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G| 1 hr. 55 min.

Plot Summary
Shy San Francisco teenager Mia Thermopolis (Anne Hathaway) is thrown for a loop when, from out of the blue, she learns the astonishing news that she's a real-life princess! As the heir apparent to the crown of the small European principality of Genovia, Mia begins a comical journey toward the throne when her strict and formidable grandmother, Queen Clarisse Renaldi (Julie Andrews), shows up to give her "princess lessons."

Cast: Julie Andrews , Anne Hathaway , Hector Elizondo , Heather Matarazzo , Mandy Moore , Caroline Goodall , Robert Schwartzman , Patrick Flueger

Director: Garry Marshall

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures

The Princess Diaries (2001)

Release Date: August 3rd, 2001|1 hr. 55 min.

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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Entertaining and pleasing for children and parents, and not in the schizophrenic way of most kid's movies, which toss naughty in-jokes over the kiddies' heads. show more

  • 75
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Isn't always perfect. But it fills an empty spot in the hearts of girls of all ages who have been pining all summer for a movie like this. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    The extent to which The Princess Diaries succeeds is the result of how pretty Hathaway at first mimics, then internalizes, Andrews' essential majesty. show more

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