• The Princess Diaries (2001)

The Princess Diaries

Release Date: August 3rd, 2001

DVD Release Date: December 18th, 2001

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, Héctor Elizondo, Heather Matarazzo, Mandy Moore, Caroline Goodall, Robert Schwartzman, Patrick Flueger

Director: Garry Marshall

Genres: Children , Comedy

Production Co: BrownHouse Productions, Bottom of the Ninth Productions Inc.

Distributors: Walt Disney Pictures

Keywords: Growing up, 2000s, Family, Lighthearted, Amusing, Best friend, School, Brother

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Mick LaSalleSan 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 WloszczynaUSA 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

  • 75
    Loren KingChicago Tribune

    Manages to wring some originality out of its fairy-tale plot. This freshness compensates for the expected hackneyed qualities in this Cinderella tale. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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