The Princess Diaries (2001)

G   |    |  Comedy, Family, Romance


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Mia Thermopolis has just found out that she is the heir apparent to the throne of Genovia. With her friends Lilly and Michael Moscovitz in tow, she tries to navigate through the rest of her sixteenth year.


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Director:

Garry Marshall

Writers:

Meg Cabot (novel), Gina Wendkos (screenplay)

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18 August 2005 | ladykayedee
10
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I loved this movie and although it may have been slightly cliché, the dialog was quite smart and it was quite a funny movie. I think that if you expect the movie to be Oscar worthy, it will obviously fall short. But as it only attempts to be a sweet story about a misfit 15 year old turned princess, it completely lives up to it's potential. I think that Julie Andrews completely made the movie and that Anne Hathaway also did an excellent job. The movie is great for people of all ages because it has a simplistic plot yet has great one liners and great repartee between the characters of the Queen and Princess Mia. I also think that the minor characters are great also because they provide even more comic relief.

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Trivia

It was based on a book called "The Princess Diaries", written by Meg Cabot.


Quotes

Helen Thermopolis: Time for school! Stop daydreaming, you'll be late for school.


Goofs

When Mia is driving the Mustang up hills with her grandmother, it is implied that it is a manual because it keeps drifting backwards on hills (it even drifts all the way down a hill and hits a bus). Also there is a close-up shot of her putting both feet on the brake pedal. Later in the movie when she's driving to the ball in the rain, the car stalls and she lays down on the front passenger seat. You can clearly see the gear shifter and it is an automatic. Therefore it wouldn't drift backwards on hills.


Crazy Credits

A couple of minutes into the end credits we see a shot of Mia on the soccer field sneaking up to the ball and trying to kick it. She misses the ball and falls down.


Alternate Versions

The DVD contains 8 deleted scene which include:

  • Mia asking Queen Clarice what was her nickname in highschool.
  • Some shots of a puppet Mia being ordered about by Clarice which were inserted as Mia was late for her princess lesson.
  • Mia's history teacher visiting Mia's house and getting paint on his jacket. As he takes it off, Mia catches him shirtless.
  • Michael chatting with Mia on the school roof and removing an eyelash from her face.
  • Michael and Mia sharing a pizza with M&M's on it.
  • A scene that was supposed to show what the drunk man supposedly did at the last banquet-using a harp to slice eggs.
  • Josh telling Mia how everyone at the beach party was waiting for him to do something so they could mimic him. Josh starts inventing a banana dance in which everyone copies and starts doing.
  • Lana being exposed to the press for claiming she was Mia's best friend when she wasn't.


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SuperGirl (
Who's Gonna Save Me" Mix)"
Written by
Krystal Harris (as Krystal Harris), J. Morant, and Jimmy Harry
Remixed by Mark Isham
Performed by Krystal Harris (as Krystal Harris)
Mixed by Jason LaRocca
Courtesy of KBNHA Records

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Genres

Comedy | Family | Romance

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