The Princess Diaries

The Princess Diaries
The Princess Diaries
  • G
  • 1h 55m
  • 2001
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Starring Academy Award® winner Julie Andrews (Best Actress), the enchanting Anne Hathaway, and Hector Elizondo, THE PRINCESS DIARIES is a cool, comical Cinderella story that will touch your heart. For teenager Mia Thermopolis (Hathaway), just surviving each school day is an adventure. Then the shocking news arrives that she's a real-life princess! So begins a comical transformation towards poise and princess-ness, including a media storm, jealous schoolmates, and a plot to take over her country.

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Critics Consensus: A charming, if familiar, makeover movie for young teenage girls.
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Sweet tale about growing up is terrific fun for families.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Princess Diaries is a 2001 movie in which Anne Hathaway plays an unpopular 15-year-old who discovers that she is a princess in a European kingdom. There is some mild verbal bullying from the popular kids of a high school; the lead character and her friends are called names such as "freak." There is some teen kissing. Mia drives without a license and manages to escape a ticket using tactics that parents might find troubling. During a softball game, a male character is hit in the groin with a softball. Aside from this, the movie offers positive messages about the importance of friendship, popularity, being true to yourself, and caring about others.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Family
  • Release Date:August 3, 2001
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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