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.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten47%
Critics Consensus: A charming, if familiar, makeover movie for young teenage girls.
Reviews
Time Out
Derek Adams
Rotten

Notions of responsibility, surrogacy, rites of passage and the value of friendship are gone throug...

June 21, 2017
Houston Chronicle
Bruce Westbrook
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Screenwriter Gina Wendkos, working from Meg Cabot's novel, resorts to monotonous movie clichs: alm...

June 21, 2017
Village Voice
Ed Park
Fresh

A modest, enjoyable fairy tale that easily outcharms its animated stablemates of the past decade.

June 16, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
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
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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