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The Princess Diaries (2001)

 -  Comedy | Family | Romance  -  3 August 2001 (USA)
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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 15th year.

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Mia Thermopolis is the average teenager - sweet, a little geeky and pretty much invisible to everyone with the exception of her mother, best friend Lilly and Lilly's older brother Michael. Making it through high school without throwing up is a challenge in itself for Mia, so it doesn't come as welcome news when her estranged grandmother shows up out of the blue and calmly informs her that she is in fact the heir to the throne of a European country called Genovia. Suddenly Mia's life is thrown into complete overload. She's being taught about scarves, waves and pears in order to become a perfect princess, she gets a makeover and a tough looking yet sweet bodyguard/limo driver called Joe. Things get out of hand when the media gets a hold of the story and suddenly Mia is thrust into the spotlight in both the newspapers and in school. On top of all that Mia has a choice to make. She must decide by Genovia's Independence Day Ball whether she longs to relinquish her claim on the throne or to... Written by LadyN1

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princess | teenager | school | queen | media | See more »

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She rocks. She rules. She reigns.

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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3 August 2001 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$93,455 (Sweden) (28 December 2001)

Gross:

£4,904,418 (UK) (8 February 2002)
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Garry Marshall confessed that nearly all the film crew had a go on the fireman's pole. See more »

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When Paolo sets out to brush Mia's hair, he orders his assistant "Helga" to hand him the brush in make-believe German. He says, "Brüste, Helga," which translates as, "Breasts, Helga." The correct word for "brush" in German is "Bürste". See more »

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[first lines]
Helen Thermopolis: Time for school! Stop daydreaming, you'll be late for school.
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References Emma (1996) See more »

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Ain't Nuthin' But A She Thing
Written by Cheryl James
Produced by Babyboy
Performed by Lil' J
featuring Nobody's Angel and Tammie Phoenix
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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Loved it.
6 January 2004 | by (Indiana, USA) – See all my reviews

I think the Princess Diaries was one of the best Disney movies I've seen. Anne Hathaway has it all! She's pretty,smart, and funny! I loved the comedy in the movie and the story was good too. It had some scenes with feeling, I love movies like that. I know Anne will never read this but if she ever does....You're doing a wonderful job and doing what you love and don't let anyone tell you different.


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