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The Princess Diaries (2001)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Student Josh Bryant (as Erik Von Detten)
Student Jeremiah Hart (as Patrick Flueger)
Teacher Mr. O'Connell
Music Teacher Wells (as Kim Leigh)
Cheerleader Anna (as Beth Anne Garrison)


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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She rocks. She rules. She reigns.


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Release Date:

3 August 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El diario de la princesa  »


Box Office


$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,862,269, 5 August 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Caroline Goodall first played a mother in Hook (1991), when she played the mother of Peter Pan's (Robin Williams') children, Moira Banning. The second time was in The Silver Brumby (1993), when she played Amiel Daemion's mother. Third was when she played Anne Hathaway's mother in this movie. The fourth was in Chasing Liberty (2004), when she played the First Lady, as well as Mandy Moore's mother. See more »


When Lilly and Mia are on the roof of the school after the beach party, Mia's hair changes position in between shots on her shoulders. See more »


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


Referenced in Naked Movie (2002) See more »


Trynna Finda Way
Written by Nelly Furtado, Gerald Eaton, and Brian West
Performed by Nelly Furtado
Courtesy of DreamWorks Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Cool movie - great plot
6 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is one of the few movies that really made me meditate of my own life, and the invisibility around me. I think that Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews are the coolest grandaughter-grandmother couple I've ever seen - Julie Andrews being such a great actress, and Hathaway being so beautiful. Lame acting for Lana - whoever interprets her - doesn't look like a real spoilt brat - See Freaky Friday's spoilt brats for more. Anyway, cool, great movie with a superb plot - can't wait for part 2. I give it a 10. The love story between the two characters - Mia and Michael was so nice, and the line "You saw me when I was invisible" was sooooo cool.

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