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The Princess Diaries (2001)

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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Music Teacher Wells (as Kim Leigh)
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Cheerleader Anna (as Beth Anne Garrison)
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Family | Romance

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Release Date:

3 August 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El diario de la princesa  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$108,248,956

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,086,197
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Trivia

DIRECTOR_CAMEO(Garry Marshall): Guest at Genovia's annual independence ball. His sister Penny Marshall is another guest. See more »

Goofs

Helen tells Mia that they (the Queen, Mia's dad and Helen) were planning on telling Mia about her heritage when she turned 18. However the letter from Mia's dad was for her 16th birthday and it has the royal insignia on the letter head. Wouldn't that give it away? See more »

Quotes

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

"Fat Louie" was credited as "Himself," when in fact there were four cats used for the part, none of them named Louie. See more »

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Soundtracks

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Written by Krystal (as Krystal Harris), J. Morant, and James Harry (as Jimmy Harry)
Performed by Krystal (as Krystal Harris)
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It rules!
5 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

I was surprised to see that the overall voting average for PD was in the 6 range, as so many people I know enjoyed it as much as I did. Anne Hathaway plays the role perfectly, making the awkward Mia extremely likable, as the heroine always should be. Julie Andrews shines like a true royal. The entire supporting cast adds something special to the film. It's quality family fun, and destined to be another Disney classic! 9/10 stars!


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