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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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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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3 August 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El diario de la princesa  »

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Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$22,862,269 (USA) (5 August 2001)

Gross:

$108,248,956 (USA)
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Trivia

In the books, Mia's full name is Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldo. See more »

Goofs

When Josh is hit with the softball, the ball bounces out of sight. In several consecutive shots, the ball is nowhere around him. However, when another boy yells at him to "pick it up", the ball suddenly appears next to him, and he throws it home. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Gossip Girl: The Princess Dowry (2012) See more »

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Hold On
Written by Matthew Gerrard and Bridget Bennenatte
Performed by B*Witched
Courtesy of Epic Records and Sony Music Entertainment (UK) LTd.
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I loved this movie and although it may have been slightly cliché, the dialog was quite smart and it was quite a funny movie. I think that if you expect the movie to be Oscar worthy, it will obviously fall short. But as it only attempts to be a sweet story about a misfit 15 year old turned princess, it completely lives up to it's potential. I think that Julie Andrews completely made the movie and that Anne Hathaway also did an excellent job. The movie is great for people of all ages because it has a simplistic plot yet has great one liners and great repartee between the characters of the Queen and Princess Mia. I also think that the minor characters are great also because they provide even more comic relief.


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