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The Princess Diaries (2001)

G  |   |  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 16th year.

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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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Also Known As:

El diario de la princesa  »

Box Office

Budget:

$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$22,862,269 (USA) (3 August 2001)

Gross:

£4,904,418 (UK) (8 February 2002)
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Trivia

The picture of Mia's deceased father next to her music box is actually Anne Hathaway's real life father. He also appears to be writing the letter to her while fishing. See more »

Goofs

When Queen Clarice and Mia are talking to the police after Mia hits the trolley car, the queen tries to claim diplomatic immunity as a way to get out of the ticket for the accident, which the officer promptly denies, as Mia is not subject to immunity. However, traffic tickets have never been included in offenses excused for diplomatic immunity. Thus, even if immunity had applied to Mia, she still would have gotten a ticket. 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

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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Fun & Entertaining!
22 March 2002 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this movie. It was fun to see a fairly clean movie that was fun to watch. The acting of Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway is superb and the story shines out hope. The director takes a very unlikely event and makes it believable, teaching us all something in the process. It was refreshing to see a teen film without all the sexual inuendos and crude language.


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