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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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3 August 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El diario de la princesa  »

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$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$108,244,774 (USA) (11 January 2002)
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Trivia

The Latin motto in the Genovian crest is best translated as "The whole body works". See more »

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When Mia is walking by the group of cheerleaders tormenting her about her public speaking anxiety (..."bullimic convention?"), Lana sits down, then sits down a second time without ever getting up in between. 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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"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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Cool movie - great plot
6 March 2004 | by (Constanta, Romania) – 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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