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The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Family  -  11 August 2004 (USA)
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Now settled in Genovia, Princess Mia faces a new revelation: she is being primed for an arranged marriage to an English suitor.

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Princess Mia has just turned 21 and is supposed to succeed her grandmother as the Queen of Genovia. But Viscount Mabrey who wishes that his nephew who is also in line to the throne to be the new ruler, reminds everyone of a law that states that an unmarried woman can't be made queen, and with the backing of parliament, he opposes Mia's coronation. But Queen Clarice asks that Mia be allowed time to find a husband, and she is given 30 days. But Mabrey tries to do what he can to stop that. But his nephew, Nicholas has met Mia and they are both attracted to each other but Mia upon learning who he is, dislikes and doesn't trust him but Clarice has invited him to stay with them for the 30 day period to keep an eye on him. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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It can take a lifetime to find true love; she's got 30 days! See more »


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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$67,087 (South Africa) (14 January 2005)

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$756,466 (South Africa) (21 January 2005)
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Julie Andrews loves fresh flowers, and convinced Garry Marshall to use only real flowers in the arrangements inside Rinaldi Castle. During the filming, she was constantly adjusting the arrangements, removing dying blossoms, etc. The centerpiece of the kitchen table (in the scene where Nicholas tops his chocolate mousse) got switched from a large piece (as seen in the background) to the cluster of small flowers seen in the final cut - the original arrangement got in the way of the filming. See more »

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Because You Live
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"good clean fun"
14 September 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Disney have proved yet again why they are a head and shoulders above the competition when it comes to producing movies that aren't admittedly brain food, but are "good clean fun", (if you'll forgive the cliché), for kids. For every little girl who ever dreamed of becoming a princess, this film is the perfect way to spend two hours.

True, it was grossly unfaithful to Meg Cabot's original novels, but still managed to convey the charm and slick veneer that has come to be associated with Disney, and the valuable message of independence for little princesses everywhere.

For the more mature audience, this is a happy chance to revisit childhood, or simply breathe a sigh of relief that what your child is watching is not in any way compromising or damaging, and will not have to be explained later.

Good message. Solid performances. Sweet (if bland and predictable at times) story line. Great movie!

Highly recommended for two hours of escapism on a summer's afternoon.


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