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The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004)

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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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Garry Marshall

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Hathaway ... Mia Thermopolis
Julie Andrews ... Queen Clarisse Renaldi
Hector Elizondo ... Joe
John Rhys-Davies ... Viscount Mabrey
Heather Matarazzo ... Lilly Moscovitz
Chris Pine ... Nicholas Devereaux
Callum Blue ... Andrew Jacoby
Kathleen Marshall ... Charlotte Kutaway
Tom Poston ... Lord Palimore
Joel McCrary ... Prime Minister Motaz
Kim Thomson ... Reporter Elsie Penworthy
Raven-Symoné ... Asana (as Raven)
Larry Miller ... Paolo
Caroline Goodall ... Mia's Mom Helen
Sean O'Bryan ... Mia's Stepfather Patrick
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Storyline

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. 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: 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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To get the kingdom of Genovia... There's just a little hitch. See more »

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Comedy | Family | Romance

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Disney

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Greek | French | Spanish

Release Date:

11 August 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Princess Diaries 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,956,453, 15 August 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$95,170,481

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$134,734,481
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Trivia

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, et cetera. 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 »

Goofs

In the scenes where Mia is reviewing the troops, there is a shot where Lily and Nicholas introduce themselves across Andrew ("Best friend of the queen-to-be. I don't like you.") In a later, related scene, Nicholas has followed Mia to the tack room. His necktie changes between the two shots. The director says (in the special features part of the DVD) that this was actually a shot taken from another scene: the pear tree scene (which is in the deleted scenes), and put into this scene instead. See more »

Quotes

Mia Thermopolis: Oh, well aren't you just... crafty. Do you want to know what else you were doing while you were doing your little lie dance?
Nicholas Devereaux: Lie dance?
Mia Thermopolis: Oh, yeah, that is exactly what you did.
Nicholas Devereaux: What is a lie dance?
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"Fat Louie" was credited as "Himself," and so was "Maurice" (whose actual name was Gatsby) See more »


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Let's Bounce
Written by Matthew Gerrard and Robbie Nevil
Produced by Matthew Gerrard
Performed by Christy Carlson Romano
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The corniness has tainted me!
15 September 2004 | by maggiemehveSee all my reviews

I am teenager residing in Arizona and chose to see this movie when I was on my last day of my cold I was having (meaning, for the youth that really are stupid, I was absent from school). Now, this movie was supposed to be aimed to teenagers and pre-teens, preferably girls. I remember seeing the original and I was just curious to see how they would do the sequel (since most movie's with sequels are really bad).

I got in the theater, noticing only a few people here and there (mostly withered old ladies) and checking the rating age. "G". Oh god, not G. No blood, no cuss words, no nothing' that I enjoyed seeing. G movies always have scared me, even when I was a little kid. This struck up my fears of seeing this movie.

I sat in my chair, only to see childish movie advertisements go on the screen. And then it started.

It started...and I wanted to die right there.

The narration voice over just seemed so annoying. They absolutely changed EVERYTHING FROM THE ORIGINAL! Making it cheap. Very cheap. They had those Disney stars like Raven go and be one of the princesses. The jokes were corny, too corny for my tastes. And they used phrases that made me shudder. It was totally unrealistic, it was trying too hard, it just was bad. And then forcing a song into it. I maybe laughed one or two times during that whole movie. Most of the time those laughs were because it was either unrealistic or just down right corny.

It was too Disney-esque. Now let me say this, I'm not the big Disney fan. Most of their films are too predictable and don't have much meaning to some of their films. I could predict almost everything that was going to happen. The klutz jokes were getting old and the movie was too long for my liking, but then out of nowhere. IT ENDED! TIME FOR ANOTHER MOVIE...I guess.

Only that chair in the backrow of the theater, that was reserved for me, will be empty if another movie Princess Diaries comes out.


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