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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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The throne is all hers...but there's a little hitch. See more »

Genres:

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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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In an article published in Variety in 2015 to mark the ten-year anniversary of the release of Brokeback Mountain, director Ang Lee said that he was unfamiliar with Anne Hathaway before her audition, and he was told by the casting director that "the next actress coming in to read was going to apologize for her clothes and make-up, but to just let her do that, and go into the reading." This was because Hathaway was auditioning for Brokeback Mountain during her lunch break from filming The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004) (also on the Universal lot), and, according to Lee, she read for the part of Lureen "wearing heavy make-up and dressed as a princess." See more »

Goofs

After Mia falls in the fountain with Nicholas her lipstick has rubbed off but in the next shot it has been reapplied. See more »

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Prince Jacques Dubé: [Lord Devereaux and Mia are dancing and Prince Jacques comes up behind them and taps Nicolas impatiently on the shoulder. He clears his throat] It is Prince Jacques turn!
Prince Jacques Dubé: [Nicholas steps away and Mia smiles at Prince Jacques] Your Highness.
[Jacques steps forward and puts one hand in hers and the other around her waist]
Prince Jacques Dubé: If this were my party, we'd be kissing by now.
Mia Thermopolis: [Mia and Jacques continue to dance]
Prince Jacques Dubé: May I blow in your ear?
Mia Thermopolis: Can you reach it?
Mia Thermopolis: [...]
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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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References I Love Lucy (1951) See more »

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Genovian Anthem
Music by Bill Larkin
Lyrics by Joel McCrary
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Totally dreamy!
20 February 2007 | by polar24See all my reviews

More from Ms Hathaway and Ms Poppins as the newly crowned Princess Mia travels to Genovia to fulfill all the roles of royal domestication and to achieve every princess's dream - to get married! This is really an add-on to the 2001 film with more cake-icing sets, ravishing costume changes, and dilemmas of love and politics, all set to a funky dance soundtrack.

Mia's school sweetheart has been replaced by two dashing handsome men. One the heir and future prince of Genovia and the other, her irresistible love-to-hate nephew. The love triangle forms the main obstacle in the film for Mia and so this sequel plays more like a guilty pleasure for fans of the first film than the coming-of-age story it could have been.

The female leads are once again so much fun to be around and lovely to watch on screen. Even more charming than her male suiters, Hathaway is a knockout, and looks exquisitely ravishing in each scene. I was swept away by the sparking chateaus and glistening make-up, but must say the believability factor was definitely pushing the line in this episode.

I admit that despite my animosity at this puff-pastry of a sequel, I still had lots of fun with it, and it shouldn't stop you from having a really enjoyable daydream for a few hours. The sets, costumes and main star are all gorgeous to behold thanks to the high production values, For the most part, a pleasure for the eyes and a charming, enchanting yet predictable bubble-bath of a fairytale.


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