The Princess Diaries

The Princess Diaries

DVD - 2001
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Your basic Cinderella makeover story with a fresh and affectionate twist. Mia is a frizzy-haired, glasses-wearing 15-year-old girl whose two highest ambitions are to become invisible and to get a few kisses from an attractive school heartthrob. She is stunned and horrified when her coolly continental grandmother shows up and informs her that she's the crown princess of the European principality Genovia. Soon enough, Mia has to undertake "princess lessons" (and a makeover) from her queenly grandmother, and eventually she blossoms into a confident, radiant girl.


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Nov 28, 2020

I'd seen the original a few times but it was nice to see it again bundled with the sequel which I'd only seen bits and pieces of. As for the original it was really cute and I loved Mia's transformation from ordinary teenager to Princess. Julie Andrews was beyond wonderful and I loved Hector Elizondo. Such a cute and funny movie..

As for the sequel, I admit that I lost interest a few times and had to re watch it twice, but all in all I really liked it. Loved the Princess slumber party and what makes sequels work is having most of the original cast. That was a define plus. Gary Marshall directed both of these movies and there is a slight nod to "Pretty Woman" in the sequel (unless I just imagined it).

For me the best thing about this DVD set was/were the extras. So many, including a Princess quiz, outtakes and a featurette on the making of the movie. It looked amazingly fun! I'm almost finished with "Royal Engagement" but I think I'm going to watch it again with the commentary featuring Julie Andrews and Hector Elizondo.

Honestly I'm going to be sad when I have to return this to the library, but I will definitely check it out again!

Jan 22, 2020

It sucks to many kkkkkkiiiiiiisssssiiinngg

May 27, 2019

GOOD 2001 Disney film with entertaining plot, acting, etc. Interesting view into millennial teen life. The main teen characters were amusing and well portrayed.

Aug 01, 2018

Entertaining, fresh, & fun. These two movies will be enjoyed by kids and adults of all ages. Recommend

Mar 23, 2018

A fun and exciting film that captures the hearts of its viewers with Mia's quirkiness, some quick twists and surprises, and hilarious humour.

Feb 25, 2018

funny and exiting ads a twist to normal everyday llife and i love it
i recomend it to everyone

Oct 19, 2017

I quite enjoyed watching Disney’s The Princess Diaries! I thought that this movie was very unique, and had a very intriguing story line. The main character, Mia, is very likeable, and makes the film much more engaging for the audience. I thought that the story line was clever, and appreciated the well-balanced humour, action, and suspense. The revelation that Mia is really a princess was creative, and made for an interesting adventure and transformation! I think that this is a movie that people of various ages would enjoy, which is why I would definitely recommend that other viewers give it a try! @PenelopeScriptor of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public LIbrary

I have seen this movie many, many times, and just love it even more each time I watch it. I think that it is a bit more of a realistic approach to how a teenager may react and handle the situation if they found out they were of royal blood. I really loved the comedy throughout the movie. It’s hard to express in words the love that I have for this movie. I highly recommend that everyone watches this movie if they haven’t already. And even if you have already seen it (whether that was once or countless of times) I suggest that for your next movie night you choose this one as it will just brighten your day just a little bit more. Rating: 5/5
@novelidea of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

A favorite guilty pleasure movie of mine. Not entirely accurate to the book, but it certainly captures the spirit of it.

Jan 13, 2017


Jul 17, 2016

A fun movie that embodies every female's fantasy. One of my favourite fairytale movies.

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Dec 20, 2018

"Why didn't we dress like her? We look like idiots!"
"Hey, wait for me! No not you I don't even know you."
"I got sat on again."

Dec 20, 2018

Catch a shooting star and slip it in your pocket, save it for a rainy day.

Feb 25, 2018

have corage and keep going theres always someone therer to help even if you don't see it.


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