The Princess Diaries
The life of gawky Mia Thermopolis changes drastically after learning she's the heir to a European principality's throne. But as her royal grandmother schools Mia on conducting herself with gracious disdain, she ends up at odds with her best friend.
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- Garry Marshall
- This movie is
English, Spanish (Neutral), FrenchClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; audio commentary with Garry Marshall; "The Ultimate Tea Party" audio commentary with Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway; "A New Princess" behind-the-scenes featurette; 8 deleted scenes introduced by Garry Marshall; Myra music video "Miracles Happen"; Krystal music video "SuperGirl."
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that The Princess Diaries is a 2001 movie in which Anne Hathaway plays an unpopular 15-year-old who discovers that she is a princess in a European kingdom. There is some mild verbal bullying from the popular kids of a high school; the lead character and her friends are called names such as "freak." There is some teen kissing. Mia drives without a license and manages to escape a ticket using tactics that parents might find troubling. During a softball game, a male character is hit in the groin with a softball. Aside from this, the movie offers positive messages about the importance of friendship, popularity, being true to yourself, and caring about others.
- Sexual Content
- References to kissing.
- Some comic pratfalls. A car crash, but no one gets hurt.
- Some verbal bullying from popular girls, who call the lead character a "freak."
- Social Behavior
- Stay true to yourself. Themes include growing up, finding yourself, and taking chances.
- A Hot Stuff Pizza box is prominently displayed during a pizza delivery. One of the main characters is always eating M&Ms.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- An older diplomat acts drunk at a dinner party. Other adults drink alcoholic beverages but don't seem drunk.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it