The Princess DiariesMia Thermopolis is a teenage klutz who's openly mocked by the popular Lana Thomas. Mia's life takes a dramatic turn, however, when her mom announces that her late biological father was in actuality the crown prince of a small European nation, Genovia. With her friends Lilly and Michael Moscovitz in tow, she tries to navigate through the rest of her 16th year.
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Directors of "The Princess Diaries"Garry MarshallBirthdate: 13 November 1934, New York City, New York, USA
Creators of "The Princess Diaries"Meg CabotBirthdate: 1 February 1967, Bloomington, Indiana, USAGina Wendkos
Critic Reviews of "The Princess Diaries"Time OutFebruary 09, 2006
Notions of responsibility, surrogacy, rites of passage and the value of friendship are gone through, but the highlighting of modern tropes merely serves to emphasise the film's conventionality.Houston ChronicleJuly 21, 2005
Screenwriter Gina Wendkos, working from Meg Cabot's novel, resorts to monotonous movie clichés: almost uniformly cruel classmates and a callous, cacophonous mob of media jackals.Village VoiceAugust 07, 2001
A modest, enjoyable fairy tale that easily outcharms its animated stablemates of the past decade.Seattle TimesAugust 03, 2001
Bumpy but endearing.San Francisco ChronicleAugust 03, 2001
A sweet movie from a sweet director.NewsdayAugust 03, 2001
Hardly a cross-dressing update of My Fair Lady. But in its own blanded-down fashion, it captures just enough of that show's metamorphic zest to make you wish it were.EmanuelLevy.ComMay 01, 2011
This fairy tale, which feels as if it were made in the 1960s, deatures a star-making performance from the child-actress Anne HathawayCommon Sense MediaDecember 28, 2010
Terrific fun for girls and their families, too.ColeSmithey.comJuly 19, 2009
The unexpected rewards of director Garry Marshall's ("Beaches") latest spin on the well-worn Pygmalion fairy tale are numerous.TV GuideMarch 09, 2009
This Cinderella fantasy transforms a geek into a princess, and teaches a few life lessons along the way.Film4March 09, 2009
That this failed is largely down to the stilted, clichéd dialogue of the screenplay; fans of the wittier novel by Meg Cabot may well be disappointed.Sacramento News & ReviewAugust 07, 2008
Marshall milks the San Francisco scenery for all it's worth, but is all thumbs when it comes to squeezing the full comic possibilities of the story...
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