Am I the only person that cannot believe that The Princess Diaries has been out for 10 years? I credit this movie for my love of Anne Hathaway and my continued love of Julie Andrews. Up until this point I had yet to see The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, so I was definitely excited to check it out. Here’s what both films are about:
The Princess Diaries: Mia Thermopolis is the average teenager – sweet, a little geeky and pretty much
invisible to everyone with theexception of her mother, best friend Lilly and Lilly’s older brother Michael. Making it through high school without throwing up is a challenge in itself for Mia, so it doesn’t come as welcome news when her estranged grandmother shows up out of the blue and calmly informs her that she is in fact the heir to the throne of a European country called Genovia. Suddenly Mia’s life is thrown into complete overload. She’s being taught about scarves, waves and pears in order to become a perfect princess, she gets a makeover and a tough looking yet sweet bodyguard/limo driver called Joe. Things get out of hand when the media gets a hold of the story and suddenly Mia is thrust into the spotlight in both thenewspapers and in school. On top of all that Mia has a choice to make. She must decide by Genovia’s Independence Day Ball whether she longs to relinquish her claim on the throne or to become the princess and heir to the throne and father and grandmother want her to be.
The Princess Diaries 2: Starring the irresistible Anne Hathaway and Academy Award winner Julie Andrews (Best Actress, Mary Poppins), this modern-day fairy tale picks up right where The Princess Diaries left off! As future queen of Genovia, Princess Mia (Hathaway) has everything a girl could want – except the magical romance she’s always dreamed of. But soon, Mia’s shocked to discover that she needs to get married right now or her family will lose the crown! Comic complications rule the day in this delightful family story about finding out who you really are and discovering what it takes to make your dreams come true!
Princess Diaries Bonus Features:
- Outtakes and Bloopers
- “A New Princess” Behind-The-Scenes Featurette
- 8 Deleted Scenes – Introduced By Director Garry Marshall
- “The Ultimate Tea Party” – With Audio Commentary By Julie Andrews And Anne Hathaway
- Music Videos
- Livin’ Like A Princess
The Princess Diaries 2 Bonus Features:
- Royal Bloopers
- The PD2 Makeover
- Deleted Scenes – Introduced By Director Garry Marshall
- “Breakaway” Music Video – By Kelly Clarkson
- Find Your Inner Princess – A Personality Quiz
- A Julie and Garry Commentary
My kiddos are still a little young to appreciate these films, but Jill did recognize Julie Andrews, whom she loves. I was pleasantly surprised with The Princess Diaries 2, and loved it just as much as the original. I seriously cannot wait until these movies can be Mommy and Daughter date night movies!
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