Princess Diaries


The story revolves Princess Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldo, a fifteen-year-old girl discovers that her father was the Prince of Genovia and she is the exclusive inheritor to the throne. By her sixteenth birthday, she has to come up with a decision whether to live as a princess and move to Genovia or else stay in Manhattan with her sympathetic, artist mother. She must experience the humiliation of princess lessons at the hands of her uncompromising grandmother.


The Princess Diaries is based on Girl Power featuring. Princess Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldo also known as Mia, the 10th grader teenage girl who accidentally falls in love with her best friend’s brother Michael Kenny. Despite all of that Mia have other issues to worry about including algebra, final exams, school dance and the Genivion people who see her as their future ruler.

When Mia turns fifteen she discovers that her father was the Prince of Genovia and she is the exclusive successor to the throne The princess has to go through a very dreadful time if she agrees to become the future queen of Genovia. If not she chooses not to become the queen she can stay with her mother She comes up with a decision to live with her father and Grandmother to become the queen She has a strict grand mother who treats her the hard way. Despie so many issues she manages to win all by standing on her own two feet and getting no help from either Kenny her boyfriend or Michaels who was her crush.

Along the way she is helped along the way from mentors, her best friend, her grandmother, and people who honestly know her better. But the love did not assist her to conquer all. When Mia is crowned the queen, she was still a single lady. This was because; he genuinely respects and cares for her, but also doesn’t feel the love between the two. Mia decided not to Mary Kenny and instead marries Michael Moscovitz.


Despite being cheesy fairy tale attempt, it is a good movie nevertheless. The story is about a teenage girl who discovers she is a princess. Certainly this part is covered efficiently, but at the same time lets you forget about it being a fairy tale cliché. Anne Hathaway, who was the centralized character as Mia – was picture perfect because of her personality and cool/ funny tone of voice. It was as is she was just born to play it. In the end, this movie ranked no.19 in the top 20 movie list of the year 2001, grossing more than 100 million at the box office….something which it completely deserved. Julie Andrews, makes a sudden re-appearance as Queen Clarise.

Though she does fit perfectly to what the casting director’s envisage of the Queen, there is something that does not fit, to make it perfect. However, that does not stop anyone from not enjoying the movie and having fun. Mandy Moore’s debut performance…well was HORRIBLE (listen to her cover version of ‘Stupid Cupid’- its even worst than her acting)! But because Anne Hathaway’s character was brought out with a lot of strength, all these minor faults seemed invisible. Hector Elizondo was equally good as the chauffeur Joe. He had wit and the personality. Heather Matarazzo always plays a freak, and in this case, it is still the same.

This may be a kiddie movie, but I believe it was made for everyone to enjoy it- and it did serve it’s purpose. I ENJOYED THIS MOVIE SO MUCH and would make a great recommendation, for anyone who just wants to make movie night fun.


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