Note: Do not let the "G" rating on this movie fool you - still use caution when showing this movie to small children for it has some minor issues. It shows a divorced mom (but at least their separation was mutual and there was no adultery), and a feminized hairdresser (but not a homosexual). And Disney has over-commercialized and over-glorified "being a princess".

 

 The Princess Diaries (Disney) (115 mins) (G)
(This information edited and enhanced from the movie jacket.)

"A Hip, Fun and Moving Modern Day Fairy Tale from the Director of 'Pretty Woman.'" San Francisco Beacon

Academy Award winner Julie Andres, enchanting newcomer Anne Hathaway and Hector Elizondo (Pretty Woman) lead a charmed cast in Disney's The Princess Diaries, a hilarious, hip and heartwarming modern day Cinderella story. Mia Thermopolis (Hathaway is a bright but terribly shy and gawky teenager whose goal in life is to survive each school day with a minimum of attention and embarrassment. Unfortunately, her wish to be invisible is thwarted when her estranged grandmother arrives and delivers the shocking news that she is a real life princess -- heir to the throne of Genovia! Furious and incredulous, the reluctant royal agrees to take " princess lessons" and make the biggest decision of her life -- in three weeks. And so begins a comical transformation towards poise and princess-ness when she finds herself in the middle of a media storm, jealous schoolmates an a plot to take over her country. Funny, uplifting and affirming -- your entire family will thoroughly enjoy this crown jewel.

 

  
  
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Special Features included on this DVD:
* "A new princess" Behind-the-scenes Featurette
* 8 Deleted scenes Introduced by Director Garry Marshall
* "The Ultimate Tea Party" Audio commentary with Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway
* Audio commentary with Director Garry Marshall
* Myra Music Video "Miracles Happen"
* Krystal Musci Video "Super Girl"
* Fullscreen 1.33 to 1 (4:3) to fit older TVs
* Languages: English French
* Subtitles: Spanish