Cover image for The princess diaries
Title:
The princess diaries
Author:
Houston, Whitney.
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Walt Disney Home Entertainment : distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (115 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Your basic Cinderella makeover story with a fresh and affectionate twist. Mia is a frizzy-haired, glasses-wearing 15-year-old girl whose two highest ambitions are to become invisible and to get a few kisses from an attractive school heartthrob. She is stunned and horrified when her coolly continental grandmother shows up and informs her that she's the crown princess of the European principality Genovia. Soon enough, Mia has to undertake "princess lessons" (and a makeover) from her queenly grandmother, and eventually she blossoms into a confident, radiant girl.
General Note:
Based on the novel by Meg Cabot.

Special features: "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; Myra music video "Miracles happen"; Krystal music video "SuperGirl"; THX-certified.

Closed-captioned.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English

French

Spanish
ISBN:
9780788832024

9780788844287
UPC:
786936166972

786936211085
Format :
DVD

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This teen comedy from Disney is based on a popular novel by Meg Cabot and directed by Garry Marshall. Mia Thermopolis (Anne Hathaway) is a teenage klutz who's openly mocked by the popular Lana Thomas (pop singer Mandy Moore). In fact, Mia's only friend at her exclusive prep school is the socially outcast Lilly (Heather Matarazzo). 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. Now Mia is the sole heir to the throne, and her grandmother, Queen Clarisse Renaldi (Julie Andrews) wants to tutor the awkward teen in royal behavior. It's a daunting task given Mia's lax table manners, poise, and hair care, but the girl perseveres with some makeover help from her grandmother's security chief Hector Elizondo) and a style expert (Larry Miller). In the meantime, Mia's romantic affections are torn between the handsome, popular Josh (Erik Von Detten) and the more appropriate Michael (Robert Schwartzman), who also happens to be Lilly's brother. The Princess Diaries is the second film from Whitney Houston's production shingle after the television version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella (1997). ~ Karl Williams, Rovi


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