The Princess Diaries
USA, 2001, 115 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Coming of Age, Family Friendly, Romantic Comedy
Assisted by such seasoned pros as Julie Andrews and Hector Elizondo (a Marshall regular), Anne Hathaway shines here in her first major film role. She plays Mia, a high school misfit who has resigned herself to social invisibility. Mia and her best friend, Lilly (Heather Matarazzo), are outcasts. While Lilly relishes the role, Mia just wishes a cute popular boy she likes, Josh (Erik von Detten), would notice her. Mia's life changes dramatically when her grandmother (Andrews) contacts her and Mia finds out she is heir to the throne of Genovia, a small European country between France and Spain. The klutzy, socially awkward girl doesn't think she's up to the job, but she agrees to be coached in regal manners by her grandmother before deciding if she wants to become a princess.
DIRECTOR: Gary Marshall
US Distributor: Walt Disney