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Directed by Garry Marshall, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement picks up where its predecessor left off -- that is, with American teenager Mia Thermopolis (Anne Hathaway) reeling over the news th... read more read she is a princess within the royal family of Genovia, a little-known European nation with a population of barely 50,000. As promised, Mia, along with her best friend, Lilly (Heather Matarazzo), travels to Genovia after their high-school graduation. The unlikely princess has hardly settled into the castle, let alone begun representing the country, when she learns that a larger title is approaching more rapidly than expected; it seems as though Mia will have to take over as queen. Suddenly, in addition to further schooling on the etiquette of royalty, Mia finds herself with a daunting prospect -- according to Genovian law, all princesses must be married before they can be crowned. In addition to Julie Andrews' reprisal of her role as Queen Clarisse Renaldi, The Princess Diaries 2 also features Hector Elizondo and John Rhys-Davies in supporting roles. Though Princess Diaries author Meg Cabot did pen a sequel (The Princess Diaries: Princess in the Spotlight), this film is not an adaptation. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi

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DVD Release Date: December 14, 2004

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  • June 13, 2012
    Again i still very much enjoy these movies, i think this second one is maybe more funny than the first, still very enjoyable and light hearted.
    Its a great teen comedy to keep you amused.
  • August 28, 2011
    No, this was way too cheesy. Anne Hathaway's carelessness was way too much. But I did liked the romantic moments which was the only part I enjoyed.
  • August 26, 2011
    It was not even nere the first. The first was original and funny, this was not. This film was pure torture to watch, what a horrible film.
  • August 12, 2011
  • June 23, 2011
    As funny as the first film.
  • February 21, 2011
    This is one of my favorite movies, and I adore Anne Hathaway not just in these movies but in the other ones she's been in. Also Chris Pine is adorable, and loved that his and Anne Hathaway's character's got together. Just a fantastic movie!!! This is my favorite of the two :)
  • August 10, 2010
    While this sort've loses the grand scale of the first Princess Diaries, it's got a lot better romantic side and works harder on the characters. Chris Pine is the big addition to the cast, making for Mia's unlikely knight in shining armor. Him and Anne Hathaway have such great che... read moremistry together that you really do dive into their love story. On top of that, you get to see Mia becoming the queen that she was always destined to be. Julie Andrews also puts in another great performance as Queen Clarisse, I think it might even be an improvement over her first. This is one of the most harmless, but extremely good coming of age movies for girls, but can also be enjoyed by everyone else.
  • May 30, 2010
    Anne Hathaway did a good job in this film.
  • July 28, 2007
    As usual, the sequel is worse than the original
  • May 30, 2007
    Not quite as good as the first but it was good.

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Ed Park
August 17, 2004
Ed Park, Village Voice

Scenes end abruptly, laughs are as rare as yetis, and the overarching question seems to be: Can we turn this into a franchise? Full Review

Sara Gebhardt
August 13, 2004
Sara Gebhardt, Washington Post

Sometimes charming, sometimes a tad too silly and all the time predictable, Princess Diaries 2 gives you what you'd expect and doesn't take many chances besides allowing for the possibility that a pri... Full Review

Ella Taylor
August 12, 2004
Ella Taylor, L.A. Weekly

Lumpish excuse for a contemporary fairy tale. Full Review

Stephen Hunter
August 11, 2004
Stephen Hunter, Washington Post

There's not enough story in it to fill a shoebox. Full Review

Joe Leydon
August 11, 2004
Joe Leydon, Variety

Too blandly insubstantial to expand its appeal beyond its target demographic. Full Review

Claudia Puig
August 11, 2004
Claudia Puig, USA Today

We all love a good fairy tale, but the enchantment is missing in this predictable sequel. Full Review

Moira MacDonald
August 11, 2004
Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times

The movie is undeniably cute. But it's also often a gooey mess, with a plot that manages to be both wearisome and preposterous (to grown-ups, that is). Full Review

Carla Meyer
August 11, 2004
Carla Meyer, San Francisco Chronicle

Offers enough glossy good cheer to appeal to everyone. Full Review

Carrie Rickey
August 11, 2004
Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer

It's an 8-year-old girl's fantasy of adulthood, right down to the purple-and-scarlet uniforms worn by the Genovian National Guard.

Jay Boyar
August 11, 2004
Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel

So lame. Full Review

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    • Clarisse Renaldi: Some girls are fair. Some are jolly and fit. Some have a well-bred air or a well-honed wit. Each one's with its one's a jewel with a singular shine, a work of art with its own rare design. Dearl little girl, you are terribly blessed, but it's your heart of gold I love the best. And that will be your crowning glory your whole life through. It'll always be your crowning glory--the most glorious part of you.

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