The Princess Diaries 2 - Royal Engagement
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The Princess Diaries 2 - Royal Engagement
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 that 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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 25%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Scenes end abruptly, laughs are as rare as yetis, and the overarching question seems to be: Can we turn this into a franchise?"
‑ Ed Park, Village Voice
"There's not enough story in it to fill a shoebox."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
"Was there a point of a sequel to a movie that was just decent after all?"
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"[The film] runs an insufferable two hours, leisurely chugging toward an ending most of the audience will have predicted 15 minutes in."
‑ Forrest Hartman, Reno Gazette-Journal
"Unlikely to appeal to anyone, regardless of their thoughts on the first film."
‑ Joe Utichi, FilmFocus
"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 princess might be okay without a husband."
‑ Sara Gebhardt, Washington Post
"Too blandly insubstantial to expand its appeal beyond its target demographic."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"The larger message -- that you should marry for the right reasons only when you're ready -- is one everyone can applaud."
‑ Lisa Ann Cockrel, Christianity Today
"Saddled with the sort of dialogue that would fell a von Trapp."
‑ Christopher Smith, Bangor Daily News (Maine)
"If you are a prepubescent girl with a five-year old intellect, this is a smash hit. If you're not, bring a good book."
‑ Tony Medley,
"Lumpish excuse for a contemporary fairy tale."
‑ Ella Taylor, L.A. Weekly
"A fun romp for girls of all ages."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement is unapologetically aimed towards young girls, making this review virtually moot."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"A chocolate-box sequel whose rose-tinted view of constitutional monarchy will provoke hoots of derision this side of the pond."
‑ Neil Smith,
"Constantly opts for contrived cheesiness, slathering on the cuteness with a trowel."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
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