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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
"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,
"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 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
"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 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
"This threadbare sequel takes a page from such revisionist fairy tales as Shrek and Ella Enchanted, movies that assume we've grown so weary of the same old Cinderella story that they go out of their way to invert the formula."
‑ Peter Debruge, Premiere Magazine
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