Producers: Debra Martin Chase, Whitney Houston
& Mario Iscovich
Written by: Gina Wendkos & Shonda Rhimes
Cast: Anne Hathaway, Heather Matarazzo, Hector
Elizondo, Caroline Goodall, John Rhys-Davies, Callum Blue, Chris
Pine, Julie Andrews
Kids’ eye view:
Princess Diaries 2 is an incredibly fun movie. Princess
Mia (Hathaway) is a college graduate and on her
way to becoming Queen of Genovia. She finds a secret passageway
with an opening where she listens in on the Genovian Parliament.
A scheming minister, who wants his nephew to rule Genovia, brings
up the fact that there is a law that says that before a princess
can become queen she has to get married. So now Mia has to fall
in love, get engaged, and get married in 30 days or else she cannot
become queen! Sound like fun? I don’t think so!
The music in Princess Diaries 2 is awesome, with a wide
variety of singers. I can’t wait to get the soundtrack!
This movie is a romantic adventure with a strong female character
who proves that she is very capable of ruling on her own.
As a parent of a girl, I have always been wary of the message
in the standard happily-ever-after fairytale—the prince comes
along to make everything all right. Princess Diaries 2
is a great 21st-century fairytale, relying not on being saved by
a Prince Charming so much as recognizing that the charming Princess
can tackle her own dilemmas.
This is a fun movie with some very silly comedy mixed with beautiful
costumes and scenery, good music, and a nice story. The writers
don’t leave us hanging about what happens to the folks from
the first movie, and they bring in new characters who really spice
up this movie. John Rhys-Davies (Viscount Mabrey)
does a fine job of being the evil baddie, Callum Blue
(Andrew Jacoby) plays the part of the honorable gentleman well,
while Chris Pine (Nicholas Devereaux) is the handsome
rogue. To see such a beautiful young lady like Hathaway pull off
the physical comedy splattered throughout the movie is refreshing.
Some of the humor is a bit over-the-top, and bits of the movie seem
to take some pretty big leaps, but overall the story is good, and
hearing Julie Andrews (Queen Clarisse) sing in
a movie again is a treat. I will definitely recommend this one to
anyone who likes a fairytale or comedy, or has always dreamed of
having her own mall in her bedroom.
—Samantha, Caleb, Karen
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