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The Princess Diaries DVD

Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews star in The Princess Diaries.
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Ever wonder what it would be like to be royalty? Well, unless you're Prince William or Harry, you probably won't ever get to experience life as a royal. But, in the Princess Diaries, gawky Mia Thermopolis finds out what its like to go from an ordinary San Franciscan teen to Princess of a small European country overnight! Find out if The Princess Diaries DVD is one worth having at home.

The Princess Diaries - Royal Run-Down

The Princess Diaries introduces you to Mia Thermopolis for the first time. An awkward 15 year-old, living with her artist mom in a cool, bohemian loft in San Francisco, Mia is taken by surprise when her grandma pays her an unexpected visit. Never having met her dad, Mia is surprised that her grandma is suddenly taking an interest in her for the first time in almost 16 years. But soon she finds out why her grandmother from Genovia has arrived. Mia is a princess! And, after her father's recent death, Mia has become the next in line to rule the tiny, faraway county.


The Princess Diaries - Once Upon a Time

The great thing about The Princess Diaries is that you get to watch Mia be transformed from an ordinary, dorky teen into a beautiful, self-assured princess. Anne Hathaway does a great job at making Mia very personable and real. So real in fact, you may catch yourself imagining it's you who's being handed a sparkling tiara. There are a ton of other great actors in The Princess Diaries as well. Mia's best friend Lilly, played by Heather Matarazzo, is super funny - she plays the part of obsessed, student activist really well. Then there's Lilly's older brother Michael. Michael (played by Rooney lead singer, Robert Schwartzman), is really cute and you'll definitely be crushin' on him by the end of the movie. There's something in this flick that'll keep you glued from start to finish.


The Princess Diaries - Do Fairy Tales Really Come True?

Sure, Anne Hathaway is already very pretty, so it's not really a stretch to imagine her as a beautiful princess. But, Anne's character, Mia Thermopolis seems like such a lost cause when you first meet her. She's got bad hair (and I'm talking "I-accidentally-stuck-my-finger-in-alight-socket" bad), she's kind of sporting a unibrow, and let's just say she's not too concerned with what's hip in fashion. So, to see her transform into such a looker is kind of cool. And, while it might not be the best to get your hopes up that you too will one day have a personal stylist come to your rescue, it is kind of nice to daydream while watching the movie. The Princess Diaries may lack a realistic plot, but that doesn't really make you dislike the movie - you'll probably like it more because of its fairy tale qualities.


The Princess Diaries - Special Edition DVD Features

Sometimes DVD extras can be disappointing, but The Princess Diaries Special Edition DVD really delivers the goods. This DVD has two discs - one for the movie, and one for the extras. That means you're getting a whole disc packed with cool stuff you've never seen before. There are eight deleted scenes, bloopers and outtakes, a behind-the-scenes feature, a sneak peek at the The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, (which hits theaters August 11, 2004) and a lot more. You will not be disappointed.


The Princess Diaries - Bottom Line

With the release of The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement on August 11, 2004, it seems like the logical thing to do is grab a copy of The Princess Diaries Special Edition DVD before you head to the theater. Not only is it a flick you'll enjoy over and over, it has a ton of extras that you won't get anywhere else.


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