The Princess Diaries (film)

The Princess Diaries is a 2001 American comedy film produced by singer and actress Whitney Houston and directed by Garry Marshall. It is based on Meg Cabots 2000 novel of the same name. The film stars acting newcomer Anne Hathaway, in her film debut as Mia Thermopolis, a teenager who discovers that she is the heir to the throne of the fictional Kingdom of Genovia, ruled by her grandmother Queen Dowager Clarisse Renaldi, as portrayed by actress and singer Julie Andrews. It also stars Heather Matarazzo as Mias best friend Lilly Moscovitz, Hctor Elizondo as Joseph, the Queens Head of Security, and Robert Schwartzman as Lillys brother Michael, who has a crush on Mia.

15yearold Mia Thermopolis lives with her artist mother Helen and her cat Fat Louie in a remodeled San Francisco firehouse. Mia is a somewhat awkward, unpopular girl who is terrified of public speaking, even in class, and is seemingly invisible to her crush, Josh Bryant, and mocked by his cheerleader girlfriend, Lana Thomas. Mias only real friends are the equally unpopular Lilly Moscovitz and Lillys brother Michael, who secretly has a crush on Mia.Just before her 16th birthday, Mia learns her paternal grandmother, Clarisse, is visiting from Genovia, a small European kingdom. When Mia goes to meet her at a large house later revealed to be the Genovian consulate, Clarisse reveals she is actually Queen Clarisse Renaldi, and that her son, Mias late father, was Crown Prince of Genovia. Mia is stunned to learn she is a princess and heir to the Genovian throne. In shock, Mia runs home and angrily confronts her mother, who explains she had planned to tell Mia on her 18th birthday, but that her fathers death has forced the issue. Queen Clarisse visits and explains that if Mia refuses the throne, Genovia will be without a ruler a subplot involves a scheming baron and his unsightly baroness quietly rooting for Mias downfall. Helen persuades a hesitant Mia to attend princess lessons with the Queen, telling her she does not have to make her decision until the upcoming Genovian Independence Day ball. ........

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