#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Mia Thermopolis is the average teenager – sweet, a little geeky and pretty much invisible to everyone with the exception of her mother, best friend Lilly and Lilly’s older brother Michael. Making it through high school without throwing up is a challenge in itself for Mia, so it doesn’t come as welcome news when her estranged grandmother shows up out of the blue and calmly informs her that she is in fact the heir to the throne of a European country called Genovia. Suddenly Mia’s life is thrown into complete overload. She’s being taught about scarves, waves and pears in order to become a perfect princess, she gets a makeover and a tough looking yet sweet bodyguard/limo driver called Joe. Things get out of hand when the media gets a hold of the story and suddenly Mia is thrust into the spotlight in both the newspapers and in school. On top of all that Mia has a choice to make. She must decide by Genovia’s Independence Day Ball whether she longs to relinquish her claim on the throne or to become the princess and heir to the throne her father and grandmother want her to be.
Plot: A socially awkward but very bright 15-year-old girl being raised by a single mom discovers that she is the princess of a small European country because of the recent death of her long-absent father, who, unknown to her, was the crown prince of Genovia. She must make a choice between continuing the life of a San Francisco teen or stepping up to the throne.
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Good watch, would watch again, and can recommend.
This feels like a trope, but I’m honestly not sure if “surprise, you’re royal” is a trope. Making up a country for this also feels like a special sub-trope.
What I’m sure is a trope is the “She’s All That” where you have a clumsy, homely girl that you turn into a beautiful, graceful desirable.
The fun of cultures clashing between America and “Genovia” is fun, and a family reuniting is touching, but all the high school girl drama, all the flavors, is overdone and boring. I understand it is needed to develop Mia as a character with which we empathize, but there have to be better ways to establish a character. Unfortunately, we would lose quite a lot by speeding it up, so I get it.
While this movie doesn’t do much special, it’s equally good from start to finish, and reliably so.
It goes on for a bit too long, but ‘The Princess Diaries’ is just about a good film.
Anne Hathaway (Mia) is the star no doubt, she’s the only character I’ll likely remember from this 2001 production. Julie Andrews (Clarisse) is decent too, while Héctor Elizondo (Joe) is extremely likeable in his role. There’s also a (incredibly) small appearance from ‘The Walking Dead’ alum Karl Makinen.
I found the plot a little tedious to watch in parts, not helped by a few cringey gags. I also, in live-action/non-fantasy films, always find it difficult to believe in fictional places – in this case “Genovia”. It’s a small gripe of mine. Anyway, I do of course appreciate and rate the overall message of the film.
Overall, when all is said and done, I did narrowly enjoy watching this. The main reason being Hathaway, but also the moral of the story.
Formulaic but difficult to dislike
Mia Thermopolis (played by Anne Hathaway) is a 15-year old girl. Awkward and shy she lives with her artist mother Helen (Catherine Goodall) in an refurbished former fire station. Then one day she meets her grandmother Clarisse (Julie Andrews) and is informed that she is the Princess of the European country of Genovia. Despite the perks involved, she is not so sure she wants to assume the title.
Very formulaic and obviously made for children, the whole plot and production are pure Disney. Very fairy tale-like and predictable.
Yet it is difficult to dislike. The main characters are not your usual irritating, bratty teens. There is an innocence to it all that propels the movie. Plus, Anne Hathaway puts in a wonderful, charming performance as Mia.
So, really a children’s movie, but adults won’t mind being forced to sit through it.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 51 min (111 min)
Genre Comedy, Family, Romance
Director Garry Marshall
Writer Meg Cabot (novel), Gina Wendkos (screenplay)
Actors Julie Andrews, Anne Hathaway, Hector Elizondo, Heather Matarazzo
Country USA, UK
Awards 3 wins & 11 nominations.
Production Company Bottom of the Ninth Productions Inc., BrownHouse Productions
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor (prints)
Film Length 3,231 m (Spain)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Eastman)