[56] Katie Rosseinsky of Grazia credits the film with introducing "one of the best makeover sequences in teen movie history" while teaching "excellent life lessons". [80], Most of Marshall's films revolve around themes "of recognizing and embracing one's own unique qualities and gifts". [127] Despite being unimpressed with his direction, the New York Post film critic Lou Lumenick commended Marshall for "showcas[ing] Hathaway’s star quality in a way that’s more than a little reminiscent of his most famous film, Pretty Woman" and praised Elizondo's contribution. [106] The Princess Diaries achieved the second-highest opening earnings for a live-action G-rated film, behind 101 Dalmatians (1996) at $33.5 million. [28][70] Andrews recalled having to constantly walk up and down the set's main staircase while struggling to remain regal and composed in appearance. [89] Amy Meadows, writing for The Tech, remarked that the film would hold few surprises for anyone who has seen Cinderella, My Fair Lady, or any other fairy tale. [74] Hathaway tripped and fell while filming a scene in which she is walking atop bleachers during the rain,[75] but continued to recite her lines as though nothing had happened. [68][69] Principal photography took place between September 18 and December 8, 2000, with filming beginning one month before Cabot's novel was published. Nonton The Princess Diaries (2001). [45] Both Elizondo and Miller had appeared in Pretty Woman. Though she does fit perfectly to what the casting director's envisage of the Queen, there is something that does not fit, to make it perfect. [147], In January 2019, Hathaway confirmed there is a script being written for a third film and that she, Julie Andrews, and producer Debra Martin Chase are on board. [9] Cabot acknowledged the challenge of adapting a 300-page novel, which she had written in the form of a diary, into a 90-page screenplay but was ultimately satisfied with the final results and Marshall's direction. [73] The production designers decorated Malibu's Zuma Beach to resemble San Francisco's Baker Beach. [56], Héctor Elizondo was cast as Joe, Mia's limousine driver and Clarisse's head of security. [122] She ultimately credited Andrews and Hathaway's performances with saving the picture. "[85], Houston and BrownHouse Productions were heavily involved in curating music for the film, which Kristal Brent Zook of The Washington Post observed "displays more girl power and ethnic flavor than the film does". [61] Marshall's wife appears as a ball guest, while his twin granddaughters Lily and Charlotte, the same granddaughters who inspired him to cast Hathaway,[27] appear as a pair of schoolgirls asking for Mia's autograph. [144][145], A sequel, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, was released on August 11, 2004, with Garry Marshall returning to direct and Debra Martin Chase to produce the sequel. Mia Thermopolis (Anne Hathaway) is the average teenager - sweet, a little geeky, and pretty much invisible to everyone with the exception of her mother, best friend Lilly (Heather Matarazzo) … [86] Jacobs Kristal Brent Zook of The Washington Post wrote that Clarisse "must ... remake the gawky girl into a vision of regal grace" in "true Henry Higgins fashion", a character from My Fair Lady. [36][76] The crowns and tiaras worn by both actresses are preserved by the Walt Disney Archives, into which they were inducted in 2016 to commemorate the film's 15th anniversary. [29] The Princess Diaries remains Schwartzman's only major film role. She,s just a New York City girl living with her artist mom News Flash: Dad is prince of Genovia. [16], By August 1999, the film was greenlit by Disney, who agreed to produce it with singer Whitney Houston's BrownHouse Productions,[14] and Cabot's manuscript was forwarded to potential screenwriters. Overwhelmed by the discovery, Mia initially refuses until Helen convinces her to attend her grandmother's "princess lessons" on the condition that she may need to not make her final decision until the Genovian Independence Day Ball in three weeks' time. "[88], Nanciann Cherry, writing for The Blade, reviewed the film as "no more and no less than a live-action Cinderella, all dolled up for the 21st century". [94] Debney identified The Princess Diaries as one of the films he is most proud to have worked on, explaining that the project holds an "emotional connection" because it reminds him of his mother. [148], Elite Daily contributor Alana Altmann described the film as "a bonafide fave of '90s and 2000s kids alike". His real-life band Rooney has a cameo appearance as garage band Flypaper,[28] with Schwartzman playing their lead singer. [3] Writing for the same publication, Kristen Perrone called the film "an essential part of the childhoods of anyone who grew up in the early 2000s". I didn't know what I was doing. contributor McKenna Aiello identified the montage as "the first scene that comes to mind" when remembering The Princess Diaries,[156] a sentiment with which InStyle agreed. [136], At the Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards, The Princess Diaries was nominated for Best Family Film - Live Action. Julie Andrews, makes a sudden re-appearance as Queen Clarise. [131][132] Debney's score won the ASCAP Award for Top Box Office Film, one of three awards the composer received at the 17th Film and Television Music Awards ceremony. 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The teachers don't intervene, knowing that Lana deserved it. [99] Prior to introducing the film, Marshall encouraged audience members to chant "G is a good rating", deliberately referencing the lack of G-rated films released that year. "[56] Marshall would sometimes hold parades for the entire crew, particularly when it was a cast or crew members' birthday. “> CracKing: No need to yell. Shock of the Century: Like it or not, Mia Thermopolis is prime princess material. 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, Queen Clarisse Renaldi (Dame Julie Andrews), 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. [32] Christy Carlson Romano was unable to audition due to scheduling conflicts while filming the Disney Channel series Even Stevens. [28], The actress was cast based on her sole audition without performing a screen test. [28] Marshall worked with Larry Miller, who portrays Mia's hair stylist Paolo,[62] to improvise humour moments, such as shrieking upon seeing Mia for the first time and drawing his styling tools from his pockets as though they are pistols. [46] She accepted the role based solely on her conversations with Marshall without reading Wendkos' script. Released on August 3, 2001, the film was an unexpected commercial success, grossing over $165 million worldwide. [26] The title was reverted once the setting was changed to San Francisco, California,[27] a decision Marshall made because the latter is home to both himself and his granddaughters, to whom the film is dedicated. [13] The Princess Diaries was Houston's first feature film production venture,[17] and her studio's second film after Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella. [78], Andrews explained that the film is as much "about what you are inside and the responsibility and just plain old hard work that goes into being a princess" as it is "about the trappings of being a princess". SHOCK OF THE CENTURY:Like it or not, Mia Thermopolis is prime princess material. The movie was also Hathaway's film debut. [27] At times Hathaway was required to leave the set in full costume, claiming that she "never felt so alone in [her] entire life". THE WORST PART:Mia must take princess lessons from her dreaded grandmère, the dowager princess of Genovia, who thinks Mia has a thing or two to learn before she steps up to t… Shy high school student Mia Thermopolis resides with her mother Helen in a refurbished firehouse in San Francisco. [47], The Princess Diaries earned mixed reviews from film critics upon release. 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 and limo driver called Joe (Hector Elizondo). [32] Houston conceived the scene in which Mia smears her ice cream cone on Lana's cheerleader uniform. [168] Hathaway suffered from being typecast in "good girl" roles in Hollywood,[28] and struggled to pursue more serious, non-princess roles;[102] this would inspire her to pursue a wider range of films as possible. [50] Marshall allowed Andrews significant freedom to determine Clarisse's portrayal. [19] Although Cabot did not write the screenplay herself, she worked closely with Chase to discuss changes deemed necessary to translate the story from page to screen,[16] maintaining that "The essence of the story, or the message, of staying true to yourself ... still comes through". [121] Elvis Mitchell, film critic for The New York Times, found the film to be merely "a blandly reassuring comedy" but described it as perfectly cast, hailing Hathaway as "royalty in the making, a young comic talent with a scramble of features". Meg Cabot’s many books for both adults and tweens/teens have included multiple global and #1 New York Times bestsellers, selling over twenty-five million copies worldwide.Her Princess Diaries … The film follows Mia Thermopolis (Hathaway), a shy American teenager who learns she is heir to the throne of a European kingdom. He decided to marry Rosagunde, the daughter of one of the former king's generals. In the end, this movie ranked no.19 in the top 20 movie list of the year 2001, grossing more than 100 million at the box office….something which it completely deserved. Suddenly Mia's life is thrown into complete overload. 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