Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

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Director: Garry Marshall

Cast: Anne Hathaway, Julie Andrews, Hector Elizondo

     
 

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Directed by Garry Marshall, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement picks up where its predecessor left off -- that is, with American teenager Mia Thermopolis (Anne Hathaway) reeling over the news that she is a princess within the royal family of Genovia, a little-known European nation with a population of barely 50,000. As promised, Mia, along with her bestSee more details below

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Directed by Garry Marshall, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement picks up where its predecessor left off -- that is, with American teenager Mia Thermopolis (Anne Hathaway) reeling over the news that she is a princess within the royal family of Genovia, a little-known European nation with a population of barely 50,000. As promised, Mia, along with her best friend, Lily (Heather Matarazzo), travels to Genovia after their high-school graduation. The unlikely princess has hardly settled into the castle, let alone begun representing the country, when she learns that a larger title is approaching more rapidly than expected; it seems as though Mia will have to take over as queen. Suddenly, in addition to further schooling on the etiquette of royalty, Mia finds herself with a daunting prospect -- according to Genovian law, all princesses must be married before they can be crowned. In addition to Julie Andrews' reprisal of her role as Queen Clarisse Renaldi, The Princess Diaries 2 also features Hector Elizondo and John Rhys-Davies in supporting roles. Though Princess Diaries author Meg Cabot did pen a sequel (The Princess Diaries: Princess in the Spotlight), this film is not an adaptation.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
This sparkling sequel to the surprise 2001 hit based on Meg Cabot's geek-to-princess fairy tale offers many delights, not the least of which is Julie Andrews, singing again for the first time in eight years. The enchanting Anne Hathaway reprises her role as Mia, fresh out of college and off to Genovia, where she is poised to take her place on the royal throne. But the rite of succession is in doubt when the scheming Viscount Mabrey (John Rhys-Davies) cites an obscure law that states no unmarried princess can become queen. Mia, more polished but still free-spirited and pratfall-prone, has 30 days to find her prince. Will it be the perfectly suitable Andrew (Callum Blue) or Mabrey's handsome scoundrel of a nephew, Lord Nicholas (Chris Pine)? Along with Hathaway, Andrews is the film's saving grace, lending an authentic touch of class to the sitcom-slick proceedings, even while inevitably uttering Mia's signature line from the first film, "Shut. Up." Royal Engagement is finely tuned to please crowds, with Mia's royal education achieved through pop song-driven montages and a self-empowerment message that allows our heroine to have it all: Hey, Mia doesn't have to be married to govern, but she still gets her prince, or lord. It’s all good fun, and while the inevitable Disney Channel injection of Raven into the proceedings should not have intruded upon Andrews's musical moment (a royal crime!), Princess fans are unlikely to carp.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/14/2004
UPC:
0786936242645
Original Release:
2004
Rating:
G
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:53:00
Sales rank:
24,903

Special Features

Closed Caption; Royal bloopers; The PD2 makeover; Delted scenes With Garry Marshall introductions; "Breakaway" music video by Kelly Clarkson; Find your inner Princess - A personality quiz; Making a Return Engagement - hosted by Raven; A Julie and Garry commentary; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound; Fullscreen (1.33:1); French language track and subtitles; Spanish subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anne Hathaway Mia Thermopolis
Julie Andrews Clarisse Renaldi
Hector Elizondo Joe
John Rhys-Davies Viscount Mabrey
Heather Matarazzo Lilly Moscovitz
Chris Pine Nicholas Devereaux
Callum Blue Andrew Jacoby
Kathleen Marshall Charlotte Kutaway
Tom Poston Lord Palimore
Joel McCrary Prime Minister Motaz
Kim Thomson Reporter Elsie
Raven Symone Asana
Larry Miller Paolo
Caroline Goodall Mia's Mother
Sean O'Bryan Mia's Stepfather Patrick
Matthew Walker Captain Kip Kelly
Elinor Donahue Lady Palimore
Paul Williams Lord Harmony
Lorraine Nicholson Princess Lorraine

Technical Credits
Garry Marshall Director
Albert Brenner Production Designer
Debra Martin Chase Producer
Hallie D'Amore Makeup
John Debney Score Composer
Gail Goldberg Casting
Adrian H. Gorton Art Director
Bruce Green Editor
Whitney Houston Producer
Mario Iscovich Producer
Gary Jones Costumes/Costume Designer
David MacMillan Sound/Sound Designer
Charles Minsky Cinematographer
Donna Morong Casting
Norman Newberry Set Decoration/Design
Shonda Rhimes Original Story,Screenwriter
Marcia Ross Casting
Garry Scharf Co-producer
Ellen H. Schwartz Asst. Director,Executive Producer
Dawn Solér Musical Direction/Supervision
Jack Taylor Art Director
Jack G. Taylor Art Director
Gina Wendkos Original Story

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits/Presenting Princess Mia [9:47]
2. The Law of Genovia [7:54]
3. Looking for Prince Charming [14:11]
4. Private Conversations [3:58]
5. Queen Lessons [9:38]
6. The Garden Party [7:03]
7. Princess for a Day [7:24]
8. The Bridal Shower [8:06]
9. A Romantic Evening [10:58]
10. Repercussions [6:54]
11. The Royal Wedding [11:20]
12. Coronation Day/End Credits [4:18]

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