|The Princess Diaries|
Julie Andrews, Anne Hathaway, Hector Elizondo, Heather Matarazzo
Special edition widescreen; closed caption; Spanish subtitles; audio commentary by director Garry Marshall and stars Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway; "A New Princess" behind-the-scenes documentary featurette; eight deleted scenes introduced by Garry Marshall; music videos "Miracles Happen" by Myra and "SuperGirl" by Krystal Music Club.
|Cast as a glamorous European dowager queen, Julie Andrews isn't going on about "raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens" in this family comedy (aimed at the girls, ages 8-14). She's too busy trying to turn her awkward teenage granddaughter Mia (Anne Hathaway), who lives in San Francisco, into the crown princess of her sylvan native land. Roses and kittens aside, there's an awful lot of sweetness and light here, considering that the director is Garry Marshall of "Pretty Woman" fame. Like "Pretty Woman," Mia's tale is a Pygmalion story. Unlike "Pretty Woman," Mia is a wimpy, unkempt private school student, not a hooker. Mia doesn't even know she's of royal blood until Grandma shows up and says the kid's late father was a prince of the realm. An outcast at school, Mia could show up her classmates and win the heart of the local hunk if she goes for the whole royalty thing. But do love and happiness await? No mystery. It's a Disney film. With Hector Elizondo and Heather Matarazzo.|