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THE PRINCESS DIARIES – CINDERELLA? PERHAPS.

Sept. 14, 2001 — Can an ugly duckling Manhattan teenager suddenly become the princess of a small European country? For those who genuinely want to know, "The Princess Diaries" will tell all.
Called everything from a "charming Cinderella tale," to a "failed Pygmalion," the film is about
fifteen-year-old Mia (Anne Hathaway), who is having an absolutely terrible time groping her way through adolescence, until one day when she learns she is actually the princess of Genovia, a little-known European country, without a ruler since her father has died. Mia must decide by her sixteenth birthday whether to leave New York, where she lives with her artist mother, or move to Genovia and rule supreme over the tiny kingdom.
It's not the sort of decision most of us are faced with. What to do? Revert to an old score.. Enter grandmother Clarisse (Julie Andrews) who will make Mia into a princess, ala Henry Higgins, or else. Andrews purportedly lends a little class to the film, if not to Mia. She is her own luminous self, according to critics. However, she can't break into song, as we might want her to do, because of a botched vocal operation three years ago.
The almost two-hour long movie is directed by Garry Marshall. It is rated G.
It is playing at Market Square East.

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Sept. 14, 2001 -- Can an ugly duckling Manhattan teenager suddenly become the princess of a small European country? For those who genuinely want to know, "The Princess Diaries" will tell all.
Called everything from a "charming Cinderella tale," to a "failed Pygmalion," the film is about
fifteen-year-old Mia (Anne Hathaway), who is having an absolutely terrible time groping her way through adolescence, until one day when she learns she is actually the princess of Genovia, a little-known European country, without a ruler since her father has died. Mia must decide by her sixteenth birthday whether to leave New York, where she lives with her artist mother, or move to Genovia and rule supreme over the tiny kingdom.
It's not the sort of decision most of us are faced with. What to do? Revert to an old score.. Enter grandmother Clarisse (Julie Andrews) who will make Mia into a princess, ala Henry Higgins, or else. Andrews purportedly lends a little class to the film, if not to Mia. She is her own luminous self, according to critics. However, she can't break into song, as we might want her to do, because of a botched vocal operation three years ago.
The almost two-hour long movie is directed by Garry Marshall. It is rated G.
It is playing at Market Square East.