The Princess Diaries: Directed by Garry Marshall. With Julie Andrews, Anne Hathaway, Hector Elizondo, Heather Matarazzo. Mia Thermopolis has just found out that she is the heir apparent to the throne of Genovia. With her friends Lilly and Michael Moscovitz in tow, she tries to navigate through the rest of her sixteenth year.
I bought, then watched this because Stan Lee makes a 5 to 10 second appearance in the second film. I was happy to discover that this isn’t just a fluffy Disney princess story, but is actually a breakout role for the fantastic Anne Hathaway, helped along on her journey by the unimpeachable Julie Andrews, playing the role of the Queen of a far away made up country that needs it’s princess to return home. There’s plenty of classic coming of age gags and a whole lot of soul searching, I was happy to get to watch this with my wife, who apparently has seen it about 50 times and had a palpable appreciation for it that was infectious. That being said, there was no Stan Lee in it.
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