Written on: 12/06/2004 by popcorn18 (4 reviews written)
-Different from the books (loosely based on them)
Princess Diaries Review: A young girl named Mia is just trying to get through high school as a so called Freak. Her best friend Lilly is her only friend. But Lilly's brother, Michael is soon to be more than a friend. To make matters worse the trio of mean girls, leader of them being Lana, make Mia's life even worse. Every day Mia is teased by the trio and pushed to the limit where she is sat on, because people see her as invisible. Lilly is always there for her and stands up for her against EVERYONE! Which is what a best friend should do. Later on through Mia's high school catastrophe her grandmother comes to visit. Her grandmother rarely does this, and since it is her mom's mother in law and her dad died then she is more obscure then she would be if Philleppe (her dad) were alive. When her grandmother does visit it is a big shock to Mia and she finds out a huge secret that is about to mess up her life even more than it already is. She is the heir to the Royal Genovian Throne. And as Mia adds in, " I am already a freak, lets go and add a tiara!". So as you probably realized she isn't exactly joyful about this. And in the process she is put through princess lessons, how to walk, talk and eat. She is taken from frizzy hair to smooth and elegant. Glasses to contacts, furry eyebrows to thin. She tries to hide this all and be herself but it only gives kids more reason to mock her.
This is a wonderful movie with many funny moments. You watch as Mia grows up through the movie into a better person. Not letting herself be put down. And through the while she meets a boy, Michael (Lilly's brother). Great movie, recommended for anyone who believes in magical moments in a life.