The Princess Diaries Reviews

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February 9, 2006
Notions of responsibility, surrogacy, rites of passage and the value of friendship are gone through, but the highlighting of modern tropes merely serves to emphasise the film's conventionality.
July 21, 2005
Screenwriter Gina Wendkos, working from Meg Cabot's novel, resorts to monotonous movie clichs: almost uniformly cruel classmates and a callous, cacophonous mob of media jackals.
August 7, 2001
A modest, enjoyable fairy tale that easily outcharms its animated stablemates of the past decade.
August 3, 2001
Bumpy but endearing.
August 3, 2001
A sweet movie from a sweet director.
August 3, 2001
Hardly a cross-dressing update of My Fair Lady. But in its own blanded-down fashion, it captures just enough of that show's metamorphic zest to make you wish it were.
August 3, 2001
Occasionally funny but more often hackneyed, schmaltzy, predictable and overdone.
August 3, 2001
Gina Wendkos' script, based on Meg Cabot's novel, leaves much to be desired.
August 3, 2001
Pretty and pretty amusing but wholly fake.
August 3, 2001
A surprisingly sophisticated comedy.
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