The Princess Diaries/The Princess Diaries 2 - Royal Engagement DVD|
Princess Diaries (Dir. Garry Marshall 2001): Academy Award'' Winner Julie Andrews enchanting newcomer Anne Hathaway and Hector Elizondo (Pretty Woman) lead a charmed cast in Disney's The Princess Diaries a hilarious hip and heartwarming modern day Cinderella story. Mia Thermopolis (Hathaway) is a bright but terribly shy and gawky teenager whose goal in life is to survive each school day with a minimum of attention and embarrassment. Unfortunately her wish to be invisible is thwarted when her estranged grandmother arrives and delivers the shocking news that she's a real-life princess - heir to the throne of Genovia! Furious and incredulous the reluctant royal agrees to take princess lessons and make the biggest decision of her life - in three weeks. And so begins a comical transformation towards poise and princess-ness when she finds herself in the middle of a media storm jealous schoolmates and a plot to take over her country. Funny uplifting and affirming - your entire family will thoroughly enjoy this crown jewel. The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (Dir. Garry Marshall 2004): As a teenager ugly duckling Mia (Anne Hathaway) learned that she was actually a princess. Now that the Princess has completed college in America she is returning to her country Genovia. Since Mia is turning 21 Queen Clarisse (Julie Andrews) plans to step down and give her granddaughter the throne. But evil Viscount Mabrey (Jonathan Rhys-Davies) believes his nephew is the rightful heir and Parliament decides that Mia will have to abide by an age-old Genovian law: no Queen shall rule without a husband. Mia has just thirty days to marry if she is to retain the throne that her family has held for over 500 years. The kindhearted but clumsy princess also has to win over the Genovian people and survive the constant paparazzi. Although a charming Englishman (Callum Blue) seems to fit the arranged marriage bill Mia also finds herself drawn to the very man that is vying for the throne the dashing Nicholas (Chris Pine). But can she trust her foe's intentions? Will Mia follow her heart or sacrifice love for her country?from£5.19 | RRP:
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Two features including THE PRINCESS DIARIES and this sequel in which Princess Mia the future queen of Genovia finds her right to succession challenged Still single and with dreams of finding her own prince charming she finds herself brought down to earth with a bump when she is presented with someone she considers unsuitable but is still expected to do her duty
Box set containing two popular feature films. In 'The Princess Diaries' (2001), San Francisco teenager Mia Thermopolis (Anne Hathaway) just wants to get through the rigours of high school unharmed, avoiding as many of life's petty embarassments as possible. However, when her long-lost grandmother Clarisse (Julie Andrews) appears out of the blue, Mia gets the surprise of her life; it seems she is the princess of a tiny principality called Genovia, and is in fact next in line to the throne. Angry that this news has been kept from her, Mia nevertheless agrees to embark on a crash course of princess lessons. But when she begins to get lost in a comic flurry of bungled state engagements and over-eager media attention, the prospective princess begins to wonder if the royal life is really the right life for her. In 'The Princess Diaries 2 - Royal Engagement' (2004), American high school graduate Mia Thermopolis has just turned 21, and is being groomed to succeed her grandmother as Queen of Genovia. But it materialises that an ancient Genovian law decrees that unmarried women cannot take the throne, and the bitter Viscount Mabrey (John Rhys-Davies) and his cronies oppose her coronation. When Queen Clarice (Julie Andrews) asks that Mia be given 30 days to find a husband, Mabrey is reluctant to allow it - but little does he know that his own nephew, the young and handsome Nicholas (Chris Pine), has caught Mia's eye.
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