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The Princess Diaries 2 - Royal Engagement (2004)



Critic Consensus: Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews bring charm and elegance to the movie, but there's not enough material for them to work with in this sequel.

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Directed by Garry Marshall, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement picks up where its predecessor left off -- that is, with American teenager Mia Thermopolis (Anne Hathaway) reeling over the news that she is a princess within the royal family of Genovia, a little-known European nation with a population of barely 50,000. As promised, Mia, along with her best friend, Lilly (Heather Matarazzo), travels to Genovia after their high-school graduation. The unlikely princess has hardly settled into the castle, let alone begun representing the country, when she learns that a larger title is approaching more rapidly than expected; it seems as though Mia will have to take over as queen. Suddenly, in addition to further schooling on the etiquette of royalty, Mia finds herself with a daunting prospect -- according to Genovian law, all princesses must be married before they can be crowned. In addition to Julie Andrews' reprisal of her role as Queen Clarisse Renaldi, The Princess Diaries 2 also features Hector Elizondo and John Rhys-Davies in supporting roles. Though Princess Diaries author Meg Cabot did pen a sequel (The Princess Diaries: Princess in the Spotlight), this film is not an adaptation.

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Anne Hathaway
as Mia Thermopolis
Julie Andrews
as Queen Clarisse Renaldi
John Rhys-Davies
as Viscount Mabrey
Heather Matarazzo
as Lilly Moscovitz
Chris Pine
as Nicholas Devereaux
Callum Blue
as Andrew Jacoby
Tom Poston
as Lord Palimore
Joel McCrary
as Prime Minister Motaz
Caroline Goodall
as Helen Thermopolis O'Donnell
Shea Curry
as Lady's Maid Brigitte
Anna White
as Lady's Maid Brigitta
Kim Thomson
as Reporter Elsie Penworthy
Sean O'Bryan
as Patrick O'Donnell
Matthew Walker
as Captain Kip Kelly
Larry Robbins
as Princeton Dean
Beth Anne Garrison
as Cheerleader Anna
Lauren Davidson
as Princeton College Girl Lauren
Spencer Breslin
as Prince Jacques Dubé
Tom Hines
as Nelson Davenport
Allan Kent
as Bracelet Footman
Wesley Horton
as Tiara Footman
Clare Sera
as Maria Motaz
Elinor Donahue
as Lady Palimore
Barbara Marshall
as Lady Jerome
Sam Denoff
as Lord Jerome
Amy Edwards
as Lady Blake
Daru Kawalkowski
as Countess Puck
Steve Restivo
as Count Vitello
Susan Elizabeth Jackson
as Mia's Friend Teresa
Madison Dunaway
as Mia's Friend Nyla
Kazumi Nakamura
as Mia's Friend Keiko
Daston Kalili
as Greek Dancer
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Critic Reviews for The Princess Diaries 2 - Royal Engagement

All Critics (120) | Top Critics (37)

A fun romp for girls of all ages.

December 28, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

I'd like to, but than that would be lying, and if I've ever learned anything from Disney it is that lying is wrong.

December 13, 2005 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

A chocolate-box sequel whose rose-tinted view of constitutional monarchy will provoke hoots of derision this side of the pond.

October 19, 2004 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

This threadbare sequel takes a page from such revisionist fairy tales as Shrek and Ella Enchanted, movies that assume we've grown so weary of the same old Cinderella story that they go out of their way to invert the formula.

September 15, 2004 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Scenes end abruptly, laughs are as rare as yetis, and the overarching question seems to be: Can we turn this into a franchise?

August 17, 2004 | Full Review…

Sometimes charming, sometimes a tad too silly and all the time predictable, Princess Diaries 2 gives you what you'd expect and doesn't take many chances besides allowing for the possibility that a princess might be okay without a husband.

August 13, 2004 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Princess Diaries 2 - Royal Engagement

Again i still very much enjoy these movies, i think this second one is maybe more funny than the first, still very enjoyable and light hearted. Its a great teen comedy to keep you amused.

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

No, this was way too cheesy. Anne Hathaway's carelessness was way too much. But I did liked the romantic moments which was the only part I enjoyed.

Dead Angel
Dead Angel

Super Reviewer

It was not even nere the first. The first was original and funny, this was not. This film was pure torture to watch, what a horrible film.

Jim Careter
Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

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