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The Princess Diaries

After the death of her estranged father, Mia Thermopolis (Anne Hathaway) discovers she is now heir to the thrown of a little European country. While the shy and awkward teen tries to decide if the crown fits, her Grandmother (the queen) provides "princess lessons". Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: B+
Sexual Content: B+
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
Run Time: 115
Theater Release: 02 Aug 2001
Video Release: 03 Aug 2004
MPAA Rating: G
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Overall: A- After the death of her estranged father, a young girl discovers she is now heir to the thrown of a little European country. While the shy and awkward teen tries to decide if the crown fits, her Grandmother (the queen) provides “princess lessons”.

Violence: B+ Some of the teen characters show mildly rebellious attitudes toward school dress codes and concerned parents. Character scolded for walking on grass. On two occasions characters are accidentally hit with softball. Student goalie bombarded with soccer balls. Statue’s hand accidentally broken. Man breaks pair of glasses. Slapstick mishaps include breaking goblet, nametag, man’s suit cuff catching on fire, and waiter tripping causing flying food and broken dishes. Under-aged teen driving depicted twice, on one occasion the driver gets into accident causing damage to two vehicles. Girl hits boy on head with shoe. Ice-cream cone revengefully pushed into girl’s clean uniform. Man attempts to steal expensive vase.

Sexual Content: B+ Kissing teen couple in school hallway. Girl’s fantasy about being kissed is depicted. Cheerleaders wear navel-baring outfits. Student removes his outer sweater in seductive fashion. Female students dance in music class. Adolescent character states “I’m still waiting for normal body parts to arrive.” Two offhanded remarks refer to homosexuality. Some female characters wear tight dresses. Beach scene includes character shown wrapped only in towel, and others in swimwear. Two other scenes depict teen boy and girl kissing.

Language: A- Teens engage in mild name calling and teasing. At least one term of Deity used as an expletive.

Alcohol / Drug Use: B+ Social drinking shown at formal occasions. One background character depicted as intoxicated. Possible depiction of a teen drinking while sailing.

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