Reviews & Giveaways

The Princess Diaries

Can you believe that it’s the 10th anniversary of the two modern-day fairy tales, The Princess Diaries and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement!? To commemorate the anniversary, Disney has released these films for first time ever on Blu-ray!

If you haven’t yet seen these  films, here’s the synopsis and a short clip for each:

The Princess Diaries – invisible to everyone with theexception of her mother, best friend Lilly and Lilly’s older brother Michael. Making it through high school without throwing up is a challenge in itself for Mia, so it doesn’t come as welcome news when her estranged grandmother shows up out of the blue and calmly informs her that she is in fact the heir to the throne of a European country called Genovia. Suddenly Mia’s life is thrown into complete overload. She’s being taught about scarves, waves and pears in order to become a perfect princess, she gets a makeover and a tough looking yet sweet bodyguard/limo driver called Joe. Things get out of hand when the media gets a hold of the story and suddenly Mia is thrust into the spotlight in both thenewspapers and in school. On top of all that Mia has a choice to make. She must decide by Genovia’s Independence Day Ball whether she longs to relinquish her claim on the throne or to become the princess and heir to the throne and father and grandmother want her to be.

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement – Andrews (Best Actress, Mary Poppins), this modern-day fairy tale picks up right where The Princess Diaries left off! As future queen of Genovia, Princess Mia (Hathaway) has everything a girl could want – except the magical romance she’s always dreamed of. But soon, Mia’s shocked to discover that she needs to get married right now or her family will lose the crown! Comic complications rule the day in this delightful family story about finding out who you really are and discovering what it takes to make your dreams come true!

I think one of the best things about these films is that Julie Andrews is in them. A great actress, she just oozes royalty. The girls and I watched both films this past weekend, and their favorite is The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. This is because in most of the second film, Mia is in tiara and gown…. yep, I told you that I have 3 little princesses on my hands!

Yet both movies have important messages for their G rated audience: The first has a message that you can be anything you want, and that you should always stand up for who you are and for your friends. The second is about being true to yourself and not being talked into things that you don’t believe in. Messages aside though, they really are funny movies as well! As Mia finds the ‘royal’ in herself, theres many jokes and situations that will have you chuckling.

I got the 3-disc blu-ray combo pack for review and this set includes bloopers and outtakes, “A New Princess” behind-the-scenes featurette, 8 deleted scenes, music videos and a A Personality Quiz to Find Your Inner Princess. I’d say my girls watch the bonus features in movies these days, just as much as the films, they are worth getting the combo packs for.

I didn’t know until recently, but Whitney Houston was a producer of these films! Get your copy, AVAILABLE NOW in stores.
 

Disclosure: I received product to facilitate this review, all opinions are my own.

 

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146 Comments

  1. My kids are movie junkies and they haven’t seen these yet, but I am sure that they would love them.

  2. These are such cute movies and I would love to win them so that I could share them with my daughter.

  3. I absolutely LOVE The Princess Diaries movies! I am a huge fan on the book series by Meg Cabot, as well. I do own both of the movies but I only own the VHS version of The Princess Diaries and my Princess Diaries 2 DVD skips, so it would be nice to own The Princess Diaries on DVD [for the first time!] and a new copy of The Princess Diaries 2.

    I love watching the bonus features/deleted scenes that come with some DVDs! If I couldn’t watch the movies, I would be just fine watching the bonus features/deleted scenes because I think, sometimes, they are better than the actual movie! I get upset whenever a movie lacks bonus features/deleted scenes because those are the best part! :/

  4. My daughter loves The Princess Diaries and she would watch them over and over! Thank you for this nice giveaway.

  5. I remember watching this with my daughters years ago! I’d love to watch it again with them and their kids!

    thanks

  6. My daughter would probably enjoy watching these movies. I liked them when they came out.

  7. I’d like to win because i like these movies. they’re super cute and i’d love to own them

  8. I would love to win for my daughter – her and I could have a mommy/daughter movie night

  9. I LOVED these movies when I was a kid. Just watching the trailers makes me want to re-watch them again!!

  10. I would love to win because my daughter would love this movie
    thanks
    flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

  11. I’d like to win for my little princess…. She hasn’t seen these movies yet and would enjoy them! Thanks for the giveaway.

  12. I watched the 1st one in the cinema with my daughter when she was 10. My son was 2 then, I have to walk outside the screening so not to disturb others in the movie & probably watched 60% of the movie. I’d love to watch with daughter again.

  13. My little girl loves princesses and I love the wholesomeness of these movies. We’d love to win this collection!

  14. I saw the first Princess Diaries and would love to see the sequel. Great movies for young girls.

  15. Living in a house with all males this would give me some “me” time to enjoy! 🙂

  16. I love to watch Anne Hathaway! I love the idea of her going from everyday into being a princess. It is so fun to watch and would love to watch these with my granddaughter.

  17. My two little ones would enjoy this! Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  18. I would love to win because I think these are cute movies and as the only female in my household (5 sons and a hubby) we are seriously lacking anything “girlie” and this would be nice.

  19. I loved the first one but never realized there was a 2nd one either. Always loved Julie Andrews of of course! Would love to see it

  20. OMG I LOVE these movies, I grew up watching these, and being 24 I could still watch these, I can’t wait to show my kids these movies when they’re olderish.

  21. These are great cute movies for girls and young ladies, I would like to donate it to my local library.

  22. I would love to win as I unbelievably have never seen either of these movies and would really like too!

  23. I have always loved Julie Andrews and I love the Princess Diaries movies. Always been my favorite since they came out. Can’t believe it was 10 years ago!

  24. I would love to have this dvd because I went on my first movie date with my future husband and The Princess Diaries was the movie we saw.

  25. I would like to win because I’ve not seen the movie & would love to.
    thanks for the giveaway

  26. I’d like to win because I always like to have movies for my nieces to watch when my brother’s family visits.

  27. Tell me in a comment why you’d like to win!

    never saw it..ive seen ever other julie andrews movie

  28. My older daughter (6) thinks she’s a princess and it’s always about princesses in her make believe play. We even call her Princess P! 🙂

  29. I would love to watch this for our Family Movie Night and add it to our Disney Movie Collection

  30. I’d like to win because this is one of mine and my daughters favorite movies and we don’t have it.

  31. I like to win because Princess Diaries was the first DVD I bought but we watched it so much that the disc doesn’t work anymore. Would love to win a replacement copy!

  32. I would love to have these movies to watch with my Nieces when they come for weekend visits.
    Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity. ~Pauline

  33. I’ve actually never seen the dvd but I do love Meg Cabot books and hope the movie is close to the book

  34. the first one is one of my fave movies and robert schwartzman plays michael. :: swoon ::

  35. Seriously? It’s been 10 years…wow. I would love to win this because they’re awesome movies. Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews are classics.

  36. I have these movies on VHS, but no VCR to play them on anymore. 🙁 Would love them for my blueray player. 🙂

  37. they are such cute, funny movies and i would like to watch them with my niece then give them to her

  38. Because my daughter would love to watch these movies!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

  39. These would be great! The reason I’d like to win them is because we are planning a princess ball for my daughter’s next birthday party and these would be great inspiration for the party–and entertainment for the sleepover!

  40. My granddaughter would love these movies–I don’t have a prayer to win with all these entries but it would be great

  41. I love these movies so much! I collect all Disney movies and I am missing both of these, so I’d love to win!

  42. Please Enter Me In The Princess Diaries 1&2, Anniversary Edition DVD combo Pack Giveaway
    It Would Be Great To Win This DVD Because I Enjoy Movies
    And It’s Always Great Winning Something.
    Thanks For Having This Giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. I would love to win because my family enjoys the movies and it is time for us to upgrade to the BluRay version.

  44. This was one of my daughter favorite movies. We lost the dvd’s somewhere but if we had them she would still be watching it 2-3 times a week

  45. We’d love to win these movies…we have seen them thousands of times…especially the first but haven’t yet added them to our collection. Love Anne!!!

  46. I loved these movies when I was younger and they first came out. Anne Hathaway was so cute and awkward in them that I became a huge fan, and that’s stayed true ever since!

  47. I would like to win because this was a great movie and I would like to show it to my niece

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