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Though G-rated, this was not a children's film, but a film that children could certainly watch and enjoy.
Director Garry Marshall (Pretty Woman, Runaway Bride) and screenwriter Gina Wendkos (Coyote Ugly) had both worked for general adult audiences before and they imbue the film with broad appeal.
As nice as her lead performance is, I don't think anyone foresaw a huge film career for Hathaway, an actress plucked from obscurity and not someone groomed to be a multi-platform sensation like her Disney Channel contemporaries.
While the easiest way for Raven and Hilary Duff to see the inside of a multiplex these days is to buy a ticket like the rest of us, Hathaway has somehow made Hollywood's short list of highly employable actresses.
Julie Andrews is perfect (no "practically" required) as Queen Clarisse, providing all the grace the role calls for and then some.
Mia is just an ordinary millennial San Franciscan teen living with her mom (Caroline Goodall) and her cat Fat Louie in a refurbished firehouse.
2001's not obvious live-action hit was The Princess Diaries.
Adapted from Meg Cabot's 2000 bestseller, Diaries crosses young girls' fantasy with high school comedy.
Mia's makeover has immediate results at her high school, as the popular kids finally begin to notice her, including the bratty cheerleader Lana (Mandy Moore) and her attention-seeking boyfriend Josh (Erik von Detten).
At the time, Princess Diaries was one of the rare instances where a live-action Disney film seemed hip and current.See also Ho Yay and Foe Yay Shipping for other shipping tropes that are based on fan-speculation, and Incest Is Relative page for a collection of other incest-related tropes.Julie Andrews (Queen Clarisse Renaldi), Anne Hathaway (Amelia "Mia" Mignonette Thermopolis Renaldi), Hector Elizondo (Joe), Heather Matarazzo (Lilly Moscovitz), Mandy Moore (Lana Thomas), Caroline Goodall (Helen Thermopolis), Robert Schwartzman (Michael Moscovitz), Erik Von Detten (Josh Bryant), Sean O'Bryan (Mr. Gupta), Kathleen Marshall (Charlotte Kutaway), Patrick Flueger (Jeremiah Hart), Mindy Burbano (Gym Teacher Harbula), Beth Anne Garrison (Cheerleader Anna), Bianca Lopez (Cheerleader Fontana), Joel Mc Crary (Prime Minister Motaz), Clare Sera (Mrs. Robutusen), John Mc Givern (Cable Car Conductor Bruce Macintosh), Terry Brown (Policeman Artie Washington), Rob Zylowski (Pizza Delivery Man), Sandra Taylor (Suki Sanchez), Fat Louie (Himself); Anne Hathaway (Amelia "Mia" Mignonette Thermopolis Renaldi), Julie Andrews (Queen Clarisse Renaldi), Hector Elizondo (Joe), John Rhys-Davies (Viscount Mabrey), Heather Matarazzo (Lilly Moscovitz), Chris Pine (Lord Nicholas Devereaux), Callum Blue (Duke Andrew Jacoby), Kathleen Marshall (Charlotte Kutaway), Tom Poston (Lord Palimore), Joel Mc Crary (Prime Minister Motaz), Kim Thomson (Reporter Elsie Kentworthy), Raven (Asana), Larry Miller (Paolo), Caroline Goodall (Helen), Sean O'Bryan (Patrick O'Connell), Matthew Walker (Captain Kip Kelly), Spencer Breslin (Prince Jacques), Jane Morris (Mabrey's Servant Gretchen), Shea Curry (Lady's Maid Brigitte), Anna White (Lady's Maid Brigitta), Paul Vogt (Lord Crawley), Rowan Joseph (Lord Peroit), Paul Williams (Lord Harmony), Peter Allen Vogt (Lord Crawley's Brother), Sandra Taylor (Suki Sanchez), Abigail Breslin (Parade Girl Carolina), Jonny Blu ("Miracles" Singer), Lorraine Nicholson (Princess Lorraine), Stan Lee (Three Stooges Wedding Guest), Fat Louie (Himself), Maurice (Himself) Before their current all-franchise philosophy, Disney used to make a lot of standalone movies.It basically kick-started the career revival many desired and she abundantly deserved.