Two hours of trying to get you go “Awwwww…”That is Walt Disney’s Princess Diaries 2 Royal Engagement in a nutshell.
And director Garry Marshall tries every trick in the trade to make that possible — casting aww-so-cute babies to oh-so-cute cats and dogs to eligible boys presenting aww-so-cute diamond rings from a film roll can (Okay, Garry, we remember you did ‘Pretty Woman,’ don’t try so hard), bratty kids, a Genovian anthem, feel-good speeches, a pajama party with mattress-surfing, karaoke and more makeovers and ‘Princess Lessons’ thrown it generously make for an overdose.
Thus, Princess Diaries 2 is a wholesome corn-film festival. Yes, it’s American corn at its best, sprinkled with baby-corn and popcorn entertainment, strictly cooked up for those who like the variety at its corniest best.
Princess Mia returns to her kingdom of Genovia to learn that she would forfeit the throne if she does not find a match for herself in a month. After finding a suitable boy in a British suitor, the Princess finds herself attracted to the boy she would lose the throne to, if she does not meet the deadline.
The highlight of this assembly-line chick-flick is the line-up ofassorted comic characters who have, maybe, all of two lines in the entire movie. From the 12-year-old Prince who uses after-shaves to thethree-year-old-Her-Highness-who-wants-to-use-the-potty to the look-alike twins who hate each other to Lionel, the hyperactive intern with the security department to the almost psychotic maid of thescheming uncle Viscount Mabrey (John Rhys-Davies) — they are all hilarious.
Anne Hathaway reprises her role as Princess Mia and slips into act goofy and behave like she’s still 16 years old though she isofficially 21 (Screenplay: Meg Cabot and Gina Wenkos).
Julie Andrews, who plays Queen Clarisse, the grand-mom of thePrincess, gets to do quite a chunk of the crowd-pleaser acts — karaoke, mattress surfing, slow dancing with her love interest Joe (played by Hector Elizondo), Head of Security, apart from playing the understanding Queen and granny.
It might not be in the league of Garry Marshall\’s (‘Pretty Woman’ and’Princess Diaries’) regular work considering that the ‘cute’ elements seem so conveniently thrust into the wafer-thin excuse of a plot.
However, if you are still in high school or just joined college, grab some baked corn from the counter at Sathyam, sit back and enjoy your cuppa.
However, if you are still in high school or just joined college, grab some baked corn from the counter at Sathyam, sit back and enjoy your cuppa.What would you advise someone who is months away from graduating with a masters degree…
I had to bite my tongue to keep myself from screaming out aloud while watching this movie. The pain was kinda alleviated by the presence of two gals who pulled me into the movie. I wouldn’t mind going into any movie if two gals accompany me. Hell of a company, dont you think 😉
Ofcourse, it’s always better to avoid a movie like Troy, if you are the only guy among a trio of gals. First of all, you’d lost most of your self-esteem watching all those hunks and the gals drooling over them while treating you like a vegetable. I might be overstating the case, but I suffered from a extreme case of low self esteem after watching Troy! Not to mention the fact that I turned green from all the drooling by these gals :O I guess these are the perils of being the nicest guy in town.
*decides that his self advertisement is getting to be a bit too much and changes the topic*
Btw.. Did u ever see the first part? Is it just me or is Anne Hathway perpetually whining through the two movies?
forget the movie…
i dig the review
i raise my fleece-cap to you (i no wear no hat, u c)
hun…ur pics are a real disappointment…well..nt smitten anymore
lol! I can imagine!!
my heartfelt condolences dude!
Okie… Princess Mia rocks! She rules!! Happy now??
dont read it in the paper…
it got butchered!
anyway, this movie dint deserve good writing in any case… he he!