The Princess Diaries
3 journalers for this copy...
Mailed to Sweet-Pea a few hours ago. Enjoy!
My niece is leaving this in the girl's locker room at Ken West HS after gym class today. Happy Reading!
We saw the movie together a year or so ago in a local multiplex, during a school day afternoon. There were very few other people in the theatre, and the surround sound/big screen effect was well worth the astonishing cost of admission and sundry refreshments. As always, the best show in the house has far less to with what's on the screen and far more to do with who's sitting in the next seat, at least from my perspective.
To be sure, I took more than a passing glance at Anne Hathaway ('Mia Thermopolis'), who is, like, totally gorgeous, as well as her classic (if initially ragged) Mustang convertible. And Julie Andrews ('Queen Clarisse Renaldi') is terrific as the 'royal' grandmom, along with an excellent supporting cast in all other roles. Not that this is great cinema, mind you, but then again, it didn't need to be. After the movie Kate says to me: 'Someday I want to be a Princess.'
I said nothing at first, only smiled. Down the block a little way is an Old Navy store where we sometimes go after browsing through Barnes and Noble, hot chocolate in hand. At the clothing store, I got her a tee-shirt that read, simply: Princess. 'Sweetheart,' I said, 'you already are...'