Box art for The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

  • Rated G

children & family, comedy, romance


Princess Mia's already complicated life is turned upside down when she learns that in order to take the throne as queen, she has to get married - in 30 days! With ANNE HATHAWAY and JULIE ANDREWS!

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    25%
  • Audience Score
    60%

common sense

ON for kids age 6
Consumerism
2 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
Educational value
0 out of 5
Language
0 out of 5
Sexy Stuff
1 out of 5
Positive messages
2 out of 5
Positive role models
2 out of 5
Violence & scariness
1 out of 5

A fun romp for girls of all ages.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this modern-day fairy tale sequel preserves the lighthearted fish-out-of-water comedy of the original Princess Diaries. Princess Mia is still delightfully overwhelmed by her unexpected ascent to the throne, but now, more grown up, she has to tackle some important matters such as marriage, true love, and her responsibility to the kingdom of Genovia. There are several scenes with romantic kisses, including a couple of the foot-popping variety.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about how this sequel compares with The Princess Diaries. Do you like it as well? Less? More?
  • Familes also might want to discuss how difficult it is to change centuries-old traditions, especially in royal families. Have you seen video footage of any royal weddings, like the 2011 wedding of England's Prince William and Kate Middleton?
  • What do you think Mia might do in the months that follow the movie's end?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: Offers enough glossy good cheer to appeal to everyone.

- Carla Meyer, San Francisco Chronicle, Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Rotten: It's an 8-year-old girl's fantasy of adulthood, right down to the purple-and-scarlet uniforms worn by the Genovian National Guard.

- Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer, Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Rotten: We all love a good fairy tale, but the enchantment is missing in this predictable sequel.

- Claudia Puig, USA Today, Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Audience Reviews

4 stars

While this sort've loses the grand scale of the first Princess Diaries, it's got a lot better romantic side and works harder on the characters. Chris Pine is the big addition to the cast, making for Mia's unlikely knight in shining armor. Him and Anne Hathaway have such great chemistry together that you really do dive into their love story. On top of that, you get to see Mia becoming the queen that she was always destined to be. Julie Andrews also puts in another great performance as Queen Clarisse, I think it might even be an improvement over her first. This is one of the most harmless, but extremely good coming of age movies for girls, but can also be enjoyed by everyone else.

- ythelastman89, Tuesday, August 10, 2010

3 stars

Cute.

- dreamfaeries, Friday, November 10, 2006

4 stars

A lovely performance from Hathaway... She's be a great queen someday

- ajaymuthecooldevils, Friday, June 2, 2006