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The Princess Diaries 2 (2004)

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You won’t get me saying a harsh word about Garry Marshall but even I have to concede that this was … probably unnecessary! A sequel to the sweet Meg Cabot adaptation (by Gina Wendkos and Shonda Rimes) it deals with the thorny question of college grad Mia’s ascent to the throne. She has to get married because a single girl cannot be Queen! And this being a cross between Ruritania and Monaco it’s got to be arranged with a suitable husband so Andrew Jacoby (Callum Blue) is lined up for a test run. Viscount Mabrey (John Rhys-Davies) is plotting to take over the crown himself through his nephew Nicholas (Chris Pine with extremely large hair) who’s homing in on the beautiful princess without being aware of his role. Mia has 30 days to find a husband! Everyone’s back, including Fat Louis, that great cat. If nothing else it presents Julie Andrews with an opportunity to sing and to bemoan her own romantic situation with Hector Elizondo! Sigh.

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