The Princess Diaries

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Sweet tale about growing up is terrific fun for families.

G 2001 115 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 33 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 82 reviews

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age 6+

Totally innocent movie! Good clean flick!

I watched The Princess Diaries tonight after not seeing it for 15 years or so. I want to show it to our kids, but thought I should screen it for them, especially after reading the reviews on here. For reference, my youngest is 7 1/2. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this movie! No references to sex whatsoever. There is a handful of teen kissing, but no tongue. Our kids have seen me kiss their dad, and there's really nothing more than that in the movie. Some may say that the scene in the beach hut may allude to Mia and her date having sex, but I did not catch that vibe at all, just that they were hiding from the paparazzi. I also enjoyed the messages of being true to who you are and also trying your best to do hard things, even when at first you may not believe you can do them. All in all, I'll be happy to show this to our kids and the sequel as well!
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