I don’t want to hear it. Seriously I just can’t.
When my husband came home and rolled his eyes when he saw Princess Diaries was on I stood tall and proud.
I have never seen Princess Diaries on and thought “eh, no thanks”. It’s like Castaway or Forest Gump or Big…basically anything with Tom Hanks. It is a classic woven into my SOUL.
So here is WHY.
1. Mia is just totally relatable.
Even if you weren’t a total dweeb in high school like myself, no one can honestly say they went through high school unscathed. We all have/had our insecurities. Mia embodies the feeling everyone has had at least once in their lives: that they are swimming upstream.
3. Supporting cast
Hector Elizondo was perfect! I loved him as a lovable butler/bodyguard/queens side chick 💛
And Mandy Moore is the perfect bitchy antagonist. I truly love to hate her and she is probably a great human being but she has played too many major antagonists in my life 🖕🏻 Not even voicing Rapunzel can right the wrongs done by her characters.
The moment when Mia is explaining to her mother about how she wants the “foot pop” moment with her kiss just kills me.
Firstly, don’t we ALL? And secondly, please tell me I’m not the only person who got dejavu when her mom gave her that “wtf” look.
5. When Joe iced the Queen
Am I the only one who waits in anticipation as Joe drops that silent beautiful “I’m saying as a grandmother you were too hard on your granddaughter” bomb on the Queen? Like seriously I want to go “oooh shiiiiit” every time.
And 6. THE BALL
It’s just perfect in every way. I want to go cry in the rain singing “catch a falling star” when I see it.
So those are six of my reasons why this movie is just the best. Inspired by a snarky comment from my husband about how I’m a grown woman with three kids watching Princess Diaries…