Anne made her big-screen bow in the cuddly slice of fairytale fun, starring as a troubled teen who learns she is heir to the throne of a small European nation. Cue all manner of comic scrapes as awkward Anne grapples with the pomp and ceremony of life as a princess.
Harmless fun in the main, the film is the sort of unthreatening feelgood nonsense that director Garry Marshall could turn out in his sleep. Hathaway makes for a sparky lead presence however, and her chemistry with anti-establishment mate Heather Matarazzo is one of the film’s chief pleasures. Groundbreaking it isn’t, but as an enjoyable dose of teenage fluff, it hardly puts a foot wrong.