September 06, 2010
The Princess Diaries - Lilly Moscovitz
The Princess Diaries is the story of Mia Thermopolis, a painfully shy and awkward 15-year-old who discovers she is heir to the Genovian throne. Anne Hathaway stars, with Julie Andrews. After discovering the truth of her heritage, Mia undergoes a makeover to look "like a princess" - all it takes are contacts and newly tamed tresses to transform her into teen royalty, and remove her cloak of uncool invisibility. Revealing this new look to her best friend Lilly Moscovitz (Heather Matarazzo) results in shock and awe, and not the good kind. As supportive as Lilly is up to this point, she is threatened by her friends' transformation. Lilly attacks Mia, accusing her of joining the conformist ranks of Lana (Mandy Moore) and her cronies. Naturally, the secret gets out and Mia is on the receiving end of some suspect attention from the popular kids which results in some negative press and a terrible first kiss. Mia misses an appearance on Lilly's local cable show, and when reprimanded by her grandmother, the Queen of Genovia, she decides not to accept her title. And then she changes her mind, and shows up at the ball looking like a wet rat and manages not to throw up when she gives her speech.
Screen time: 9 minutes
Memorable quotes: "You know, we could hock that and feed a whole third world country!" "The student body may be morally bankrupt, but that doesn't mean they're blind!" "Hi, nice to meet you. Did you know you look like Shaft?" "Are you really sure you can run a country? I mean you can barely keep a goldfish alive for more than a couple of days." "Voltaire, hair. I, personally, would like to learn about Voltaire." "Do you know how hard it is to have a cable show and keep a secret!?" "The green monster of jealousy came out because you were Miss Popular and I thought I was losing my best friend so I got angry and upset and hurt." "I just found out that my cable show only reaches 12 people."