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What A Girl Wants (2003)

What A Girl Wants

Overview


Genre

Drama, Comedy

Release Date

April 04, 2003

MPAA Rating

PG

Duration

105 min.

Production Budget

$25 millions

Studio

Warner Bros.

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Dennie Gordon

Producer

Denise Di Novi, Bill Gerber, Hunt Lowry

Screenwriter

Jenny Bicks, Elizabeth Chandler

Starring

Story


This timeless tale for all ages tells the story of Daphne (AMANDA BYNES), a spirited young American girl who yearns to meet the father she's never known - a man her bohemian mother (KELLY PRESTON) considers to be the great love of her life.

Determined to find her absentee dad and prove that love can conquer all, Daphne impulsively journeys to London, where she discovers that her father is none other than Lord Henry Dashwood (COLIN FIRTH), an influential aristocratic politician. Henry's patrician lifestyle and stuffy attitude clash with Daphne's freewheeling American upbringing - as do his social-climbing fiancée (ANNA CHANCELLOR) and her territorial debutante daughter (CHRISTINA COLE).

When Daphne's unique style and effervescent personality create an uproar in high society that threatens to undermine Henry's political career and his budding relationship with Daphne, she immerses herself in a whirlwind of upper crust British social and political events to please her father and fit in with her new family.

As she stifles her personality in an effort to meet her new familial obligations, Daphne discovers that her dream life is not as picture perfect as she had hoped. Is her fantasy falling apart, or will her fairytale come true?

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..What a Girl Wants is not only the victim of mediocre writing, it is hamstrung by amateurish camerawork..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
“..this warm and funny wish-fulfilling fantasy is a richly rewarding ride..”
by Bruce Westbrook [Houston Chronicle]
“..the movie is a silly, fluffy confection..”
by Nate Anderson [Movie-Vault]