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What a Girl Wants (2003)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  4 April 2003 (USA)
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An American teenager learns that her father is a wealthy British politician running for office. Although she is eager to find him, she realizes it could cause a scandal and cost him the election.

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Daphne, a seventeen-year-old girl from New York goes to England in search of her father, who does not know he had a child with an American girlfriend he met while working in Morocco, and whose aristocratic family did not approve of the woman. Written by Anonymous

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Trying to fit in. Born to stand out.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »

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4 April 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

American Girl  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$182,428 (Brazil) (19 September 2003)

Gross:

$401,212 (Brazil) (3 October 2003)
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Trivia

Amanda Bynes said in the commentary that it took three weeks to put braces on her for the short scene of Daphne's 15th birthday, in which case the braces aren't even noticeable. See more »

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When Glynnis is on the phone at breakfast she takes out her earring while on the phone. When she hangs up the phone the missing earring jumps from the left ear to the right ear. See more »

Quotes

Glynnis Payne: Darling, darling, all I'm saying is before we let this hypothetical daughter blow your political career out of the water, we might at least consider doing some checking up on her.
Henry Dashwood: Now, checking up for what?
Glynnis Payne: I don't know... criminal record, blood type, triple sixes on her skull.
Henry Dashwood: Glynnis, she has a birth certificate, she has my photograph and she has my eyes.
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What's Your Flava?
Written by Craig David, Trevor Henry, and Anthony Marshall
Performed by Craig David
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp. / Wildstar Records Ltd.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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Cute movie with a good message
16 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

This was a cute, clean movie that you can sit down and watch with your kids. Daphne has never met her father, so she takes off for England to find him. She discovers he is in the middle of an election for some public office. Daphne has to choose between becoming what he wants her to be and staying true to herself. And dad has to make a choice about what is really important.

In response to the reviewer who slammed the movie as being anti British, and saying it was trying to say the American way is better, that is utter nonesense. This was not a typical British family--they were royalty and associated with people like them. Do you suppose the real Queen would find someone like Daphne amusing? Daphne's boyfriend was a decent young man who was also a bit off the wall and his own person--but he was an ordinary English kid, not a member of any royal family. There are circles here in America where Daphne's free spirit attitude would be frowned upon, too. Every country has "classes" that are snobbish and uptight and every country has "Daphnes"--good kids who just want to be themselves.


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