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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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Young Daphne
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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  »

Box Office

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

Kelly Preston and Oliver James did all of their singing in the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Daphne is introduced at her first function, the introducer is wearing 4 miniature medals. Two WW2 stars and two WW2 medals. His medals are mounted incorrectly. His Defence Medal and his 39-45 Medal are the wrong way round. See more »

Quotes

Henry Dashwood: So are you and Daphne...
Ian: Yeah, we're eloping. I know it's rather sudden but after last night, there was no going back.
Henry Dashwood: You are joking aren't you?
Ian: Yes, of course.
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References What Women Want (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Get a Move On
Written by Mr. Scruff (as Michael Andrew Carthy), Moondog (as Louis Hardin), and John Henry
Performed by Mr. Scruff
Courtesy of Ninja Tune
Contains samples from "Hypin' Woman Blues"
Performed by T-Bone Walker
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film and TV Music and "Lament I, 'Birds Lament"
Performed by Moondog
Courtesy of Sony Classical
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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What this girl likes
11 February 2005 | by (Michigan, United States) – See all my reviews

Okay, I love this movie. It's sweet, it's simple, it's cute, and fun. It's clever and well put together. The scenery is great (what's not to love about London)? And Firth and Bynes were adorable. Colin Firth is great no matter what movie he's in, but Amanda Bynes (I've been a fan of hers since she was on Nickelodeon) was fun to watch and a perfect fit for the role of fun-loving Daphne. The rest of the cast was good as well, I loved the jokes that were thrown in and the silly/cute subplots going on (Peach and Pear). I appreciated that this movie didn't take itself too seriously, yet was certainly not all fluff or nonsense, either. I loved how this movie primarily dealt with a father-daughter relationship (so refreshing from other so-called teen movies that often only deal with a teenage romance) and I also loved how the main character, Daphne, was not angry or angsty, she was refreshingly fun and optimistic. Overall this is a good, clean fun movie that can be appreciated by all ages and audiences.


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