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What a Girl Wants (2003)

PG  |   |  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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Storyline

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

Anna Chancellor and Christina Cole who play mother and daughter in this movie both played Caroline Bingley. Anna in Pride and Prejudice (1995) with Colin Firth (who is also in this movie) and Christina in Lost in Austen (2008). See more »

Goofs

When Daphne is making herself over as a "proper young lady" you see her removing her nail polish, and later in the montage she's wearing it again. 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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Somebody Stop Me
Written by Christian Karlsson, Henrik Jomback, Pontus Johan Winnberg, and Luciana Caporoso
Performed by 'Erica Rivera'
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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A fun kid film
29 March 2004 | by (TN) – See all my reviews

I was expecting a really bad, boring teen film like the Lizzie Mcguire movie, but this movie was entertaining. It's about a girl in America, Daphne, who goes to England to see her dad for the first time. He's a Lord, who is running for political elections, so of course, his handlers don't want any bad publicity. He takes a liking to her, but his finance and snooty soon-to-be stepdaughter don't like her. Daphne turns out to be a hit with the poparazi and has a lot of fun. After going to so many fancy parties, she starts to forget who she really is, but her new guy makes her realize where her true values lie. Along the way Lord Dashwood sees he's missing out on adventure and his true love, Daphne's mom. Will he give up the political dream to become an adventurer again? Watch to find out, but since this is a light-hearted film, you probably know the answer. There are some funny scenes throughout. And I liked the music.

FINAL VERDICT: An entertaining clean, fun film that all ages can enjoy.


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