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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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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

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

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 »

Goofs

The registration number of the taxi the young Libby leaves in is, at first, CYP 44V - when her bags are thrown in. This is recycled footage from shots of the same vehicle (CYP 44V) which we see the older Libby and daughter Daphne leave in towards the end of the film. Additionally, as the younger Libby leaves, after her bags are thrown in, the registration number changes to MMX 902L (a vehicle seven or eight years older). See more »

Quotes

Glynnis Payne: I know my daddy was naughty, but what about me?
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References Cinderella (1950) 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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Wow, like lighten up
18 April 2004 | by (West Chester, Pa) – See all my reviews

The folks banging this movie have to get real. It's about an average girl (Bynes) who gets to meet her dad, who's in the process of running for major political office in England. It's not about Yankee superiority over the Brits (sheesh!), it's a simple fantasy about the effect a teenage girl has on her once-stuffy dad in stuffy society. If you're politically offended by this movie, imagine Amanda as a carefree Portugese girl visiting her long-lost dad, a member of U.S. Congress from Massachusetts, and chill out. That being said, Amanda Bynes is a cool and attractive leading lady/girl and plays very well with the other characters in this film. It's all been done millions of times before, and it's not Oscar material, but it was a pleasant diversion for me.


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