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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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Libby's Band Member
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Libby's Band Member
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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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,434,964 (USA) (4 April 2003)

Gross:

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

When Henry calls Libby to tell her Daphne has been out all day with a boy in a band (Ian), Libby says, Lemme guess, he's a drummer? In reality, Oliver James, who plays Ian, is a drummer. See more »

Goofs

In order to move in any direction a boat needs a means of propulsion, in the case of a rowing boat that will be oars. After falling into the water Daphne and Ian climb back on the boat and start making out lying down at the bottom. No oars, no person rowing. In the next shot, while they are still on the bottom, the boat is moving forward under the bridge, which is physically impossible. 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 »

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What a Wonderful World
Written by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss
Produced by Brian Rawling and Robin Smith
Performed by Oliver James
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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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