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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  »

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

When Henry Dashwood is looking through the photo album of Daphne's childhood, there are actual pictures of Amanda Bynes when she was younger. See more »

Goofs

Daphne's bra strap shows when she is speaking to Ian Wallace after their "great day", but in the next shot it has disappeared, though she never moved her arms. See more »

Quotes

Henry Dashwood: You like Co-co Puffs?
Daphne Reynolds: It's chocolate! Need I say more?
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The Way You Look Tonight
Written by Dorothy Fields and Jerome Kern
Produced by Brian Rawling and Robin Smith
Performed by Oliver James
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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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