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What a Girl Wants (2003)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 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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American Girl  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$35,990,505 (USA) (13 June 2003)
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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

Every time Daphne leaves the booth she tries on clothes in, she never had the clothes she took off though she pays for the ones she has on. See more »

Quotes

Glynnis Payne: Darling, darling, all I'm saying is before we let this hypothetical daughter blow your political career out of the water, we might at least consider doing some checking up on her.
Henry Dashwood: Now, checking up for what?
Glynnis Payne: I don't know... criminal record, blood type, triple sixes on her skull.
Henry Dashwood: Glynnis, she has a birth certificate, she has my photograph and she has my eyes.
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References Mistral's Daughter (1984) See more »

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Kiss Kiss
Written by Sezen Aksu (as Sezen Oksu), Juliette Jaimes, and Steve Welton-Jaimes
Performed by Holly Valance
Courtesy of Warner Music U.K. / Engineroom Music
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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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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