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60
L.A. Weekly
Strictly for budding young ladies, though it does offer those who've already bloomed the grown-up pleasures of Firth, a great actor who graciously invites you to join him in the slow-burn romantic corner into which he's rapidly painting himself.
50
Variety
It feels much more like a shameless reshuffle of "The Princess Diaries."
50
Chicago Reader
Pleasant bubblegum romp, which was inspired by the old Sandra Dee picture "The Reluctant Debutante."
50
Rolling Stone
It's slick girlie stuff, but the cast makes it go down easy.
50
Chicago Sun-Times
The movie is clearly intended for girls between the ages of 9 and 15, and for the more civilized of their brothers, and isn't of much use to anyone else.
40
Instantly forgettable but good-natured all the same.
40
Village Voice
A culture-shock/daddy-meets-girl romantic comedy, WAGW is a sanitized adventure for the Mary Kate-and-Ashley set.
25
If the Warner Bros. wizards have it right, what a girl wants is to see as much of Amanda Bynes as she possibly can...It's not so great for the rest of us, since the film has nothing else to offer.
25
New York Daily News
Irritating wish-fulfillment movie.
20
Wall Street Journal
Young audiences may welcome this movie, but girls, and boys, should want more.

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