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Kelly Preston and Oliver James did all of their singing in the movie.
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. This could also be a reference to the movie 'The Reluctant Debutante' that this movie is based on. The character Ian is based on, David Parkson (John Saxon) is a drummer.
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).
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.
When Henry Dashwood is looking through the photo album of Daphne's childhood, there are actual pictures of Amanda Bynes when she was younger.
This film opened during war with Iraq which made Warner Bros. change the poster art for the film. Because the original artwork showed Amanda Bynes displaying a peace symbol, the artwork was changed so that the peace symbol was airbrushed out. The studio did not want anyone to think the artwork was a war protest.
This movie premiered on Amanda Bynes 17th birthday.
The youth hostel where Daphne initially stays when she has arrived in London is the same building in which Bridget Jones's flat is in Bridget Jones's Diary (2001).
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Due to insurance reasons, Amanda Bynes and Oliver James weren't allowed to fall out of the boat. They had to get stunt doubles to do it.
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The scene where Lady Dashwood is presenting Daphne Reynolds with a tiara for her coming out party was filmed after they had finished producing the movie. Amanda Bynes was in America and had already dyed her hair a dark brown. Eileen Atkins was in London.
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West Wycombe Park, the home of Henry Dashwood (Colin Firth), was also the country home of Colin Firth's character in The Importance of Being Earnest (2002).
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Aside from shooting in London, they also filmed in Morocco and New York City. When Lord Dashwood withdrew his candidacy, he made that speech at the Old Royal Naval College where Cinderella and Sherlock Holmes were also filmed.
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The film is based on the 1955 play The Reluctant Debutante by William Douglas-Home.
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Before the US release of the film, print advertisements were altered to remove the peace sign that Bynes was giving in the poster. A rep for Warner Bros. explained '"In a time of war, we made a slight alteration so that we could avoid any potential political statement in a completely nonpolitical film."
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The Reynold's house in England was also used for the films Gosford Park (2001) and The Importance Of Being Earnest (2002).
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The title of this film is a reference to a Christina Aguilera song of the same title, although the song was not included on the film's soundtrack.
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This movie was Oliver James's first on-screen kiss
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