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Chasing Liberty (2004)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  9 January 2004 (USA)
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Anna Foster has never had an ordinary life. At eighteen years old, she is the most protected girl in America; she is the First Daughter. Frustrated with her overprotective father, the ... See full summary »

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White House Guard
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Photo Daughter 1
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Photo Daughter 2
Sam Ellis ...
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Lewis Hancock ...
Press Secretary
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Secretary of State
Zac Benoir ...
Chairmain of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Jan Goodman ...
National Security Advisor
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Anna Foster has never had an ordinary life. At eighteen years old, she is the most protected girl in America; she is the First Daughter. Frustrated with her overprotective father, the President of the United States of America, Anna makes a deal with him: only two agents are allowed to guard her while she attends a concert in Prague. When her father backs out of his promise, Anna flies into a temper and goes on the run with Ben Calder, a handsome photographer she runs into outside of the music club. They travel together with the intention of going to the Love Parade in Berlin. Anna hasn't told Ben who she is but more importantly, Ben hasn't told her who he is. Under the orders of Anna's father, Ben is supposed to keep an eye on the rebellious girl but falling in love with her wasn't something he expected to do. Romance blossoms between the wild, sassy Anna and the cool, distant Ben as they backpack through Europe. Problem is, when it is time to go back and Anna finds out about Ben, ... Written by Sar Crickes and corrected by thepinkthinker

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Release Date:

9 January 2004 (USA)  »

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First Daughter  »

Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,081,483 (USA) (9 January 2004)

Gross:

$12,189,514 (USA) (27 February 2004)
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The final scene features an opera house rehearsal of Giacomo Puccini's "Nessun Dorma" from Turandot. The complete opera is not being performed because the ending of the piece uses the concert ending. See more »

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When Anna and Ben are with McGruff, shadows of the electric poles frequently appear behind the bench Anna and Ben are sitting on. But when you look outside through the window, clearly no poles passing by. See more »

Quotes

Anna Foster: You have a little thing for me, huh?
Ben Calder: I'll stop you there. I do not have a thing for you, okay, little or otherwise.
Anna Foster: Why did you get on the train with me to Berlin, then?
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Anna Foster: Mm-hmm.
Ben Calder: Okay, you know what, you're right. I'm strangely attracted to exhibitionist runaways. It's an addiction, really. I was in a program for a while where we had to spend time with fully-clothed home-bodies, but I've relapsed, again.
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Vivi Davvero
Performed by Giorgia
Written by Giorgia (as Todrani)
Published by Girasole Edizioni Musicali
Courtesy of BMG UK & Ireland Limited on behalf of Dischi Di Cioccolata / BMG Ricordi S.p.A.
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Mandy Moore carries the movie on her back.
15 November 2007 | by (Noctropolis) – See all my reviews

Entertaining teen flick about the daughter of the President of the USA. This girl is not spoiled or snobby, no, so there's not the typical cliché. The problem with her is that she can't enjoy her liberty at full because all of the events that surround her father's "Job".

Everything changes for her when she travels to Europe and decides to escape to chase her liberty. She there meets one of her father's private investigators and there a typical movie romance starts. But the events of the movie are really entertaining and also suggest a message for those girls who are chasing their liberty or whatever.

I caught this movie on HBO about two years ago and I enjoyed it pretty much mainly because of Mandy Moore's unique on-screen charisma and her beauty. Also, the story has enough elements to be considered as entertaining and funny.

I recommend this movie for those who can enjoy light humor and some clichés from teen flicks.


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