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First Daughter (2004)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  24 September 2004 (USA)
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The first daughter of the U.S. President heads off to college where she falls for a graduate student with a secret agenda.

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The daughter of the President of the United States goes off to college after insisting that she be able to enjoy her school years without the omnipresence of the Secret Service. The government agrees to her demands but assigns a young agent to go undercover as a student in order to keep an eye on her. The first daughter and the agent fall in love, until she learns his true identity. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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The girl who always stood out is finally getting the chance to fit in.

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Rated PG for language, sexual situations and alcohol-related material | See all certifications »

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24 September 2004 (USA)  »

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A Filha da América  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$133,763 (South Africa) (14 January 2005)

Gross:

$256,487 (South Africa) (28 January 2005)
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The book Katie Holmes is reading in the library is Hermann Hesse's 'Siddhartha'. See more »

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When Samantha takes Mia and James to the dance, right after President Mackenzie says he wants to dance with his wife, the band starts playing. The trumpets are heard to be playing with Harmon mutes, however, the trumpets sitting on stage have no mutes in. See more »

Quotes

Samantha Mackenzie: What was that?
James Lansome: I was just saying goodnight.
Samantha Mackenzie: What is this? Is this some kind of game to you James?
James Lansome: No.
Samantha Mackenzie: You don't have to pretend anymore.
James Lansome: You're an amazing girl.
Samantha Mackenzie: Would you stop it? Just stop lying to me.
James Lansome: What could I have given to you Sam? I don't have anything to offer you. You're the President's daughter for Christsake.
Samantha Mackenzie: I have spent, almost my entire life with people smiling at me. And laughing at my jokes. And telling me how special I am, and how great I am, and how nice, and smart. And right...
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Good Cast Wasted in a Silly and Shallow Screenplay
1 January 2007 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Samantha Mackenzie (Katie Holmes), the daughter of President Mackenzie (Michael Keaton) and his wife Melanie (Margaret Collin), decides to go to college in California during his tough campaign for reelection. She requests a reduced secret service protection trying to act normal with her new mates, including her roommate Mia Thompson (Amerie), and she falls in love for James Lansome (Marc Blucas). When her security is threatened, she discloses the real identity of James and decides to return home to support her family in the election process.

In spite of having a good cast with great performances, "First Daughter" has a very silly and shallow screenplay that does not help the actors and the actresses. The story aims to expose the "tough life" of a young woman because she is the daughter of the president of the USA, but actually shows a futile, spoiled and overprotected teenager with a weak personality having a luxurious and banal lifestyle. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "A Filha do Presidente" ("The Daughter of the President")


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