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

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$256,487 (South Africa) (28 January 2005)
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Trivia

This film is dedicated to Michael Kamen, the film's composer. See more »

Goofs

During the scene with James and Sam telling each other things they don't know, James says that every state in the union has a city named Springfield; not true, Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming are all Springfield-less. See more »

Quotes

Samantha Mackenzie: What are you doing?
James Lansome: A chocolate snack must be poured directly over the popcorn. That way you get that delicious salty sweet mixture, and a little melted chocolate. Sometimes you gotta break the rules. You never know when you're gonna get something inspired. Well, go on, Mackenzie. Break the rules.
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Dance My Dreams (Theme Song from First Daughter)
Written by Forest Whitaker, Damon Elliott, Grecco Buratto, Michael Kamen and Blake Neely
Produced by Damon Elliott for Elliott Entertainment
Performed by Tamia
Tamia appears courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
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A pleasant pastime
4 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

The plot itself - about the First daughter who went to College in Carlifornia, far away from the White House, in order to be normal and meet friends may be cliché. Yet the movie on the whole can still hand out nice surprises every now and then. Katie Holmes has a unique face and looks intelligent enough to want to be independent as well as not to disappoint the First family. More importantly, Marc Blucas (her love interest) is not like the stereotyped Prince Charming for a teenager. At least he also looks sophisticated and mature and gives a strong case why the first daughter would fall for him. The two make an attractive couple and are on the same wavelength when they share the views on science etc.

The twist in the movie, at least I didn't see it coming, is good. Considering how many such plots have appeared on screen, I must say this one at least is not as predictable and does give me some credibility as a story about real people. The President and First Lady are not given a significant part here. The young couple already is a good reason to watch the movie. The love songs that accompanied the ball room dances are pleasant and well-chosen. If "monster-in-law" is rated 5 out of 10 here (last time I check), then "the First Daughter" deserves at least a 6.5 or 7, for its creativity and credible performance by the leading couple.

I also hope that Marc Blucas has great roles in future movies for his refreshing looks and performance.


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