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Chasing Liberty (2004)

PG-13 | | 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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mandy Moore ... Anna Foster
Stark Sands ... Grant Hillman
Tony Jayawardena Tony Jayawardena ... White House Guard
Jeremy Piven ... Alan Weiss
Annabella Sciorra ... Cynthia Morales
Briony Glassco ... Photo Mother
Lily Tello Lily Tello ... Photo Daughter 1
Tyla Barnfield Tyla Barnfield ... Photo Daughter 2
Sam Ellis Sam Ellis ... Phil
Terence Maynard ... Harper
Mark Harmon ... President James Foster
Lewis Hancock Lewis Hancock ... Press Secretary
Garrick Hagon ... Secretary of State
Zac Benoir Zac Benoir ... Chairmain of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Jan Goodman Jan Goodman ... National Security Advisor
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Storyline

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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How do you fall in love with the whole world watching? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 January 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

First Daughter See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,081,483, 11 January 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$12,189,514, 29 February 2004
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

In the bungee jump scene, the slow motion shot is obviously two dummies. See more »

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Secretary of State: Sir, the vice-president, still waiting.
President James Foster: President, still president.
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Nessun Dorma
Performed by Amici Forever
Courtesy of Artist Associated Labels
Composed by Giacomo Puccini (as Puccini) / Giuseppe Adami (as Adami) / Renato Simoni (as Simoni)
Published by G Ricordi & Co (London) Ltd
Orchestrated & Conducted by Benjamin Wallfisch (as Ben Wallfisch)
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Mandy Moore carries the movie on her back.
15 November 2007 | by insomniac_rodSee 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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