What a Girl WantsApril 4, 2003
An American teenager learns that her father is a wealthy British politician running for office. Although she is eager to find him, she realizes it could cause a scandal and cost him the election.
Release Year: 2003
Rating: 5.7/10 (19,174 voted)
Critic's Score: 41/100
Stars: Amanda Bynes, Colin Firth, Kelly Preston
Daphne, a seventeen-year-old girl from New York goes to England in search of her father, who does not know he had a child with an American girlfriend he met while working in Morocco, and whose aristocratic family did not approve of the woman.
Writers: William Douglas-Home, William Douglas-Home
Sir John Dashwood
Libby's Band Member
Libby's Band Member
Trying to fit in. Born to stand out.
Release Date: 4 April 2003
Filming Locations: Battersea Park, Battersea, London, England, UK
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $11,434,964
(6 April 2003)
(15 June 2003)
Did You Know?
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 Peach and Pear meet the twin boys when they're talking to Clarissa, they wave and say "tood-a-loo," but their lips do not move.
[nervous; with her sister, Pear]
I'm Peach, she's Pear. You see, our mother was slightly obsessed with fruits. We have a sister named Parsnip… she doesn't get out much.
A fun kid film
I was expecting a really bad, boring teen film like the Lizzie Mcguire
movie, but this movie was entertaining. It's about a girl in America,
Daphne, who goes to England to see her dad for the first time. He's a Lord,
who is running for political elections, so of course, his handlers don't
want any bad publicity. He takes a liking to her, but his finance and
snooty soon-to-be stepdaughter don't like her. Daphne turns out to be a
hit with the poparazi and has a lot of fun. After going to so many fancy
parties, she starts to forget who she really is, but her new guy makes her
realize where her true values lie. Along the way Lord Dashwood sees he's
missing out on adventure and his true love, Daphne's mom. Will he give up
the political dream to become an adventurer again? Watch to find out, but
since this is a light-hearted film, you probably know the answer. There are
some funny scenes throughout. And I liked the music.
FINAL VERDICT: An entertaining clean, fun film that all ages can