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What a Girl Wants

Rated PG for mild language.

PG In Theaters 04/4/2003 , 95min.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
There's nothing wrong with fairy tales, but they don't have to be formulaic. A movie like this would have benefited from a blending of the fanciful and the inventive. Full Review
Dave Kehr
The New York Times
Minnelli's comedy had its serious underpinnings: by the end of the film, a girl had become a woman. By the end of Ms. Gordon's film, the girl is still a girl, but a girl with much cooler stuff, including a stately home, a butler and a cute British boyfriend. Full Review
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
It's uninspired and insipid all the way. Full Review
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
Dreadful teen comedy with a "Cinderella" theme. Full Review
Janice Page
Boston Globe
It's not that What a Girl Wants is dreadful; it's merely slapdash, wildly inconsistent in tone and style, and mind-numbingly predictable in character and plot. Full Review

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