What a Girl Wants Poster

Release Date: April 4th, 2003

DVD Release Date: August 5th, 2003

PG|1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary
On a whim, American teenager Daphne (Amanda Bynes) boards a plane to England to find the father she never met. Upon arriving there, though, she makes a startling discovery: The man she's looking for is Lord Henry Dashwood (Colin Firth), a member of the British upper class, who is running for political office. Lord Henry didn't know Daphne existed, but he welcomes her into his life. However, she isn't so sure -- and his family and his current betrothed look on her disapprovingly.

Cast: Amanda Bynes, Colin Firth, Kelly Preston, Eileen Atkins, Anna Chancellor, Jonathan Pryce, Oliver James, Christina Cole

Director: Dennie Gordon

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Gaylord Films

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Young audiences may welcome this movie, but girls, and boys, should want more.

  • Designed as the ideal confection to attract a young girl or teen, What a Girl Wants will more likely hook their mothers. show more

  • 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. show more

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