What a Girl Wants

What a Girl Wants
What a Girl Wants
  • PG
  • 1h 44m
  • 2003
Rotten35%
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Amanda Bynes ("What I Like About You") stars as Daphne Reynolds, a spirited 17-year-old New Yorker who travels to London to find her long-lost father. In contrast to her bohemian mother, Daphne discovers her father, Lord Henry Dashwood (Colin Firth--Bridget Jones' Diary), to be a very proper politician and English gentleman. Undaunted, Daphne dives into a schedule of stuffy social events, determined to prove that love--and proper etiquette--can conquer all. But as hard as she tries to reunite her parents and make a bid for "Debutante of the Year," Daphne cannot conceal her irrepressible personality or hide What a Girl Wants. Inspired by Vincente Minnelli's 1958 film The Reluctant Debutante.
© 2003 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. WHAT A GIRL WANTS and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten35%
Critics Consensus: Little girls will definitely enjoy it, but it's too syrupy and predictable for adults.
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Entertainment Weekly
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June 21, 2017
BBC.com
Almar Haflidason
Fresh

June 17, 2017
BBC.com
Rotten

June 17, 2017
Village Voice
Anya Kamenetz
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A sanitized adventure for the Mary Kate-and-Ashley set.

June 17, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Too-cute with a few iffy moments, but tweens will eat it up.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that What A Girl Wants is light-hearted and fun, but also contains a strong word or two ("bitch," "hell"), and themes surrounding illegitimacy, divorce, and father-daughter relationships. It also contains a fair share of references to high-end goods (Gucci, Prada, Rolls-Royce, etc.) and logos for mundane items like Virgin Atlantic, Tropicana, and Coco Puffs. Drinking is visible over meals and social events. An occasional push and punch occurs, too. There's some inappropriate flirting and references to a man's genitals.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date:April 4, 2003
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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