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What a Girl Wants [2003] (1 disc)

Director:Dennie Gordon
Writer:Elizabeth Chandler
Jenny Bicks
Composer:Rupert Gregson-Williams
Length:105 minutes
(1 hour 45 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Suggested Event Use:Birthday
Sorting Category:Family
Sorting Tub:Echo
IMDB Rating:5.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:35%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: A young woman decides to seek out the father who never knew she existed.

Reaction: A bit trite at times though you just have to like Colin Firth and adore Amanda Bynes.

Personal Rating: 7/10

Dennie Gordon => Director
Elizabeth Chandler => Writer
Jenny Bicks => Writer
Rupert Gregson-Williams => Composer
William Douglas-Home => Play 'The Reluctant Debutante' / 1958 screenplay
Amanda Bynes => Daphne Reynolds
Anna Chancellor => Glynnis Payne
Ben Scholfield => Armistead Stuart
Cassie Powney => Peach Orwood
Chris Castle => Prince Harry
Christina Cole => Clarissa Payne
Colin Firth => Henry Dashwood
Connie Powney => Pear Orwood
Eileen Atkins => Jocelyn Dashwood
Elizabeth Richard => Queen
Ella Desmond Oakley => Baby Daphne
James Greene [II] => Percy
Jonathan Pryce => Alistair Payne
Kelly Preston => Libby Reynolds
Matthew Turpin => Prince William
Oliver James => Ian Wallace
Peter Hugo => Prince Charles
Peter Reeves => Sir John Dashwood
Soleil McGhee => Young Daphne
Sylvia Syms => Princess Charlotte
Tara Summers => Noelle

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Kelly Preston and Oliver James did all of their singing in the movie
  • Amanda Bynes said in the commentary that the makeup team spent hours putting braces on her for the short scene of Daphne's 15th birthday, in which the braces aren't even noticeable.
  • When Henry calls Libby to tell her Daphne has been out all day with a boy in a band (Ian), Libby says, Lemme guess, he's a drummer? In reality, Oliver James, who plays Ian, is a drummer.
  • When Henry Dashwood is looking through the photo album of Daphne's childhood, there are actual pictures of Amanda Bynes when she was younger.
  • This film opened during war with Iraq which made Warner Bros. change the poster art for the film. Because the original artwork showed Amanda Bynes displaying a peace symbol, the artwork was changed so that the peace symbol was airbrushed out. The studio did not want anyone to think the artwork was a war protest.