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What a Girl Wants is a film of genre Drama directed by Dennie Gordon released in USA on 27 march 2003 with Amanda Bynes

What a Girl Wants (2003)

What a Girl Wants
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Released in USA 27 march 2003
Length 1h45
Directed by
Genres Drama,    Comedy,    Romantic comedy,    Romance
Rating58% 2.905782.905782.905782.905782.90578

What a Girl Wants is a 2003 American comedy film starring Amanda Bynes, Colin Firth, Kelly Preston and Oliver James. Directed by Dennie Gordon, the film is based on the 1955 play The Reluctant Debutante by William Douglas-Home. It is the second adaptation for the screen of this work.

Synopsis

Daphne Reynolds (Amanda Bynes) lives a comfortable but unsatisfying life as a young American girl with a bright future. She has never met her father. She lives with her single mother, Libby (Kelly Preston) above a Chinese Restaurant in Chinatown, New York. Believing it is in his best interest, her mother left Daphne's father seventeen years ago because of his family's disapproval of their relationship; ultimately, his father's secretary gets rid of her for good, without Libby having a chance to tell him that she is pregnant.

Actors

Amanda Bynes

(Daphne Reynolds)
Colin Firth

(Henry Dashwood)
Kelly Preston

(Libby Reynolds)
Oliver James

(Ian Wallace)
Eileen Atkins

(Jocelyn Dashwood)
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