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What a Girl Wants

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Overview

Amanda Bynes landed her first starring film role in this comedy drama, which gets the royal treatment on DVD. What a Girl Wants has been given a full-screen pan-and-scan transfer at the aspect ratio of 1.33:1 and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital 5.1. In addition to the original English language soundtrack, an alternate dubbed track in French has been included, as well as closed captions in English. Bonus materials include an alternate audio commentary from screenwriters Jenny Bicks and Elizabeth ...
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Overview

Amanda Bynes landed her first starring film role in this comedy drama, which gets the royal treatment on DVD. What a Girl Wants has been given a full-screen pan-and-scan transfer at the aspect ratio of 1.33:1 and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital 5.1. In addition to the original English language soundtrack, an alternate dubbed track in French has been included, as well as closed captions in English. Bonus materials include an alternate audio commentary from screenwriters Jenny Bicks and Elizabeth Chandler, a selection of deleted scenes, the film's original theatrical trailer, two bonus featurettes ("What's a Girl to Wear" and "Fashion Etiquette 101"), and two hidden Easter eggs: a chapter of bloopers and on-set gags, and audition videos from several of the film's actors.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; 2 feature-length audio commentaries, one by Amanda Bynes, the other by Director Dennie Gordon and writers Jenny Bicks and Elizabeth Chandler; Fashion And Etiquette 101 takes a lighthearted look at what it takes to be belle of the ball; What's a Girl to Wear?; Mix-and-Match interactive challenge; Interactive menus; Theatrical trailer; Scene access; Languages: English & Français (dubbed in Quebec) Subtitles: English, Français & Español
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
Tween fave and Nickelodeon veteran Amanda Bynes comes of age in her first starring role as Daphne, a free-spirited force of nature. Upon her 17th birthday, Daphne departs from her home in New York -- and her single mom Kelly Preston, who works as a wedding singer -- and ventures to London to track down the father she has never known. Pride and Prejudice and Bridget Jones's Diary heartthrob Colin Firth costars as the buttoned-up Sir Henry Dashwood, a politician unaware of his daughter's existence thanks to his scheming adviser, portrayed by Jonathan Pryce. Dashwood is understandably taken aback by the unpredictable and endearingly klutzy Daphne, but he soon begins to question his aspirations for higher office once he falls under the influence of his rock-the-house, Coco Puffs-scarfing daughter. This does not sit well with his adviser, nor with his social-climbing fiancée and her snotty daughter, whose schemes to humiliate Daphne backfire. "Get over yourself," Daphne informs her, "I'm staying." Making this wish-fulfillment fantasy complete is Oliver James as Ian, the nicest boyfriend in the world, who counsels Daphne to be herself. "Why are you trying so hard to fit in," he asks, "when you were born to stand out?" And Bynes is a standout -- funny, charming, and sympathetic -- in a film that fans of the makeover comedy The Princess Diaries will want for command performances at home.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/5/2003
  • UPC: 085392466528
  • Original Release: 2003
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Full Frame / Pan & Scan / Subtitled / DOLBY
  • Sound: Dolby Digital
  • Time: 1:45:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 24,714

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Amanda Bynes Daphne
Colin Firth Lord Henry Dashwood
Kelly Preston Libby Reynolds
Eileen Atkins Jocelyn Dashwood
Jonathan Pryce Alistair Payne
Anna Chancellor Glynnis
Oliver James Ian Wallace
Christina Cole Clarissa Payne
Sylvia Syms Princess Charlotte
Ben Scholfield Armistead Stuart
Tom Harper
Chris Mulkey
Erik Von Detten
Matt Acheson Country Club Wedding Singer
Stephen W. Anderson Television Reporter
Roger Ashton-Griffiths Lord Orwood
Charlie Beall Rufus
James Bell Libby's Band Member
Newton Boothe Taxi Driver
Natalie Bromley Jane
Antony Carrick Prince Michael
Chris Castle Prince Harry
Flaminia Cinque Caterer
Andrew Clarke Male Twin 1
Peter Clarke Male Twin 2
Judy Collins Dancer
Ethel Crichlow Dancer
Ash Croney Dancer
Raffaello Dagruttola Groom
Malcolm Davey Dancer
Layla Ellison Dancer
Tim Fornara Ian's Band Member
Luke Fredericks Ian's Band Member
Tom Goodfellow Libby's Band Member
James Greene Percy
David Gyasi Ian's Band Member
Tom Hanna Ian's Band Member
Peter Hugo Prince Charles
Peter Jessup Dancer
Jafri Jobaid Dancer
Tony Kemp Dancer
Stephanie Lane Fiona
Allan Laza Dancer
James Linton Political Advisor Two
Anne Lucas Dancer
Sarah Mark Newspaper Reporter #2
Soleil McGhee Young Daphne
Count Prince Miller Dancer
George Miller Dancer
Susan Mills Dancer
Nita Mistry Girl in Hostel
Ella Desmond Oakley Baby Daphne
Steven Osborne Staff Member
Bharti Patel Dancer
Basil Patton Dancer
Tom Penn Libby's Band Member
Neville Phillips Butler
Cassie Powney Peach Orwood
Connie Powney Pear Orwood
Vernon Preston Duke of Edinburgh
Mindy Lee Raskin Bride
Peter Reeves Sir John Dashwood
Elizabeth Richard Queen
Jonah Russell Policeman
Louis Saint-Juste Dancer
Barrington Shaw Dancer
Tara Summers Noelle
David Temple Ian's Band Member
Sian Todd Dancer
Mike Toller Libby's Band Member
Bruno Tonioli Fashion Emcee
Stanley Townsend Bride's Father
Daniel Tuite Newspaper Reporter #1
Matthew Turpin Prince William
Jane Victory Dancer
Pieter Vodden Sven
Thomas Michael Voss Dancer
June Walker Dancer
Maureen Waters Dancer
David Whitmey Ian's Band Member
Victoria Wicks Henry's Secretary
James Woolley Political Advisor One
Technical Credits
Dennie Gordon Director
Rebecca Alleway Set Decoration/Design
Debra Baum Musical Direction/Supervision
Jenny Bicks Screenwriter
Michael Carlin Production Designer
Elizabeth Chandler Screenwriter
Colin Charles Sound/Sound Designer
Suzanne Crowley Casting
Shay Cunliffe Costumes/Costume Designer
Denise Di Novi Producer
Andrew Dunn Cinematographer
E.K. Gaylord II Executive Producer
Bill Gerber Producer
Alison Greenspan Executive Producer
Steve Harding Co-producer
Casey La Scala Executive Producer
Hunt Lowry Producer
Chuck McClelland Editor
Michael Murray Asst. Director
Gilly Poole Casting
Rupert Gregson-Williams Score Composer
Brian Simmons Sound/Sound Designer
Richard Styles Asst. Director
Karen Wakefield Art Director
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Once Upon A Time [4:44]
2. No Dance Partner [5:32]
3. My Turn [2:23]
4. Next Prime Minister [3:07]
5. Dashwood Manor [3:39]
6. Be Our Guest [4:25]
7. Mature For Her Age [3:45]
8. What Are Stepsisters For? [4:15]
9. Showstopper [3:59]
10. For the Season [5:03]
11. Pointers [2:54]
12. Novelty Entrance [2:39]
13. Nasty and Nice [2:56]
14. Livening Things Up [3:12]
15. Closer Look [1:40]
16. Just Joking [2:58]
17. Born to Stand Out [4:19]
18. The Regatta [3:10]
19. Splashy Getaway [4:16]
20. Another Henry [2:49]
21. A Dashwood, Too [4:47]
22. Looking Different [3:49]
23. Gotten Rid Of [2:58]
24. Done Waiting [4:49]
25. Bits and Pieces [3:08]
26. Priorities Straight [3:25]
27. Their Dance [4:17]
28. Happily Ever After [5:40]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Commentary by Amanda Bynes
      Commentary by Director Dennie Gordon and writers Jenny Bicks and Elizabeth Chandler
      Fashion Etiquette 101
      What's A Girl To Wear?
      Additional Scenes
      Theatrical Trailer
      Cast & Crew
   Languages
      English
      Français
   Subtitles
      English
      Français
      Españpol
      Off
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted November 22, 2010

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    I Also Recommend:

    A good chickflick!!!

    I have never seen a chickflick that I have truely liked - until now that is. This movie about a 18 year old girl tells the sweet story of a girl who just wants to be with her dad. It is sweet and not over the top romantic or filled with silly blonds (or others) who always get the guy. Daphne (the main character) is unique character who believes in being yourself no matter what those around you think. Many lessons are learned throughout the story and I think this a great dad and daughter movie. It is all together the best chickflick I have ever seen. - There are a few things to watch out for though. Daphne wears some skimpy, tight, and belly showing outfits - typically American. A boy in the film loves women, and he obviously likes trying to touch there rears. He is punished by Daphne for his efforts but in the end he is seen squeezing a womans rear. The a-- word is used is used once.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Ignore the cover photo--this movie is CLEAN and FUNNY!

    I think the cover photo is very misleading as it gives no hint that this is a very clean and hilarious family movie in the mold of "The Princess Diaries." While the outfits are not very conservative, the cover photo is not representative of what's in this movie. Aside from a drop of bad language, this movie is free of innuendos or other adult content. Its story of a daughter's quest to connect with her father (which is what the title refers to) is very heartwarming. I recommend it for families who enjoyed "The Princess Diaries."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    If You Watch It. You'll Love It

    The best show ever, Just get it. You wll Love It. If You Loved 'Pride and Prejudice' as much as I did You Will Love It!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    what a girl wants

    this is an alright movie about a girl who travels to a new place in search of her father.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    How could anyone not resist to see this?

    What a girl wants a great movie. It encourages you to be yourself, and pursue your dreams. I love these lessons, and I would recommned this movie to any girl, 10 and up.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    (Cutie)(Chick-Flick)(Girly)Movie!

    I loved this movie! Every time I watched it, even if it was only the ending, I cried. The part where Daphne's dad comes to New York, at the wedding, and tells her I Love You, it's just so heartwarming and sad, but like happy sad, you know? I thought Amanda Bynes did an amazing job with this movie, and so did the rest of the cast. Daphne and Ian(Oliver James) made a really cute couple in the movie. Oliver is just so cute! And his voice, when he sings..wow! Also in Raise Your Voice, with Hilary Duff, his voice is amazing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Finding Yourself

    I rented this movie with a friend because I had rented everything else I wanted to see. I didn't think I'd enjoy it but we intived a bunch of people over the next the next day becuase we loved it! Amanda plays a girl trying to find out who she is and what she wants to do with her life.A True story about finding yourself. Also The Songs were amazing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Cinderella Come True!

    What a Girl Wants is a fantastic family movie. Collin Firth and Amanda Bynes work so well together!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Collin Firth Fan

    I watched What A Girl Wants thinking it might be just another teen movie. I was pleasantly surprised! Although I picked this movie specifically for Collin Firth, I enjoyed every minute of it. The language was exteremely minimal, if any, the acting was great, and best of all it would appeal to all ages. I'm 36 and I loved it. It had a great blend of romance, comedy and drama. I definately recommend it to any one who enjoys Cinderella-style movies, but Collin Firth fans will LOVE it, simply because of how incredible he looks in this movie. His chemistry with Kelly Preston is amazing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    O My Gosh!!!!!

    O my gosh Oliver James is the hottest actor EVER!!!!! I luved this movie sooooo much. He is such a cutie and Amanda Bynes actually played a serious character in this movie it was sooo heartwarming! Amanda P. 14yrs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An Ultimate Teen Chic-Flic

    My Mom, my best friend, her mom, and myself all loved this movie. My brother and my friend's brother, on the other hand, didn't 'get it'. Making me think most guys wouldn't. But almost every girl out there will LOVE it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Unit Manager, Post Production Supervisor

    This was one of the best movies I have seen in a long time. It was funny, clean, and something I would not be ashamed to show anyone - that cannot be said of most movies these days. Added to this, my niece, Marianne Jenkins, worked as a unit manager on the movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Better Than The Princess's Diaries

    I loved this movie so much.Ian is so nice to her and encourages her to be herself.You will not regret seeing or buying this movie.If you love heart-warming, comedys this your movie.I can't wait to buy it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good benign movie for anyone to enjoy!

    These days when teens are portrayed as sex-crazed smokers, drinkers and druggies it was nice to have an interesting feel-good movie to take my young daughters to. Good music and Amanda Bynes is an appealing teen. But I will admit the reason I went was to see Colin Firth! Definitely what this girl wants!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Colin Firth is what this girl wants

    I was excited about seeing this movie just to goggle at Colin Firth. He is clearly the best performer in this movie however this movie was worth the price of admission and turned out to be a pleasant, if somewhat predicatable movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Funny and Emotional

    This was a great movie!I like it cuz I got very involved that I even cried at the sad parts! Everyone in the movie did a great job!I cant wait to buy it when it comes out!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Guilty Pleasure movie!

    AWESOME it's very cute... sorta a chick flick... guilty pleasure for those who are older. Great for ALL ages and that Oliver James guy is a HOTTIE!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What a Girl Wants....in a movie

    What a Girl Wants is a great movie! It's not perfect, but few movies are. But, its great for girls around my age who love adorable movies like this. It truly is what a girl wants in a movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This movie is one of the best

    There's a whole lot of great movies. This is one of them.I love this movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Loved the movie

    Amanda Bynes is absolutely adorable in this role. This movie will make you laugh and cry.

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