What a Girl Wants Trailer & Clips


What a Girl Wants full movie is released on Apr 04, 2003. Watch What a Girl Wants online - the English Comedy movie from United States , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $50,732,139. What a Girl Wants is directed by Dennie Gordon and created by William Douglas-Home with Kelly Preston and Soleil McGhee. What a Girl Wants is available online on Hulu and Apple iTunes.

Loosely based on The Reluctant Debutante (1958) starring Sandra Dee, this family-friendly comedy features popular Nickelodeon teen star Amanda Bynes in her first feature-starring performance after her debut in Big Fat Liar (2002). She plays teenager Daphne Reynolds, who lives in New York City with her musician mother, Libby Reynolds (Kelly Preston). After she turns seventeen, Daphne is undecided about her future, so she takes off by herself to London in search of her father. She immediately meets cute musician Ian Wallace (Oliver James) before sneaking in to her father's estate to surprise him. He turns out to be Lord Henry Dashwood (Colin Firth), a fabulously wealthy aristocrat who doesn't even know that she exists. He had met her mother in Morocco and the two were married in a tribal ceremony. Upon their return to England, she left him and went back to the U.S. without ever revealing that she was pregnant. The uptight Henry is already flustered by his campaign for election, advised by doting aide Alistair Payne (Jonathan Pryce). His no-nonsense fiancée, Glynnis Payne (Anna Chancellor), and her bratty daughter, Clarissa Payne (Christina Cole), are threatened by Daphne's presence, thinking that she will hurt Henry's political aspirations by causing a scandal. However, family matriarch, Jocelyn Dashwood (Dame Eileen Atkins), takes a liking to her and she soon finds herself trying to liven things up at several stuffy aristocratic parties. Meanwhile, the evil Glynnis and Clarissa conspire against her by trying to sabotage her appearance, leading up to the conclusion at Daphne's coming-out party.

As know as:

Чого хоче дівчина, Co ta holka chce?, Ko vēlas meitene, Mistä tytöt tykkää, Czego pragnie dziewczyna

Release Date:

Apr 04, 2003

Release Date (Streaming):

Aug 05, 2003


United States, United Kingdom



Stream Service:

Warner Bros. Pictures

Production Companies:

Warner Bros., Gaylord Films, DiNovi Pictures

Official Site:

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Gross worldwide:



Trying to fit in. Born to stand out.


Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
What a Girl Wants plays like a TV cartoon, not even a sitcom, and makes little sense on its own terms.
by rottentomatoes, Apr 04, 2018
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
Too-cute with a few iffy moments, but tweens will eat it up.
by rottentomatoes, Dec 29, 2010
Anya Kamenetz
Village Voice
A sanitized adventure for the Mary Kate-and-Ashley set.
by rottentomatoes, Apr 08, 2003

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