First Daughter
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A very special student deals with exams, first love, and national security issues in this teen-oriented romantic comedy-drama. Samantha MacKenzie (Katie Holmes) is a seemingly ordinary college freshman with one important exception -- her father happens to be the President of the United States (Michael Keaton). Samantha, however, would prefer to be as inconspicuous as possible as she begins her studies at Redmond University, so she asks a favor of her father -- remove the two Secret Service agents who follow her everywhere, and allow her to fend for herself at school. The president agrees, but… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 8%

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"Yet another teen-princess fantasy."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"...just has a really cheesy look."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Very predictable, but tween girls may like it."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"[A] gimmick-driven disaster."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"This stunning lack of inspiration is reflected in a script that continually hints at how teenagers have become disenchanted with politics without ever following it up."
‑ Stella Papamichael,
"The President's little girl gets a pity party for the second time this election year."
‑ , Time Out
"First Daughter presents such a saccharine-sweet, insufferably boring portrait of a conservative president and his family, it could kill with kindness."
‑ Susan Walker, Toronto Star
"Perhaps the only redeeming factor is that both the President and the First Lady are devoted to their daughter. Otherwise, this film should be impeached."
‑ Mary Lasse, Christianity Today
"Holmes' wholesome charm keeps the movie afloat, but only just."
‑ Lucy Aitken, Empire Magazine
"Keaton and Holmes should seriously consider firing their agents, as they both deserve better than this."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"First Daughter is less amusing than Jenna and Barb at the RNC, and dumb enough to make last January's presidential scion, Mandy Moore, look electable."
‑ Ben Kenigsberg, Village Voice
"A respectable accomplishment."
‑ Tom Keogh, Seattle Times
"Sweet but unremarkable, First Daughter is never quite as cute as its star."
‑ Betsy Bozdech,
"If you must see one of the two Presidential daughter movies - this is the one to see. But like Chasing Liberty, it never delivers on the potential of the premise."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"...basically entertaining - particularly if approached on the same level one approaches a sitcom."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
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