What a Girl Wants
What a Girl Wants (2003)

Daphne Reynolds has what every girl wants--or so it seems. This spirited young American girl has a unique style all her own, an unconventional but loving relationship with her bohemian mother Libby and a future full of possibilities--but… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: April 4, 2003
DVD Release Date: August 5, 2003
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Critic Score: 35% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Little girls will definitely enjoy it, but it's too syrupy and predictable for adults.

Anya Kamenetz
Village Voice

A sanitized adventure for the Mary Kate-and-Ashley set.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

Girls undoubtedly will want to see it, but What a Girl Wants feels a bit like a reheated version of The Princess Diaries.

Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies

definitely a cute film if you're into that sort of thing

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

There's nothing wrong with this movie, it just kind of moves along at this little pace, no surprises.

Daphne Gordon
Toronto Star

What A Girl Wants doesn't satisfy.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Too-cute with a few iffy moments, but tweens will eat it up.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Uninspired and insipid all the way.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

An unsubtle but sunny fairy tale.

Scott Weinberg

Another piece of teen-girl wish-fulfillment fluff of the most forgettable sort.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Red Lats
If you are feeling a little down and want to watch a happily-ever-after fairy tale, this is the movie for you!
Bethany Murphy
Oliver James and Amanda Bynes are a really good couple in this film and I really enjoyed it. It's a great chick flick and it's quite funny at times.… More
jay nixon
Ordinary fish out of water rom/com is set a step above the rest of its ilk by beautiful location filming in London and Colin Firth and Eileen Atkins in the… More
Marc Lewis
I hate chick flicks. Anyone who has ever met me knows that. I also dislike Amanda Bynes. So it's no surprise that I turned out hating this movie. I'm… More
Cassie Hill
Daphne is an American teenager out to find her father, Lord Henry Dashwood. She's up to the challenge as she encounters snooty rich people & falls in… More
Alice Shen
This is yet another one of those cheapy DVDs I buy because I'm convinced that I'll like it... I don't get the plot. Does Daphne, at the… More