First Daughter 2004

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(56) IMDb 4.9/10

Romantic comedy starring Katie Holmes as a seemingly ordinary college freshman with one important exception - her father (Michael Keaton) is the President of the United States. When Samantha (Holmes) begins her studies at Redmond University, she asks her father to remove the two Secret Service agents who follow her everywhere.

Starring:
Katie Holmes,Margaret Colin
Runtime:
1 hour, 44 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Children & Family, Romance, Teen & Young Adult, Comedy
Director Forest Whitaker
Starring Katie Holmes, Margaret Colin
Supporting actors Amerie Rogers, Marc Blucas, Michael Keaton
Studio Twentieth Century Fox
BBFC rating Parental Guidance
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 14 Aug. 2005
Format: DVD
I went to go and see this with my girlfriend because she loves these kinds of movies, the sickly sweet, intoxicatingly happy and demure films starring little stars with little brains. Well that is what I expected when I entered the theatre to see this flick.
First Daughter is the story of Sam (Katie Holmes) who is America's First Daughter (the President's daughter) going to college, and surprisingly (not) wants absolutely no connection to her father or his political stand point. The story is touching and portrayed well even though it's quite simple.
Now I have to say, Katie Holmes is very attractive indeed, despite the Cruise-Gate situation she is absolutely excellent in this little motion picture. She really portrays an entire emotion pallet, and includes the innocence the character needs. (See the frat party) Marc Blucas from Buffy and "I Capture the Castle" fame takes male lead of the "hotty" from college that Sam falls for, but is he who he says he is?
This film isn't meant to be taken seriously, it's meant to be light hearted fun, with a story to tell and a person to explore. The critics scrutinize this and say its complete crap with a rubbish script. Admittedly the script is not up to the performance level, but it's only a film! Not a piece of Motion Literature and it is still hugely enjoyable! The soundtrack is also EXCELLENT, even though you can't buy it; it features great songs which is always a high point for me.
The DVD contains fairly poor extras: A commentary I cannot find on the disk, a featurette on the ballroom dancing between Holmes and Blucas, and a tribute to the composer who sadly passed away during working on the film. But despite the mediocre special features, they are interesting to see and give insight into the production.
My final words for this will be "watch this with an open mind". If you watch it expecting crap, you won't enjoy it. Expect the unexpected and watch this film with an open heart, open mind and a smile.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Wyvernfriend VINE VOICE on 11 Nov. 2007
Format: DVD
This was the perfect movie for the time I saw it, post work, post long week, overstressed and in dire need of something light and fluffy to make my world seem like a better place. At a different time and place the stars would probably been closer to 3 rather than 4.

This is the story of Samantha Mackenzie (Katie Holmes), the President's Daughter (played by Michael Keaton), who decides to go to College in California, to try to experience life and find her place in the world, instead of being a reflection of her father. There are some very poignant moments when her clothing choices are discussed on TV, clothing choices that probably weren't hers in the first place. As she starts to come out of her rigid life she finds herself in love with the RA, learning how to live with her room mate and deal with her security detail.

There are moments where her federal agents are standing there making choices between interfering and non-interference and you can see them struggling with the choice, and that's part of what takes this movie above the usual of this genre. Granted she's shallow, self-centered and very naive about life and love but living in the rarefied atmosphere of the daughter of a career politician that's to be expected somewhat. I also liked the ending where it wasn't all pat, all easy, all wrapped up, but interesting and somewhat realistic.

So if you want a movie as comfort food this is a good choice, if you want something deep, look elsewhere.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 12 Nov. 2005
Format: VHS Tape
A film a bit like a fairy tale. Good family film, with no blood, violence, perversion or explicit sex. A sweet romantic story, nothing heavy. A deft lightness in the direction by Forest Whitaker suited this age old formula of love beginning, possibly lost and then regained. It was nice to see a portrayal of a good father-daughter relationship. Michael Keaton was very believable as a US President and father.
Marc Blucas was excellent as the love interest, and at the moment seems highly under-rated as a actor. He gave some needed clout in the appropriate places. Good chemistry between him and Katie Holmes, who played the female lead.
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By S. symes on 31 Aug. 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
The idea for this film is very similar to Chasing Liberty where the girl (Katie Holmes before she married Tom Cruise) is the first daughter and is very over protective and can't go out on dates without several body guards. When she goes away to college, they come to and ruin her chances of dating and being a normal student. In her attempts to run from the paparazzi she hides in the room of a guy ( who of course is an agent assigned to look after her but she doesn't know it!) They get on really well (or so she thinks) and he helps her run from her body guards and the paps. Eventually she finds out who he is and gets really upset but by then he has fallen in love with her. The ending isn't as good as it could be because although they dance and kiss - he has to be a body guard for her dad and she has to go back to college- they aren't together for ever!!! I did like it though and I thought the acting was good - there was chemistry between the two leads.
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16 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Sol Invictus on 8 Jan. 2006
Format: DVD
Ok, I'll admit it. I love a good chick flick. I adored 'A Cinderella Story', cried like a baby at 'The Prince and Me' and smiled all the way through 'Ella Enchanted'. With my penchant for such films, I went into 'First Daughter' expecting a bit of harmless escapism. What I got was a shallow, prissy excuse for a story with a totally pointless narration and less than believable characters.
Katie Holmes, in my opinion, seriously lacks as an actress. I've seen her in a few parts and find her less than convincing in just about every single one of them. In this performance, her demands for a 'normal college experience' looked forced and get tired very early on, and by the end she just comes across as a selfish, naive brat. To me she was carried by Amerie and Michael Keaton in all the scenes they shared.
A saving grace of the film is Marc Blucas. Whilst his character never really develops or goes anywhere at all, he gives a decent performance, and the heartbreak he shows is almost believable. If nothing the else he's an attractive guy who's just nice to watch.
After watching the film I couldn't bare to sit through the extras. I gather there are things missing from the advertisement, so all in all don't waste your money.
"Chasing Liberty" has a very similar storyline, and whilst fluffy and sweet, is the film that 'First Daughter' wants to be.
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