First Daughter 2004

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(35) IMDb 4.9/10
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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

Available in HD on supported devices

First Daughter

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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)

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Kelvin MacGregor on 18 Jun 2005
Format: DVD
Reminiscent of Roman Holiday with Dawson's Creek star Katie Holmes playing the "princess" sneaking out of the palace for a bit of fun. Okay, she's the US President's daughter leaving the White House and isn't going incognito like Audrey Hepburn - but under the full glare of the media spotlight. This has obviously been inspired by Chelsea Clinton's much-publicised time at college, with burly big secret service agents always on tow to protect the Prez's little girl which becomes a predictable running gag throughout the movie.
What starts out as a teen movie with a lippy black girlie sidekick sharing a dorm room with daddy's girl and plenty of frat jokes and pumping soundtrack soon settles down in to a charming Princess Diaries type family film that will appeal to everyone who likes fun romantic comedies. A neat plot twist (which I won't give away) puts a clever spin on the love story and heightens the tension of this charming little film.
Katie Holmes, as always, is a delight to watch. Director Forest Whitaker does a great job and watch out for his brief cameo appearance as a presidential aide on board Air Force One (he also narrates the story). Michael Keaton seems a bit cold and distant at first as the Prez but soon loses his stuffiness and you warm to him by the end of the movie.
Some great extras with deleted scenes and two features - Katies Holmes and love interest Marc Blucas being put through their paces as they learn ballroom dancing, and a tribute to composer Michael Kamen who died during the production but left a haunting fairytale theme tune that makes the film sparkle.
One sour note, though: according to the Special Features Information on the sleeve there is supposed to be an actor's and director's commentary but it is NOT on the DVD and leaves you feeling a little short changed. So only four stars for what is a five star movie.
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19 of 21 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Hippach on 15 Dec 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This is the worst film I have ever seen. The story line is week and boring and the relationship between the daughter and the father is creepy. Awful awful awful.
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1 of 1 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 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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