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First Daughter 2004

4.2 out of 5 stars (65) 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, Marc Blucas
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, Marc Blucas
Supporting actors Ameriie, Michael Keaton, Margaret Colin, Lela Rochon, Michael Milhoan, Dwayne Adway, Hollis Hill, Ken Moreno, Andrew Caple-Shaw, Alex Avant, Barry Livingston, Piper Cochrane, Adam Donshik, Damon Whitaker, Steve Tom, Peter White, Parry Shen, Johnny Sneed
Studio Twentieth Century Fox
BBFC rating Parental Guidance
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Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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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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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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A fairly reasonable family film. College life is portrayed as parties and 'hooking up' which is a shame.
It has some heart warming moments but nothing too special. I did manage to watch it from beginning to end without looking out the window and that is a good test of a film.

Some language, no sex or nudity though innuendo rears its ugly head, no drug misuse or excessive violence.
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I had heard some bad reviews about this film, so i approached it with lowered expectations, and ended up being pleasantly surprised.

It's not brilliant, but it is a nice, enjoyable, easy to watch movie and Katie Holmes is a great actress and shines in the role.

A pleasant enough way to spend a couple of hours, just don't expect too much and you shouldn't be disappointed.
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I bought this again because someone borrowed mine and never returned it.
Ok it's not going to win an oscar any time soon but it is a cute watch. I loved the concept and the twist which i didn't see coming.
I also thought the ending was realistic.
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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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I enjoyed this film on the telly and really enjoyed being able to watch it as and when I wanted to in the comfort of my own home. The product arrived very quickly and in very good condition. I was very satisfied with my purchase.
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