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      First Daughter

      PG Released Sep 24, 2004 1 hr. 45 min. Romance Comedy List
      8% 86 Reviews Tomatometer 42% 50,000+ Ratings Audience Score Samantha MacKenzie (Katie Holmes), the daughter of the president of the United States (Michael Keaton), arrives at college with a group of Secret Service agents. Samantha, however, resents their presence and decides she wants to attend school just like a normal student. Her father agrees to recall the agents but secretly assigns James (Marc Blucas), an undercover agent, to pose as a student. They fall in love, but their romance is jeopardized when Samantha learns James' true identity. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jul 11 Buy Now

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      First Daughter is a bland and charmless fairy tale that fails to rise above the formula.

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      J. M Ugh Katie Holmes is a terrible actress. I never really watched her in anything before. Between the voice and the bad acting . . . no, thank you. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/24 Full Review Breno G Special Effects: 0,5/Sound Effects: 0,5/Acting: 0,5/Story: 0,5 Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/23/24 Full Review Hilife Health Care r Lots of world wide negative reviews. I loved this movie, Katie Holmes was terrific and the movie flowed nicely. Ok friend 5 Stars from me. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/03/24 Full Review Maybe M This film is perfect for young teenagers as it is a cute chick flick. However the beginning of the film feels rushed and choppy. Thankfully Holmes's personality rings a nice light to the movie and keeps you interested in the film. It is a feel good/happy film with a pleasant but predictable ending. I would recommend this film if you want something easy to watch and relax. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 10/12/23 Full Review Danula B First Daughter (2004) takes us on a journey through the life of Samantha Mackenzie (Katie Holmes), the President's daughter, as she navigates the challenges of love, friendship, and her identity in the public eye. Directed by Forest Whitaker, this film is a typical rom-com that offers a fair amount of charm and entertainment, making it suitable for a chill-out session when you're looking for a relaxed movie night. While it may not boast an exceptional storyline or groundbreaking performances, First Daughter manages to find its niche as a comfortable, feel-good flick. The plot might not be the most brilliant or original, but it carries a familiar vibe that many rom-com enthusiasts will appreciate. It follows the classic trope of a young woman searching for her true self amidst the pressures of her privileged upbringing and societal expectations. Katie Holmes does a commendable job as Samantha, portraying the struggles of a First Daughter yearning for independence and love with sincerity. Though her performance may not be award-winning, it fits well within the context of the movie and maintains a consistent level of engagement throughout. Supporting actors, including Marc Blucas as love interest James Lansome and Michael Keaton as the President, also deliver solid performances, contributing to the overall likability of the film. First Daughter's charm lies in its ability to whisk the audience away into a world of privilege, romance, and light-hearted humor. The film may not challenge your intellect or evoke intense emotions, but that's not its purpose. It serves as a pleasant escape for those seeking a simple and easygoing watch without too much complexity. If you're in the mood for an undemanding and sweet rom-com that can be enjoyed during your free time, First Daughter could be the perfect choice. It doesn't strive to be a masterpiece, but it succeeds in delivering its intended entertainment value with a dose of typical rom-com flair. Whether you're a fan of Katie Holmes or simply looking for a movie to unwind with, First Daughter provides a breezy option for a laid-back movie night. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 08/01/23 Full Review Kate S Actually, we very much enjoyed this movie, contrary to some of the ratings. It is fun, wholesome, and not too heavy. The actors were well chosen for the characters. Perfect get away from the tumultuous world news. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 07/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Nell Minow Common Sense Media Very predictable, but tween girls may like it. Rated: 2/5 Dec 24, 2010 Full Review J. R. Jones Chicago Reader Yet another teen-princess fantasy. Feb 27, 2007 Full Review Time Out The President's little girl gets a pity party for the second time this election year. Jun 24, 2006 Full Review Joe Lipsett Hazel & Katniss & Harry & Starr Podcast Sam isn't a character, which doesn't leave Katie Holmes much to do. The romance with Blucas' secret service agent isn't interesting and the narrative seems stuck on repeat. Plus: there's some weird sexual chemistry between the President and First Daughter Rated: 2/5 Sep 19, 2023 Full Review Jim Lane Sacramento News & Review Rated: 1/5 Aug 7, 2008 Full Review Mary Lasse Christianity Today 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. Rated: .5/4 Nov 17, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Samantha MacKenzie (Katie Holmes), the daughter of the president of the United States (Michael Keaton), arrives at college with a group of Secret Service agents. Samantha, however, resents their presence and decides she wants to attend school just like a normal student. Her father agrees to recall the agents but secretly assigns James (Marc Blucas), an undercover agent, to pose as a student. They fall in love, but their romance is jeopardized when Samantha learns James' true identity.
      Director
      Forest Whitaker
      Executive Producer
      Jeffrey Downer, Jerry O'Connell, Forest Whitaker, Arnon Milchan
      Screenwriter
      Jessica Bendinger, Jerry O'Connell, Kate Kondell
      Distributor
      20th Century Fox
      Production Co
      New Regency Pictures, Regency Enterprises, Karz Entertainment
      Rating
      PG (Language|Alcohol-Related Materials|Sexual Situations)
      Genre
      Romance, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 24, 2004, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 1, 2013
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $9.1M
      Sound Mix
      Dolby SRD, DTS, Surround
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.37:1)
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