What a Girl Wants


1h 44m 2003

Brief Synopsis

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 despite her remarkable promise, Daphne feels incomplete. She

Film Details

Also Known As
Allt en tjej vill ha, American Girl, London Calling, Reluctant Debutante, The
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m

Synopsis

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 despite her remarkable promise, Daphne feels incomplete. She dreams of one day meeting the father she's never known, the man Libby shared a whirlwind romance with seventeen years ago, but ultimately left behind because his aristocratic family found her unsuitable. Determined to live out her fantasy of forging a storybook relationship with her long-absent dad, Daphne impulsively hops a flight to London, where she quickly discovers that her father is high profile politician Lord Henry Dashwood. When Henry opens his life and his social calendar to the daughter he never knew existed, Daphne's appearance in high society creates an uproar that threatens to undermine his political career. Not wanting to jeopardize his campaign for an upcoming election, Daphne stifles her naturally vibrant personality, refashions herself as a proper debutante and plunges into a whirlwind of stuffy British social events. But even with Henry's support, she's not getting any help from his conniving fiancée or her jealous daughter, who are bent on ruining Daphne at every turn. With the aid of Ian, a charming and society-savvy local musician, Daphne attempts to prove that love--and proper etiquette--can conquer all. But Daphne soon realizes she doesn't like the person she's becoming in the process. As much as she wants to be her father's daughter, it's not worth it if she can't be herself.

Crew

Matt Acheson

Song Performer

Andy Adigun

Coach

Sezen Aksu

Song

Jason Alexander

Music Supervisor

Jonathan Allen

Music Scoring Mixer

Mik Allen

Assistant Camera

Rebecca Alleway

Set Decorator

Brett Anderson

Song

Marc Atherfold

Assistant Camera

John Atkins

Transportation Coordinator

Lorne Balfe

Original Music

David Barker

Carpenter

Paul Barry

Song

Debra Baum

Music Supervisor

Jessica Bendinger

Screenplay (Uncredited)

Jessica Bendinger

Other

Les Benson

Propman

Jenny Bicks

Screenplay

Paula Boram

Foley Artist

Richard Bradshaw

Stunts

Vicki Bradshaw

Assistant

Michelle Branch

Song Performer

Michelle Branch

Song

Veronica Brebner

Hair

Veronica Brebner

Makeup

Kitty Broadhurst

Production Assistant

Meredith Brooks

Song

Meredith Brooks

Song Performer

James Broom

Accounting Assistant

Jeffrey Broom

Production Accountant

Deanna Brown

Song

Deirdra Brown

Song

Yamma Brown

Song

Jeffrey Bruce

Accounting Assistant

Gareth Bull

Foley Mixer

Luciana Caporaso

Song

Michael Carlin

Production Designer

Michael Carr

Consultant

Nick Carter

Song

Michael Andrew Carthy

Song

Torrance Castellano

Song

Elizabeth Chandler

Screenplay

Colin Charles

Sound Mixer

Charlotte Child

Wardrobe

Chris Clarke

Assistant Camera

Roy Clarke

Transportation Captain

Del Clayton

Advisor

Marlon Cole

Props

Frank Connor

Photography

Toby Cook

Assistant

George Cottle

Stunts

Felicity Cottrell

Foley Artist

David Cozens

Assistant Camera

Annie Crawford

Costume Supervisor

Francesca Crowder

Hairdresser

Shay Cunliffe

Costume Designer

Matt Curtis

Titles

Jo Dale

Assistant Editor

Elizabeth Dann

Wardrobe

Sir Edward Dashwood

Consultant

Lady Dashwood

Consultant

Nick Daubeny

Location Manager

Craig David

Song Performer

Craig David

Song

Karen Dawson

Makeup Artist

Kelly Dent

Stunts

Rick Derringer

Song

Rick Derringer

Song Performer

William Dodds

Assistant Director

Gary Dodkin

Boom Operator

Simon Downes

Assistant Director

Mike Dowson

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Andrew Dunn

Director Of Photography

Andrew Dunn

Dp/Cinematographer

Jake Edmonds

Coordinator

Nigel Egerton

Assistant Costume Designer

Katherine Ellis

Song Performer

Mark Evans

Rigging Gaffer

Bradley Farmer

Stunts

Maureen Poon Fear

Assistant

Richard Field

Assistant Art Director

Dorothy Fields

Song

Nancy A. Flint

Tutor

Maya Ford

Song

Willa Ford

Song Performer

Sarah Franzl

Stunts

Alan Freeman

Adr Mixer

Jen Gasson

Coordinator

Jen Gasson

Assistant

E.k. Gaylord

Executive Producer

Bill Gerber

Producer

Andy Godbold

Stunts

Mark Godleman

Rigging Grip

Lara Golder

Assistant

Alison Greenspan

Executive Producer

John Gregory

Song

John Gregory

Song Performer

Rupert Gregson-williams

Music

Rupert Gregson-williams

Original Music

Matt Grimes

Supervising Sound Editor

Mark Gudgin

Sound

Tim Hands

Adr Editor

Louis Hardin

Song

Giles Harding

Production Assistant

Simon Harding

Camera Operator

Simon Harding

Steadicam Operator

Sophie Harding

Production Assistant

Steven Harding

Unit Production Manager

Steven Harding

Coproducer

Dee Harrop

Stunts

Steve Harvey

Assistant Location Manager

Carey-leah Havrilko

Assistant

Alistair Hawkins

Sound Editor

Topper Headon

Song

Kathy Heaser

Art Assistant

John Henry

Song

Trevor Henry

Song

Paul Herbert

Stunt Coordinator

Robin Higgs

Location Manager

Mildred Hill

Song

Patty Hill

Song

Mark Holmes

Wardrobe

William Douglas Home

Source Material

Pat Honan

Production

Phil Hounam

Location Manager

Jamie Houston

Song

Martin Hume

Camera Operator

Emily Hunt

Production Coordinator

Peter Hunt

Color Timer

Malcolm Huse

Key Grip

Nick Hussey

Production Assistant

Amy Irvine

Production Assistant

O'kelley Isley

Song

Ronald Isley

Song

Rudolph Isley

Song

Juliette Jaimes

Song

Oliver James

Song Performer

Annabel Jardella

Makeup Artist

Marianne Jenkins

Unit Manager

Marianne Jenkins

Post-Production Supervisor

Henrik Jomback

Song

Mick Jones

Song

Christian Karlsson

Song

Stuart Kearns

Assistant Art Director

Jennifer Kelly

Assistant

Jerome Kern

Song

Aileen Kiernan

Assistant

Brian Kierulf

Song

Alastair King

Music Conductor

Alastair King

Original Music

Lisa-kim Ling Kuan

Accounting Assistant

Casey La Scala

Executive Producer

Heather Leat

Key Costumer

Steve Lee

Song

Ian Lefeuvre

Song Performer

Ian Lefeuvre

Song

Ailbhe Lemass

Makeup Artist

Coralie Lew

Art Assistant

Tony Lewis

Music Editor

Andy Long

Gaffer

Hunt Lowry

Producer

Tony Lucken

Stunts

Tom Lucy

Stunts

Emma Mac

Stunts

Sue Mackenzie

Wardrobe

Maria Maggenti

Screenplay (Uncredited)

Maria Maggenti

Other

Ameneh Mahloudji

Makeup

Anthony Marshall

Song

Charles Mcclelland

Editor

Philip Mcdonald

Property Master

Stephen Mcdonald

Propman

Harry Metcalfe

Construction Manager

Deborah Miles

Casting Assistant

Leslie Mills

Song

Leslie Mills

Song Performer

Abra Moore

Song

Van Morrison

Song

Lebo Motjuoadi

Assistant Production Coordinator

Michael Murray

Assistant Director

Neil Murrum

Props

Tom Nichols

Song

Rick Nowels

Song

Russell O'connor

Crane Grip

Mike O'farrell

Caterer

Mike O'farrell

Craft Service

Paula Oehlers

Medic

Peter Pedrero

Stunts

Shelly Peiken

Song

Chris Pelcer

Song

Gilly Poole

Casting

Greg Powell

Stunt Coordinator

Dominic Preece

Stunts

Kelly Preston

Song Performer

Miles Proudfoot

Assistant Camera

Mickey Pugh

Props

Brian Rawling

Music Producer

Peter Rawlinson

Assistant

Eddie Raymond

Assistant Director

Michael Redfern

Foley Editor

Film Details

Also Known As
Allt en tjej vill ha, American Girl, London Calling, Reluctant Debutante, The
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring April 4, 2003

Released in United States on Video August 5, 2003

Remake of "The Reluctant Debutante" (USA/1958) directed by Vincent Minnelli and starring Sandra Dee and Rex Harrison.

Damon Santostefano was previously attached to direct.

Released in United States Spring April 4, 2003

Released in United States on Video August 5, 2003