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First Daughter

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Very predictable, but tween girls may like it.

Movie PG 2004 90 minutes
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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

This is a light hearted funny movie that tweens and teens will love. It portrays the romance between the first daughter and her college sweet heart who is revealed to be her secret service agent. There is some kissing, and references to sex made by the first daughters roommate when the room mate has a boyfriend over. The first daughter gets drunk in one scene and dances on a table to make the secret service guy jealous. (Under age drinking). Over all there are a lot of funny moments and situations that the first daughter gets herself into. It is a pro America, family first, kind of movie. It lacks any woke representation elements that are common with movies released more recently.

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First Daughter is right off the conveyer belt. It's numbingly predictable due to a screenplay straight from the "how to write a script" formula book, which may be forgivable, but it is also thuddingly dull due to performances and direction that lack energy and commitment, which is not.

Holmes has shown herself to be a fine actress in The Ice Storm and Wonder Boys, but she seems a bit lost here. The movie feels more like product than story and will appeal primarily to middle school girls, who will enjoy the princess-y romance and won't mind that they deserve much better.

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