Category: Best Actress
Strongest Competition: Bette Midler, &quo...
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Category: Best Actress Year: 1979 Strongest Competition: Bette Midler, &quo...
Type: Event | Date: Monday, Sep 30, 2013
Featuring guests Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zach De La Rocha, The Lonely Island, and more
Type: Gallery | Date: Sunday, Jan 12, 2014
For two years in a row, super-pals Fey and Poehler (who also picked up a trop...
Type: Post | Date: Sunday, Jan 12, 2014
Tina & Amy host the big night for movies and TV
Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Dec 19, 2013
A year so deep that even a top 20 (or 25) leaves some great things out
Type: Gallery | Date: Monday, Dec 16, 2013
Scott Cooper's follow-up to his 2009 debut "Crazy Heart" took some ...
Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Dec 12, 2013
But don't look for 'Frozen,' 'Nebraska' or 'The Lone Ranger'
Type: Article | Date: Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013
'Planet of the Apes'' Toby Kebbell and 'Vikings'' Travis Fimmel also in talks
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Patton Oswalt guests as an annoying fire marshal
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Loosely based on the 1958 comedy The Reluctant Debutante starring Sandra Dee, the family-friendly comedy What a Girl Wants features popular Nickelodeon teen star Amanda Bynes in her first feature-starring performance after her debut in Big Fat Liar. She plays teenager Daphne Reynolds, who lives in New York City with her musician mother, Libby (Kelly Preston). After she turns 17, Daphne is undecided about her future, so she takes off by herself to London in search of her father. She immediately meets cute musician Ian (Oliver James) before sneaking in to her father's estate to surprise him. He turns out to be Lord Henry Dashwood (Colin Firth), a fabulously wealthy aristocrat who doesn't even know that she exists. He had met her mother in Morocco and the two were married in a tribal ceremony. Upon their return to England, she left him and went back to the U.S. without ever revealing that she was pregnant. The uptight Henry is already flustered by his campaign for election, advised by doting aide Alistair Payne (Jonathan Pryce). His no-nonsense fiancÃ©e, Glynnis (Anna Chancellor), and her bratty daughter, Clarissa (Christina Cole), are threatened by Daphne's presence, thinking that she will hurt Henry's political aspirations by causing a scandal. However, the family matriarch (Eileen Atkins) takes a liking to her and she soon finds herself trying to liven things up at several stuffy aristocratic parties. Meanwhile, the evil Glynnis and Clarissa conspire against her by trying to sabotage her appearance, leading up to the conclusion at Daphne's very own coming-out party. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, All Movie Guide