What a Girl Wants - (DVD)

Starring Amanda Bynes et al

Write a review


R 56

List Price R 69

i

eB560

Discovery Miles  560

Shipped in 5 to 7 working days

When do I get it?

Prepaid codes are delivered to you via email as soon as payment has been approved.

When do I get it?

Once payment has been approved, purchased eBooks are added to your Digital Library, ready for you to download.

When do I get it?

Gift vouchers are delivered via email to the recipient as soon as payment has been approved.

Of course you want to know — When do I get it?


We strive at all times to get it to you on time but here are some indications:

If we say In Stock, we dispatch within the time frame of the shipping plan you selected.

If we say In Stock (You can also collect in cpt), the stock is available from our Cape Town warehouse and you can collect as soon as your “ready to collect” mail has been received.

If we say dispatched between X and Y days then it takes X to Y days to receive from a supplier and it will then be with you within the time frame of the shipping plan you selected.

If we say Pre-order it means that your item will be dispatched to you on the day it's released and arrive with the time span of the shipping plan you chose.

And then there's the Weekend. In order to receive goods on the weekend, select our weekend delivery option when checking out.


Eligible for Cash on Delivery. Learn more

Hassle-Free Exchanges & Returns for 30 Days. Learn more

Hassle-Free Exchanges & Returns for 30 Days


Returns

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, simply return the items to us in their original condition and packaging within 30 days of receipt and we will issue a credit which can be used to place a new order.

Exchanges (Fashion, sportswear and shoes only)

Wrong size? Don't quite like the colour? You can exchange your purchased item for a different size and/or colour up to 30 days from the day you received it, completely free of charge.

The item must be unworn and unused (other than trials) with the original tags still attached. Packaging should be returned in an undamaged condition with the item

When does this policy not apply?

If the item is:
  • older than 30 days
  • opened, unsealed, used or missing any accessories
  • a digital product such as an eBook, electronic voucher, gaming code or other digital download;
  • an audio or video recording or computer software that has been unsealed;
  • a newspaper, periodical or magazine;
  • a foodstuff, beverage, or other product intended for everyday consumption;
  • a nursing or maternity product that has been unsealed, including (but not limited to) breast pumps, bottles, formula, maternity underwear, nappies and wipes;
  • a beauty product or fragrance which has been used; or
  • a product which has been personalised for you or made to your specifications.

Find out more about Exchanges & Returns


Loading...
Categories
ComedyFamilyAdventureRomanceMovies
FPB certification number
EF7/2011/1095
Number of Discs
1
Format
DVD
TV System
PAL
Country
South Africa
Region
  1. 2
Barcode
6003805031624
Running Time
101
FPB Rating
PG
Directors
  1. Dennie Gordon
Studio
Warner
Year
2003
Title
What a Girl Wants - (DVD)
Actors
  1. Amanda Bynes
  2. Colin Firth
  3. Kelly Preston
Bundle deals expire when stock runs out. T&Cs apply

Steve, . 5 December 2003

WHAT A GIRL WANTS
A film review by Steve Rhodes
Copyright 2003 Steve Rhodes
RATING (0 TO ****): ** 1/2
WHAT A GIRL WANTS has actors with more charisma than its lackluster script deserves. BIG FAT LIAR's Amanda Bynes plays Daphne Reynolds, a spunky and likeable 17-year-old. Director Dennie Gordon (JOE DIRT) has her falling whenever possible, which is often. A real trooper, Bynes keeps on smiling through pratfall after pratfall. If the director wants slapstick, she'll do her best to do whatever is asked of her. Watching her is a mixture of respect for her courage under fire and embarrassment that they wasted such a talented young actress.

If you feel like you've seen her character before, Sandra Dee played the part in THE RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE in 1958. Both films are based on a play by William Douglas Home.

It falls to Colin Firth (BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY), as Lord Henry Dashwood, to try to save the movie with his grace and style. As always, he is magnificent, but saving this film isn't really possible.

Daphne is the American daughter that Henry never knew he had. When she comes for a visit, he is shocked but quickly integrates her into his plans for the summer, which include his running for government office in Britain. Of course, she's a rambunctious teenager not used to reserved British sophistication. In the movie's only decent line, Henry's mother (Eileen Atkins) explains to Daphne, "No hugs dear. I'm British. We only show affection to dogs and horses."

More typical of the fake dialog is the wacky affirmation of affection that passes between Daphne and her mother, Libby (Kelly Preston). "I love you a million Swedish fish," says the mom. "I love you a million red M&Ms," replies the daughter. Ugh.

The story becomes something of a Cinderella story, complete with an evil step-sister, played lamely by Christina Cole. When you see the movie's big dance number, you'll get a déjà vu feeling since it is very similar to the one in the just released HEAD OF STATE. The story's low point occurs in the last act, when it awkwardly and unconvincingly tries to shift gears to serious and melancholic.

If you can just ignore the clunky picture that they are stuck in and watch Bynes and Firth at work, you may still have a good time. They do try to make the very best of a bad situation. Just try to imagine what they could have done with material worthy of them.

WHAT A GIRL WANTS runs 1:44. It is rated PG for "mild language" and would be acceptable for all ages.

My son Jeffrey, almost 14, gave it ***. He likened the film to THE PRINCESS DIARIES, a film he once had on an infinite loop in his room. He especially liked Bynes's acting.

Antoinette, ROTHDENE. 30 July 2009

definitely worth watching & keeping - for the whole family (it's a modern cinderella story) - for those who are desperate to see decent, funfilled good movies and don't want to worry about sex, violence, swearing etc.

Tony, South Africa. 10 August 2016

A very good and enjoyable movie

Region details

DVD Region 2

Region 2 - Europe (except Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus), Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland, French Overseas departments and territories.

R 56

Shop by Department