OK, so What a Girl Wants is no Citizen Kane. No one is studying the cinematography in grad school. But it did pretty great at the box office. And, no shame, we've got it on DVD. Who can't relate to the All-American girl, Daphne? She's outgoing, awkward, and willing to hop on a plane to fly across the ocean to meet her absent father, who happens to be a pretty big deal politically and running for a seat in the House of Commons. All of which Bynes plays without a sweat.
Still don't buy into this Amanda Bynes flick? Here's the pitch: illegitimate children, political scandal, a teenage girl caught in the middle of it all. Yeah, we know we just sold you. —TA