Bynes, Colin Firth, Kelly Preston, Jonathan Pryce, Eileen
Screenwriter: Jenny Bicks, Elizabeth Chandler
is a 19 year old gal from New York goes to England in
search of her father. Why? Because he does not know
he had a child with an American girlfriend he met while
working in Morocco, and whose aristocratic family did
not approve of the woman. Raised by her mother (Preston),
a professional singer, her long-lost British father
(Firth) is part of a very hoity-toity British aristocratic
social circle. Once she gets there, however, it doesn't
take long before her hip American lifestyle disrupts
his entire life. Can she find a balance in the relationship
between her two parents, find her own piece of mind,
and along the way, possibly fall in love as well? Perhaps
most importantly, does she have a chance at being the
Debutante of the Year?
take on Cinderella which puts this movie clearly in
the fantasy sights of the young chick flickers. And
though it's not supposed to be a direct remake, this
movie is inspired by the 1958 film, 'The Reluctant Debutante',
directed by Vincente Minnelli (Liza with a Zee's dad).
As we know, the Yanks stereotypical English family are
either a bunch of illiterate but lovable cockneys with
bad teeth - or a bunch of cold, sexually repressed and
insufferable Aristos... with bad teeth. Guess which
lot will appear here?
Amanda Byrnes wants is peace in our time apparently.
(PLEASE NOTE: THE STUDIO HAS WITHDRAWN THIS PHOTO.)