First Daughter (2004) - Rotten Tomatoes

First Daughter (2004)



Critic Consensus: First Daughter is a bland and charmless fairy tale that fails to rise above the formula.

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A very special student deals with exams, first love, and national security issues in this teen-oriented romantic comedy-drama. Samantha MacKenzie (Katie Holmes) is a seemingly ordinary college freshman with one important exception -- her father happens to be the President of the United States (Michael Keaton). Samantha, however, would prefer to be as inconspicuous as possible as she begins her studies at Redmond University, so she asks a favor of her father -- remove the two Secret Service agents who follow her everywhere, and allow her to fend for herself at school. The president agrees, but out of concern for her safety, he sends in a young undercover agent, James (Marc Blucas), who will pose as the Resident Advisor at her dorm to keep an eye on her. Samantha and James strike up a fast friendship that grows into a romance, but when Samantha discovers the truth about James, she wonders if his love for her is real or just part of his cover. First Daughter was directed by actor-turned-director Forest Whitaker.more
Rating: PG (adult situations)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jessica Bendinger, Kate Kondell, Jerry O'Connell
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 25, 2005
Box Office: $9.0M
20th Century Fox - Official Site


Katie Holmes
as Samantha Mackenzie
Marc Blucas
as James Lansome
Michael Keaton
as President Mackenzie
Margaret Colin
as Melanie Mackenzie
Lela Rochon
as Liz Pappas
Michael Milhoan
as Agent Bock
Amerie Rogers
as Mia Thompson
Dwayne Adway
as Agent Dylan
Hollis Hill
as Agent Colvin
Toby Moore
as Frat Guy #2
Andrew Caple-Shaw
as Agent Dryer
Steve Tom
as Senator Downer
Ken Moreno
as Agent Mercer
Barry Livingston
as Press Secretary
Piper Cochrane
as Communications Direc...
Adam Donshik
as First Lady's Chief o...
Parry Shen
as Rally Leader
Johnny Sneed
as English Professor
Marilyn McIntyre
as Teacher at Party
Freddy Bouciegues
as Dancing Frat Guy
Austin Priester
as Dancing Frat Guy
Scott Hamm
as Frat Guy With Water ...
Katrina Connor
as Sorority Gal #1
Teck Holmes
as Mia's Flame
Sophia Chang
as Sorority Gal #2
Justine Wachsberger
as Passing Student
Andrea Avery
as Linda Patterson
Sheila Shaw
as Health Center Recept...
Ann Ryerson
as Nurse Practitioner
Andy Umberger
as Secret Service Super...
Mane Andrew
as Mia's Visitor
Jeff Michael
as News Reporter
Kent Shocknek
as Contentious Reporter
Maria Quiban
as White House Reporter...
Ted Garcia
as White House Reporter...
Tim Liles
as Reporter on Street
Dan Brinkle
as Caucus Host
Michael-Ann Connor
as Protestor #1
Nicole Avant
as Protestor #2
Brian Andrew Smith
as Guy on Street
Tore Birkedal
as Pizza Guy
Gunther Jensen
as Football Coach
Joan Rivers
as Herself
Jay Leno
as Himself
Sonnet Noel Whitaker
as Laughing Girl
Grecco Buratto
as Band at Frat Party
Sean Householder
as Band at Frat Party
Ed Delmark
as Band at Frat Party
Bryan Kelling
as Band at Frat Party
Enoch Asmuth
as Singer at White Hous...
Drew Harrah
as Singer at White Hous...
Guy Maeda
as Singer at White Hous...
Scott Dicken
as Singer at White Hous...
Oren Waters
as Singer at White Hous...
Tonoccus McClain
as Singer at White Hous...
Tim Davis
as Singer at White Hous...
Bobbi Page
as Singer at White Hous...
Ryan Raddatz
as Frat Guy #1
Marilyn McIntyre
as Teacher at Party
Freddy Bouciegues
as Dancing Frat Guy
Austin Priester
as Dancing Frat Guy
Guy Maeda
as Singer at White Hous...
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Critic Reviews for First Daughter

All Critics (93) | Top Critics (31)

Yet another teen-princess fantasy.

Full Review… | February 27, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

The President's little girl gets a pity party for the second time this election year.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

First Daughter is less amusing than Jenna and Barb at the RNC, and dumb enough to make last January's presidential scion, Mandy Moore, look electable.

Full Review… | September 28, 2004
Village Voice
Top Critic

Very predictable, but tween girls may like it.

Full Review… | December 24, 2010
Common Sense Media

Perhaps the only redeeming factor is that both the President and the First Lady are devoted to their daughter. Otherwise, this film should be impeached.

November 17, 2006
Christianity Today

Sweet but unremarkable, First Daughter is never quite as cute as its star.

Full Review… | August 31, 2006

Audience Reviews for First Daughter

Mush again. Same story, but worse than "Chasing Liberty"

Red Lats

Super Reviewer

Don't really like Katie Holmes as an actress but Marc Blucas was incredibly gorgeous. Made me give the film a full star. Otherwise, it's just a crappy remake of Chasing Liberty which in my opinion was miles better than this film.

Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

Two words.....Marc Blucas ^_^

I forgot what the rest of the film was about.....

Sarah Gaish

Super Reviewer

First Daughter Quotes

Samantha: All I'm saying is that I just wanna be like everybody else.
President Mackenzie: You're not like everybody else, Sami.
– Submitted by Alyssa B (2 years ago)
James: Lucky charm secure.
– Submitted by Alyssa B (2 years ago)
English Professor: At the end of the day the prince is, is what?
Samantha: Just a prince.
– Submitted by Alyssa B (2 years ago)
James: Well?
Samantha: It's disgusting... I love it.
– Submitted by Alyssa B (2 years ago)

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