This movie purports to be a remake of the play the Reluctant Debutante, rather than a remake of the 1958 movie, and I can see why. Very little remains of the 1958 plot. This was clearly developed as a vehicle for Amanda Bynes and she does her Amanda Bynes best, as does Colin Firth,* but nothing is going to save this mediocre movie.**
Cost: $2.99 (I could have watched it for free on some site called bmovies, but I feel less okay about finding free versions of movies from this century.
Where watched: on my computer.***
*Apparently, there was a time in Hollywood when Amanda Bynes got top credit and Colin Firth wasn’t even mentioned on the poster.
**I do always appreciate a sighting of Anna Chancellor, whom I first encountered in Four Weddings and a Funeral.
***This will probably be the last movie watched on my desktop computer. I bought us a brand new TV the next morning on Black Friday.
poster from: http://www.impawards.com/2003/what_a_girl_wants.html