First Daughter

First Daughter

Forest Whitaker (2004)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Dawson's Creek star Katie Holmes has struggled to translate her TV popularity to the big screen and this tepid romantic comedy didn't help. She plays the dutiful daughter of the US president (Michael Keaton), but is looking forward to asserting her independence when she goes to college. The ever-present Secret Service and tabloid reporters make life difficult, but things start to look up when she falls for fellow student Marc Blucas. However, he may not be all that he seems. The direction here by Forest Whitaker (who also narrates) is proficient enough, but what starts off as a fairy-tale romp gets drearily serious midway through. A touch of Animal House-style tastelessness would have made this a lot more fun.


The daughter of the US president is determined to lead a normal life and manages to persuade him to let her enrol at college as a normal student. However, she is unaware her father has hired a young special agent to go undercover at the same college - which creates a dilemma when she falls in love with him. Romantic comedy, starring Katie Holmes, Marc Blucas, Michael Keaton and Amerie.

Cast & Crew

Samantha Mackenzie Katie Holmes
James Lamson Marc Blucas
Mia Amerie Rogers
President John Mackenzie Michael Keaton
Melanie Mackenzie Margaret Colin
Liz Pappas Lela Rochon
Agent Bock Michael Milhoan
Agent Dylan Dwayne Adway
Narrator Forest Whitaker
Director Forest Whitaker
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century FoxAvailable on: video and DVDReleased on: 11 Feb 2005
Comedy Drama