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First Daughter
Genre: Comedy Drama

Reviewed In Issue 94 (Mar 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Katie Holmes, Marc Blucas, Amerie, Margaret Colin, Lela Rochon Fuqua & Michael Keaton

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 2
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Special Features
Includes audio commentary by stars Katie Holmes, Amerie, and Marc Blucas, a deleted scenes, an extended scene, and a five-minute featurette on the dancing displayed in the movie. On the full-screen side of the DVD, there is a tribute titled Michael Kamen: Remembering The Last Score, highlighting the works of composer Michael Kamen who passed away during production of The First Daughter.S

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2226055
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

Language, Sexual Situations And Alcohol Related Material.
(Retail Price): $27.98
(DVD Type): Dual Side, Single Layer (DVD10)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 105
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2004
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 01/25/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Forest Whitaker
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Samantha Mackenzie (Holmes) had a normal childhood only to be thrown into the limelight when her father (Keaton) became the President of the United States. The only thing she wants is to feel normal again, and The First Daughter is finally getting her college. But first, she

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture exhibits generally pleasing visuals for the lighthearted storytelling. Colors are well balanced, with accurate fleshtones, rich hues, and deep blacks. The picture can be sharp and nicely detailed, though some minor smearing is noticed. Finicky viewers will notice edge enhancement and complain about the pixelization that can be attributed to a lower bit rate (which is often at 3 to 4 Mbps). (Suzanne Hodges)

Surrounds are well-used in this Dolby