First Daughter

Synopsis: Samantha Mackenzie loves and supports her parents, US President John Mackenzie and First Lady Melanie Mackenzie, and enjoys the privileges that she has received being the only daughter of the President, but sometimes she wants to be what she considers "normal" which means not having her life scrutinized by the world 24/7. She made the decision to go away to college in California at Redmond University in large part to get away from life at the White House and hopefully assert some independence, this first stint at college coinciding with President Mackenzie's reelection bid for a second term in the White House. As such, he knows that his opponents will exploit whatever they can, including placing even more scrutiny on the family, and having even more threats than usual against them meaning his want for more security. So Sam's college experience is less than normal, being followed by a very visible team of Secret Service agents, who are trained to notice the smallest things that may be o
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Forest Whitaker
Production: 20th Century Fox
Rotten Tomatoes:
106 min

##[Girl Vocalizing]

[ Giggling]

[ Girl Continues Giggling]

[ Man Narrating]

Once upon a time, there was a little girl--

- [ Girl Giggling ]

- just like any other little girl.

- And like most little girls--

- [ Girl] I gotcha!

she loved collecting

beautiful things.

Look it what I have.

Always sharing them

with her friends.

Hel lo.

Come on over and meet

my friends, Hoppers.

She would throw the most amazing tea

parties for her very closest companions.

Mr. Elephant, have you met my daddy?

He's the governor, you know.

- And then it happened.

- [ Man Introducing President ]

You know that awkward

but typical time oflife...

- when you feel like every eye is on you--

- [ Man ] Mackenzie!

Iike you're the main attraction

in a three-ring circus.

That's right.

She became a teenager.

But eventually,

she made it through.

And as she blossomed, she became

more comfortable with herself.

- There she is. Hey, Sam. How you doi ng?

- H i, Dad.

H i, sweetie. I 'd like you to meet--

And like most teenagers,

she enjoyedparties...

- andpizza.

- Enjoy.

- Thanks.

- And like herpeers...

she often felt as ifher every move

was scrutinized.

- Hold it right there.

- Big smile, Sam.

Mom, prom ise me you would never let me

leave the house looking like that.

Never! It looks like she found

Chelsea Clinton's old crimping iron...

and Amy Carter's Sassoons.

It's like a terrorist

got a hold ofher.

I don't know what's going on.

But what doyou think?

What is the worst outfit thatyou have

everseen Samantha wear?

- I'll bet it's gonna be close.

- I bet it is too.

There have been

a lot of lousy outfits.

IfMac is back, get in there

and clean outyourkid's closet.

- [Narrator] But with maturity...

- Thank you.

- [ Speaking French ]

- she was able to look outside herself...

and appreciate the wisdom

ofher elders.

And I 'll tell you something.

Decades in politics give you...

special life skills, Sam.

Like an excellent poker face.

- [Laughs ]

- Not bad, Senator Downer.

- Thankyou for the tip.

- [Laughter]


In short...

- she grew up... happily...

- Good night.

- with the love ofa father...

- Good night, Sam.

- and a mother...

- Seeyou in the morning, sweetheart.

who she thought

were the center ofthe world...

in an old white house...

they called home.

##[ Man Singing Swing ]

Lucky Charm's on site.

- ## [ Continues ]

- Somethi ng wrong with Sam.

[ President ]

Are you sure? It's an election year, remember?

[ First Lady]

She could use a little down time.

Starti ng November 5,

she can have all the down time she needs.

[ Woman ] Mr. and Mrs. LatifMoratee,

President Mackenzie, First Lady...

- Samantha.

- Hello.

- Good to meet you.

- Nice to meet you, Samantha.

- [ Foreign Language ] Please.

- [ Foreign Language ]

This way.

We have press conference

at 9:
00. To Marine One, 9:1 5.

To AirForce One at 1 0:00.

Travel time, four hours, 59 minutes.

Twenty-five minutes

to destination Redmond Univ--

Hold that thought, Liz.

[ Sighs ]

Let's pretend that tomorrow

I'm heading offto college.

- Mm-hmm.

- I grab my bags, which I packed myself.

I throw them into

my adorable collegiate car...

next to my cooler that has a beer hiding

underneath the bologna sandwiches.

My parents cry.

Their only child is growing up and so forth.

And then I do it.

I drive offlike the normal,

run-of-the-mill kid that I am.


Youshouldat least weara ball gown.

Ignorance is bliss.

What can I say?

I say, good night,

normal, boring girl.

And you better hide that beer,

because under the sandwiches--

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Jessica Bendinger

Jessica Bendinger (born November 10, 1966) is an American screenwriter and novelist. She has written several films, including 2000's Bring It On, 2004's First Daughter and 2006's Aquamarine. She was also a writer and creative consultant for Sex and the City, as well as a producer of the 2005 film The Wedding Date, starring Debra Messing. She also wrote and directed Stick It, released in April 2006 as her directorial debut. Bendinger is a former model who worked for designer Stephen Sprouse and appeared on the runway in the film Slaves of New York. She was named by Glamour Magazine as one of Hollywood’s “Most Powerful Women Under 40” in 2005.Bendinger's first novel, The Seven Rays was published in 2009 by Simon & Schuster. The story follows 17-year-old, Beth Michaels, who uncovers elements of the supernatural on her journey of self-discovery. In 2011, the Writers Guild of America filed an injunction against the creators of Bring It On The Musical arguing that Jessica had rights in the licensing of the theater production. "In a complaint..., the Writers Guild of America accused the producers of the movie of exploiting the screenwriter’s rights by producing a new musical based on the story." They said they would allow the "Bring It On" musical to proceed if Jessica is properly credited and compensated.In 2011, Bendinger co-wrote the song "Hurts To Think" on Miranda Lambert’s Four the Record, and "Mostly Grey,” co-written with Emerson Hart, which appears on his 2014 album "Beauty in Disrepair". Awards and acknowledgments : Bendinger was inducted into the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences** (AMPAS) in July 2014. more…

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