YMMV / What a Girl Wants

  • Adaptation Displacement: Based on the 1958 film The Reluctant Debutante.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: "I don't give a FLYING FART IN SPACE..." coming from Colin Firth. That's a far stretch from Mr. Darcy...
  • Unintentionally Sympathetic: Daphne's Abhorrent Admirer. She asked him to kiss her while smiling sweetly, at which point he leant in to kiss her and she threw him into the lake they were standing next to while yelling at him for trying to give her the kiss she just asked for.
  • Unintentionally Unsympathetic: We're supposed to think that Lord Dashwood asking Daphne to tone down her behaviour when cameras are about is wrong and that Daphne should be allowed to act as wild as she likes, but his requests come across as fairly reasonable when she does things like destroy priceless chandeliers and throw men into lakes in fits of rage.
    • Also, Daphne's Love Interest, Ian. We're supposed to sympathize with him when he's disgusted by how different she's acting, even though she double-booked their date by accident, and she can't drop the other commitment because it would reflect badly on her and her father, who she's trying to cultivate a relationship with. He doesn't give her even a moment to explain any of this, nor even try to understand how important this is to her, before leaving in a huff; and he even rebuffs her when she tries to talk to him about it later.
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