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Still shot from the movie: First Daughter.

First Daughter

Katie Holmes plays Samantha Mackenzie, a girl who loves her parents, but is dying to have a "normal" college experience even if her father (Michael Keaton) is the President of the USA. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: B
Sexual Content: B-
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 106
Theater Release: 23 Sep 2004
Video Release: 24 Jan 2005
MPAA Rating: PG
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

In the movie, Sam complains she never had a choice about being a prominent personality. Have your parents ever made decisions that have directly affect the way you live? How can you accommodate those choices and still reach for your own goals and dreams?

Would you want to be in the limelight like Sam? What are some of the good and bad things about being a celebrity? What responsibilities would you have to assume, especially if your father or mother was a political leader?

This story has some obvious real life inspiration. How have the actions of President Bush’s daughters affected his image? Do you think it’s fair that we judge a person by what their children do? How could your actions affect your parents’ reputation or image? Does it matter?

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