First Daughter

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First Daughter has given us an inside look at how being famous can limit our options. This movie will leave you feeling appreciative of the life you have and how the grass always seems greener on the other side. Starring in this amazing and heartwarming film is Katie Holmes as Samantha Mackenzie, the presidents daughter, Michael Keaton as the president, and Marc Blucas as a college student who helps Samantha experience life as a normal college student. Samantha Mackenzie has always been in the spot light of society. Growing up she has always had to watch what she says or does in the public eye because it could negatively affect her families future. With this being said she hasn't had the normal childhood experiences that most of us remember. To know the true meaning of friendship would mean you had to have a true friend. With her always being famous she has never known anyone who has truly been her friend. Her father becomes president and she becomes imprisoned with her life in the white house. Old enough for college, she decides to attend a college away from home and everything she knows, to have a normal college experience. Her father agrees, but secret service must accompany her at all times. This makes blending in and being normal difficult. Students are always staring and taking pictures because she is so famous and sticks out like a sore thumb. The public still watches her every move and she must behave the way society expects her to. This is where Marc Blucas played as James comes into the picture. He’s in charge of her dorm and helps her escape the media that has camped outside her building. Disguised as a normal college student, she and James sneak right passed the reporters and head into town for an ordinary day of fun. James realizes how normal she really is and how much she has missed out on because of her life style that was chosen for her. They…...

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