Despite the random romantic rendezvous
between a hippie musician (Kelly
Preston) and a clean-cut aristocrat in the
Moroccan desert, this formulaic film plays
like a cheesy situation comedy with Colin
Firth as a British Bob Saget and Amanda
Bynes as the sugar-coated Olsen sisters.
After this African affair, the two lovers are
forced to go their separate ways by their
disapproving elitist parents worried about
their own sacred social standings and
their sons precious political career.
However, 17 years later, a
rough-around-the-edges love child
(Bynes) tracks down her unsuspecting
long-lost family and disrupts their tea and
crumpets. The evil step-sister with her
prim and proper superiority complex right
out of Cinderella is sure to put the
American girl in her place, but the all-too-
perky teen steals high class hearts with
some skeet shooting, a midnight snack
of Coco Pops and her plastered on grin.
Anyone over the age of 15 will be utterly
bored by director Dennie Gordons
predictable teen flick, while fans who
know Bynes from her Nickelodeon TV
show will go along for the slow and
steady ride to see what it is the girl wants.