Chasing Liberty (2004) - Comedy, Romance

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Anna wants to be like other girls her age (18): date a guy etc. but she's the US president's daughter and always guarded. In Prague he breaks his promise of only 2 agents following her to a concert and she runs away with Ben to see Europe.

IMDB: 6.1
Director: Andy Cadiff
Stars: Mandy Moore, Matthew Goode
Length: 111 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 24 out of 130 found boring (18.46%)

One-line Reviews (83)

Coming of Age in First Family-Chasing Liberty ***1/2 .

Mark Harmon, as the President, gives his usual wooden performance, which is the worst part of this otherwise entertaining film, worth an hour and a half of your time on a very slow day.

The dialogue is snappy, romantic, emotive, its perfect.

ho hum .

Another stunning performance by Moore .

overall: the actors are decent, but this is still bland, unfunny, and lame.

0/10 Worst Movie Ever .

Because we are boring to look serious movie all the time, we need something that can relax us like this film.

Gondola ridings ,train rides and instant kissings are somehow superfluous and unnecessary and often boring and the movie's not having any gotcha moments degrades it's quality .

All this, plus many other positive aspects, leads me to believe that despite the less than shining reviews it has gotten, this is still the perfect feel-good and completely romantic chick flick I've seen in awhile and I highly recommend it for anyone looking for something fun and easy to watch.

The situations in the movie are quite contrived and makes you feel as if you are watching a bollywood movie.

Matthew Goode in his breakout performance is far more charming, showing off a relaxed, witty presence that make his character well worth watching (and if his performance isn't enough, his looks should be!

The locations the director chose are stunning- mainly Prague and Venice.

Not surprisingly, this is a pretty predictable movie.


Mandy Moore was stunning, as were her co-stars in particular Jeremy Piven, and Annabella Sciorra as the secret service agents assigned to her.

I'll admit that he's better than your typical teenage movie pretty boy, but what's up with his perpetual expression of confusion?

The story is predictable and bland with only the subplot bits adding adult interest.

The whole film was just very dull and pointless.

Matthew Goode who is ordered to spy on Anna is stunning in this film, I can see his future in acting being a good one.

Boring and predictable with an unbelievable premise and a lead female character so selfish and spoiled I wanted to smack her.

There are some enjoyable subplots with the second set of agents and the travelling Brit.

The whole thing is pretty generic and predictable.

It is predictable, there is no chemistry between the lead actors and the acting is just simply terrible and unbelievable.

Good music, especially Who Needs by Jason Mraz and good locales make the movie worth watching.

took way too long) I thought some parts were adorable, and very well acted.

Predictable teen movie with an unlikable lead .

It was a sweet movie, exactly what you'd expect it to be, but entertaining for a couple of hours.

Second, the story line was pathetically contrived.

entertaining "brain fluff" chicky flick .

Mandy Moor is a decent actress but here she's completely dull.

predictable, unconvincing, and not very well acted out, sort of a stay in your own backyard lesson.

And it was about as predictable a film as I've seen.

Jeremy Piven and Annabella Sciorra play Anna's bodyguards who have to chase Anna around Europe, and oddly enough, their scenes and interactions with each other are way more entertaining and interesting than what's going on with Anna and Ben.

Brainless, but cute and entertaining .

It's a waste of time.

Formulaic, perhaps.

THE GIST:This is a Romantic Comedy that contains a predictable romance plot and is only occasionally funny.

Entertaining teen flick about the daughter of the President of the USA.

The story here is nice, even if it sounds classical sometimes, it's funny and entertaining...

The ending was as predictable as the movie was lackluster.

This movie is one big test-market-tuned cliché.

It's not great, but it's good enough for an enjoyable Friday night movie.

All in all, it's a cute and entertaining film and at times is outright funny.

You have a cute guy and a cute girl running around Europe getting in and out of one enjoyable fix after another.

bland and unfunny .

Worth watching and even buying, for times when you're not in mood for heavy drama!

Simple, but Entertaining .

But the events of the movie are really entertaining and also suggest a message for those girls who are chasing their liberty or whatever.

I enjoyed it a lot.

An Enjoyable Romance .

This is a lighthearted, enjoyable comedy.

Mandy Moore is perfectly likable if somewhat a little bland.

The movie overall is more entertaining than the IMDb rating would indicate.

I caught this movie on HBO about two years ago and I enjoyed it pretty much mainly because of Mandy Moore's unique on-screen charisma and her beauty.

The story, while a little predictable, still held enough surprises to make it fun, funny, and sweet.

FINAL VERDICT: As a teen film, it was OK, at least mildly entertaining.

W Bush is a boring redneck who has no funny stories to share with the audience/readers?

I saw this film a couple years ago in the theater and enjoyed it.

It was entertaining and fun, and I highly recommend it.

How utterly predictable.

Director Andy Cadiff moves things at a really slow pace and he will put the audience to sleep fast.

But it does remind me of those classic old black and whites with their very formulaic stories that make you feel that all is right with the world (at least the world of the film).

While a very enjoyable movie, you find yourself almost distracted by the overwhelming urge to root for the pests aka agents to loss the trail and more for Ms. Moore to get away.

Likable if somewhat a little bland .

Mark Harmon plays her father and he gives a bland performance.

My only complaints are that the movie dragged a bit long for this type of movie...

But, bitterness aside, in short the film is one giant pointless romp that runs from one "romantic" episode to the next without any reason whatsoever.

Sure, the storyline was rather simplistic and predictable, but as far as being entertaining, this film definitely was.

The European scenery, alone, is worth the watch.

Teenage girls are the target audience, but the film was entertaining to this thirty-something, as well.

Quite Enjoyable Romantic Comedy .

The signs are A) formulaic plot, B) the humor revolves around males acting quirky to appeal to female sensibilities, c) the story is out of Harlequin Romance Novel writing 101, and D) the film lacks soul.

It was a cute and kind of empty movie.

The romance between Moore and Goode is great,the story is very predictable,the music is OK I guess and the film itself was WAY better than First Daughter which I said before.

Also, the story has enough elements to be considered as entertaining and funny.

Enjoyable comedy & beautiful landscapes .

I also really enjoyed the story line of the two secret service agents who are trying to find Anna- Weiss and Morales- in many ways their romance is even more enjoyable storyline than that of the main characters.

Surprisingly entertaining teenage romantic comedy .

Bland, generic teen romance .

Combined with a bubblegum soundtrack only makes one realize what a waste of time the whole ordeal's been.

But I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it.

I found the movie to be entertaining in the same vein as Clueless or Ten Things I Hate About You.