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Maid to Order (1987)

 -  Fantasy | Comedy  -  10 July 1987 (USA)
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Spoiled Jessie Montgomery, whose wild behavior and spending excesses cause her well-meaning but exasperated millionaire father Charles to wish he never had her, is visited by fairy ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Jessie Montgomery
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Stella Winston
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Nick McGuire
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Georgette Starkey
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Stan Starkey
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Charles Montgomery
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Audrey James
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Maria (as Begoña Plaza)
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Brie Starkey (as Rainbow Phoenix)
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Dude
Teddy Wilson ...
Woodrow
Perla Walter ...
Trini
Rita Gomez ...
Juanita
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Bret
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Kim
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Spoiled Jessie Montgomery, whose wild behavior and spending excesses cause her well-meaning but exasperated millionaire father Charles to wish he never had her, is visited by fairy godmother Stella. In an effort to save Jessie, Stella casts a spell which causes Charles to no longer have a daughter. Jessie, now penniless and without a friend, must take a maid's job to earn a living, and hopefully to learn her lesson... Written by Jerry Milani <jmilani@ix.netcom.com>

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fairy godmother | maid | wish | couple | party | See more »

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Genres:

Fantasy | Comedy

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PG | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 July 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Vida e o Amor  »

Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$9,868,521 (USA)
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Trivia

The band at the party, the Loaded Blanks, are actually the hard rock band Great White. See more »

Goofs

When Jessie leaves the Sunday dinner at Audrey's house, as she and the others are saying goodbye to Audrey's father, the actor's marks are clearly taped down on the floor. See more »

Quotes

Jessie Montgomery: Hey, I bruise easily, okay!
Stella Winston: You're a real peach, aren't ya?
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Version of Poor Cinderella (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

Spirit In The Sky
Performed by Doctor & The Medics (as Dr. and The Medics)
Music and Lyrics by Norman Greenbaum
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Sweet and charming
3 October 2004 | by (NC) – See all my reviews

Jessie is a spoiled rich kid who finally pushes her widowed father Charles too far. After her father wishes he never had a daughter, one day Jessie wakes up with nothing and is told by "fairy godmother" Stella she will have to make it on her own. The poor girl has no idea how to do that, and the results are predictable but hilarious. The only reason she can get a job: the eccentric but loaded Starkeys want a white maid for a change, and they are amazingly patient. Stan is an agent who represents entertainers but has hit a slump; Georgette changes her hair style (and hair color) numerous times and finally gets it right. Their other servants are Audrey, a formerly popular black singer who had a drinking problem but had children to raise (she doesn't seem to be married), Maria from El Salvador, and klutzy chauffeur Nick.

Eventually, Jessie learns her lesson, and the ending is formulaic but enjoyable. This is a movie that reminds all of us we should be nice to everyone, even the servants, and not be too proud to do the dirty jobs in life.

Ally Sheedy was good most of the time. She started out spoiled but still easy to like, and ended up sweet. The one problem I had with her performance was when she begged for her old life back. Somehow that just didn't seem right. Even though her character was supposed to be a whiner, she just seemed too whiny. Overall, the good outweighed the bad by a large margin.

Most of the other acting performances were really good. I especially liked Theodore Wilson as Charles' servant, maybe because I've seen him in so many roles going back to his days as the mailman on "That's My Mama". And Tom Skerritt is always good.

This was a pleasant movie with lessons to teach us, even though the theme has been repeated many times.


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