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The Counterfeit Contessa (1994)

Gina Nardino, a young saleswoman at the food counter of a posh department store, falls hard for a society stud, and, through a series of accidents, impresses him by taking on the false ... See full summary »

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Gina Nardino, a young saleswoman at the food counter of a posh department store, falls hard for a society stud, and, through a series of accidents, impresses him by taking on the false identity of an Italian contessa. But the masquerade begins to get out of hand when the stud's brother sees through her disguise...and likes what he sees. Written by Kathy Li

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Helena Everett: Of course love is important, Dear; it's just not as reliable as a really good piece of property. You will need a home large enough to allow you and your extremely loving husband to, from time to time, when it's necessary, completely avoid one another.
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Late-night musings
12 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

I stumbled across this movie while it was aired as late-night cable fare several months ago. Tea Leoni is purely irresistible as a regular girl posing as royalty. Predictably, she comes to love the person that she really is, which should be fairly easy since I had already fallen in love with her by the second commercial break.

I only wish this movie was in a video store somewhere. It would be nice to stumble across Tea more often in the wee hours of the night.


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