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How to Marry a Billionaire: A Christmas Tale (2000)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy  |  20 December 2000 (USA)
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Three broke men try to become rich by finding rich women.

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Three broke men, a sculpter, an obsessive compulsive teacher, and a stupid actor desperately want to be rich. Someone lends one of them their mansion and cars while they're off on their Christmas vacation. They then pretend to be rich so they can get rich girls, as they have had bad experiences with women leaving them for richer men. But every farce has got to end sometime... Written by Bling Bling <iam@no1stunna.com>

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This holiday season, these three guys are asking Santa for just one thing... a really rich wife.

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BIG surprise
20 December 2000 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

This movie totally surprised me. I actually turned on the tube to watch something else, but this movie turned out to be on instead. And sure, the title "How to Marry a Billionaire" only made me think of that ridiculous TV stunt a while back, so I was only going to watch it until I could verify how bad it would be. Boy was I surprised! What this movie really has going for it is the writing and the perfectly timed comedic acting. Sure, the story's fairly cliched (true love is better than money, etc., etc.) but the ride is totally funny and entertaining. The three lead actors are all *very* funny in this, and there are some great moments with the supporting cast. Their timing and rapport feels authentic and some of the jokes are laugh-out-loud hilarious (some of the gags are still repeating themselves in my head as I write this).

I dunno why more TV movies aren't this good. I'd certainly stay tuned to more of them if they were. The cast all seemed to be having a great time; you'd have to be totally humourless not to crack a smile. So as long as you don't expect *too* much, you'll have a great time wasting a couple hours. Kudos to anyone involved for putting in the extra effort.


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