7 out of 9 people found the following review useful:
Classic tv-movie material. I liked it.
30 March 2003
I am a Mel Harris fan, so I might be biased but I really enjoyed this
I especially liked the relationship between Mel's character (Diana) and
daughter (Libby). They were friends and that was nice to see. In a lot of
movies the mother and daughter have issues and do nothing but struggle
each other. I also liked the vibe at the news studio. The people looked
fun to work with, a job you would find enjoyable. The movie had a
lighthearted, friendly spin that was nice to view. It was a treat to see
Dick Van Patten playing Diana's loving dad, and it didn't hurt that Colby
from Survivor played Libby's husband ;)
Diana Downs, an award winning anchorwoman (Mel Harris) is replaced by a
younger, attractive anchorwoman (Julianne Morris). Frustrated that looks
valued more than intelligence, Diana reinvents herself. She has a
gets a new hairdo, drops some weight, dresses younger and drives a sports
car. She moves back to the town where her father (Dick Van Patten) and her
daughter (Julie Ann Emery) live, shortens her resume, drops her first name
and gets a job as a secretary at the local news studio. Now as Beth Downs,
she works her way up from the inside employing good old work ethics. There
is the hint of a budding romance between Beth and another aging anchorman,
Michael Bennett (gorgeous Perry King), but besides a kiss and the idea
they will eventually get together, the focus of the movie is not on their
Libby, married with a toddler, is battling the decision to pursue her
blossoming career as a news producer or stay at home with her daughter.
Colby Donaldson has a small role as Libby's husband Pete.
In the end, it all comes together in a predictable, but touching
You can check out more on the movie at paxpressroom.tv.
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