MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 7,576 this week

Husband for Hire (2008)

TV Movie  -  Comedy  -  January 2008 (USA)
5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 370 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 1 critic

Victor Diaz's youngest daughter Lola must marry a man approved by her dad before her approaching birthday to cash, or loose forever, a fat trust fund her mother put aside. So she picks up ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


Related News

'Bad' breaks good at AMC
| The Hollywood Reporter

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 475 titles
created 27 Jun 2011
 
a list of 210 titles
created 26 Dec 2011
 
a list of 29 titles
created 12 May 2012
 
a list of 717 titles
created 12 Oct 2012
 
a list of 2808 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Husband for Hire (TV Movie 2008)

Husband for Hire (TV Movie 2008) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Husband for Hire.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

For the Love of Grace (TV Movie 2008)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Most commended firefighter Steve Lockwood misses his accidentally killed wife Molly terribly. Taking risks not by the book, the hero gets suspended. His kid brother Frank Lockwood fails to ... See full summary »

Director: Craig Pryce
Stars: Mark Consuelos, Chandra West, Cara Pifko
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Breaking the Surface is about the tough times Greg Louganis had on his way to becoming one of the world's top Olympic divers. Some topics discussed were Greg's childhood problems, his ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Hilliard Stern
Stars: Mario Lopez, Michael Murphy, Jeffrey Meek
Romancing the Bride (TV Movie 2005)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Melissa, is an American woman in beautiful Mexico for her wedding. Unfortunately, she wakes up handcuffed and married to an incredibly hot local Mexican named Carlos. Melissa has no ... See full summary »

Director: Kris Isacsson
Stars: Matt Cedeño, Jen Drohan, José Antonio Estrada
Sueño (2005)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A Mexican immigrant new to Los Angeles enters into a love triangle with two very different women.

Director: Renée Chabria
Stars: John Leguizamo, Ana Claudia Talancón, Elizabeth Peña
Hostile Makeover (TV Movie 2009)
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Street-smart, D.C. fashion reporter Lacey Smithsonian is breaking news again when she interviews a supermodel who reveals that she's been receiving unfashionable death threats.

Director: Jerry Ciccoritti
Stars: Maggie Lawson, Sadie LeBlanc, Sarah Edmondson
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

While Danny's father and mother independently search for love, Danny is on his own desperate quest to find a prom date. Danny's search becomes progressively more pathetic once he and his family learn that Bart, the school's biggest dweeb, not only secured a date for the prom, but got a hotel room as well.

Director: Brian Hecker
Stars: Steven Kaplan, William H. Macy, Cheryl Hines
A Day in the Life II (2009)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Bad blood between two urban crime families explodes into an all-out turf war in this gritty, hard-hitting drama set to rap and starring music legend Sticky Fingaz.

Director: Sticky Fingaz
Stars: Alvin 'Porky' Holland, Bokeem Woodbine, Chris Fleming
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Three ex-girlfriends of a serial cheater set up their former lover to fall for the new girl in town so they can watch him get his heart broken.

Director: Betty Thomas
Stars: Jesse Metcalfe, Ashanti, Arielle Kebbel
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In this conclusion of the long running series it finally happens: Kelly and Zack will marry. Zack's parents are against the early commitment and Kelly's parents can't afford it, so only the... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Melman
Stars: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tiffani Thiessen, Mario Lopez
The Soluna Project (TV Movie 2004)
Biography | Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Musical comedy outlining the lives and adventures of a female music quartet. Based on the real lives of it's actresses, who made up the foursome Soluna. Soluna was signed to Dreamworks ... See full summary »

Director: Sheldon Epps
Stars: Jessica Castellanos, Brian Catalano, Randy J. Goodwin
The Wishing Well (TV Movie 2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Ambitious big city reporter arrives in a small town to write about its legendary wishing well. She writes a shoddy article, thinking it's all a joke, but throws in a coin and wishes to be happy, just for the fun of it. Magic happens.

Director: David Jackson
Stars: Jordan Ladd, Jason London, Ernest Borgnine
Sister (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: David Lascher
Stars: Reid Scott, Serinda Swan, Grace Kaufman
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Bo
...
...
...
Private Detective
...
...
Marco (as Mario López)
...
...
Rex (as Michael Miller)
William Sterchi ...
Limo Driver
...
Bread
...
...
...
Cheesy Mall Chick #1
...
Cheesy Mall Chick #2 (as Kisha Olsen)
Michael Neithardt ...
Crew Member
Edit

Storyline

Victor Diaz's youngest daughter Lola must marry a man approved by her dad before her approaching birthday to cash, or loose forever, a fat trust fund her mother put aside. So she picks up hunky day laborer Jesus, offering him $100,000 a year to play the part after a make-over to Victor's taste. Then she gradually learns he's no Latino but a 'would be' musician Bo, and the pair starts falling in love. Meanwhile his fiancée and her fiancé Marco, hand-picked by her father to help in the business and keep her in line, are at close behind and Bo's sleazy brother Bread worms his way in. In fact Marco is in league with Lola's elder sister Simona. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

January 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Férj kerestetik!  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Inspired by Latin soap operas; but without the talent
1 February 2008 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

"Husband For Hire" is a good idea executed with mediocrity, and the blame isn't just with the lead acting. I can only hope that Mark Consuelo's bad southern accent wasn't his idea, and if it was then it should've been caught by the director and changed to something closer to his normal tone. But this isn't the only distraction from an otherwise family-safe made-for-TV movie. Tempestt Bledsoe as the overworked, overstressed personal attorney popping speed pills to stay awake is an out-of-date gag that should be allowed to fade away back to the '80s, and shows that she's lost her comedic timing, not that she had to stretch her skills much on "The Cosby Show". Aside from poor performances, the poor timing between most of the jokes in the movie can be blamed on poor editing.

Most of the plot feels like it was derived from the light comedic fare popular in most Hispanic telenovels. There's the bride trapped in a wedding not of her choosing, the reluctant groom, the overbearing parent, the conniving sister, the clown sidekicks (literally), the jilted ex-lovers, the well-meaning assistants, the business empire, fancy cars, and designer clothes, and the age-old question of marrying for money or love. The only things missing from the recipe are the confused nun/priest and a cute kid or animal.

Erik Estrada and Nadine Vasquez turn in solid performances, as does Jayce Bartok as "Bread", the adopted white brother of Mark Consuelo's character Bo, who was adopted by white parents (which becomes a running gag in a racist jokeline that was overplayed). In fact, I think Jayce Bartok's comedic sidekick moments are the better pieces of fresh material in the whole movie. Mario Lopez is well cast as the "pretty boy" ex-boyfriend, and he plays up the Menudo jokeline well (it's good to see he gets to use his "Dancing With The Stars" experience). Slightly-built Kate Micucci also does a good job as the ex-girlfriend's sidekick, in a performance reminiscent of Don Knotts' work, if you like clown comedy.

Other than the aforementioned bits by Bartok and Lopez, there really isn't anything new for viewers of Telemundo daytime television, other than the script is written in English for us gringos.


11 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
whats the ending? *spoliers* grangergirlie234
Awful!!! katepig
Bo's Makeover 'guru'? taminwi
Filmed in Albuquerque, but set in Texas? BootsRabb
Bo's fake name xahhitsliz
song?!?! harleyocclover
Discuss Husband for Hire (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?