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Hostile Makeover (2009)

TV-PG | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | TV Movie 28 June 2009
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.

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Stella
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Brooke Barton
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Vic Donovan
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Mac
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Tony Trujillo
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Felicity Pickles
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Detective Harding
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Amanda Manville
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Cherise Smithsonian
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Zoe Manville
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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.

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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Crimes of Fashion: Hostile Makeover  »

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After Lacy's car is stolen, Vic says it is a 1973 280Z. The 280Z was sold in America between model years 1975 and 1978. In model year 1973, only the 240Z was sold in America. See more »

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After the scene where Vic is walking Lacy and Sadie out of the crime scene, the next shot briefly shows Lacy's "stolen" 280Z parked outside her apartment. The car drives by after she and Vic leave the apartment. See more »

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Follows Killer Hair (2009) See more »

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28 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the second TV-movie based on the series of fashion mysteries written by Ellen Byerrum. The star is Psych's Maggie Lawson as Lacey Smithsonian, the Crime of Fashion columnist for a Washington, D.C. paper. The crimes of fashion, however, often lead to crimes of passion. Here Lacey is in the middle of the murder of a reality show celebrity who had a big makeover and now is launching a clothing design line.

Lacey's mother (Mary McDonnell) and sister stop by for a visit in this one to add to the fun, and the cameraman is played by Dominic Zamprogna, a Canadian actor who now is appearing on "General Hospital." Though I figured this one out pretty quickly, it didn't take away from the enjoyment. It's a nicely cast TV movie with young, energetic actors. I especially like Sadie LeBlanc as Lacey's friend Stella. Two familiar faces - Mario Cantone and Mark Consuelos - are also on hand.

Hope there will be more of these. These fashion mysteries are a nice change from Lifetime's usual diet of true crime stories and women in jeopardy. Here, the women have some fun.


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