Beauty & the Briefcase (2010)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  18 April 2010 (USA)
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A freelance writer looking for romance sells a story to Cosmopolitan magazine about finding love in the workplace and goes undercover at a Finance Company.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Reinhart
Mr. Belmont
Brandi Gerard ...
French Model (as Brandi Coleman)
Aspiring Assistant
Margo (as Courtney J. Clark)
Rodrigo (as Tarik Alherimi)


Lane is looking for her "magic man". A man who has all of the attributes that are on her checklist. In the meantime she finally hears her calling when a job opportunity presents itself in the form of Cosmo magazine. After failing to impress the editor they head out of the office when they begin talking men. There Lane (Hillary Duff) has the idea to combine dating and work place. After causing a blackout at her job interview she lands the job in an office to begin her undercover work. After dating several co-workers she happens to spill her drink on a "magic man candidate" Liam. However her boss isn't impress by the direction she tries to take her story and tries to get her to stop dating Liam. Written by Anonymous

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Falling In Love is a Full-Time Job.


Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

18 April 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Business of Falling in Love  »

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1.78 : 1
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Second film to feature both Hilary Duff and Jennifer Coolidge See more »


Right after Lane first meets Whitney, there's a boom mic visible at the top of the screen, but only for a second. See more »


Lane: Love just doesn't happen to girls like me; girls who build their hopes on an intricate web of day dreams. The truth is that everyone has issues and maybe building up a fake, perfect man in my mind was my biggest issue of all. I've been walking around with the ghost of my magic man. He's been haunting me, keeping me from a world of opportunities that were right in front of me...
Lane: There's no such thing as perfection. Love is for people who are realistic and smart enough to open up their heart and ...
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Referenced in Suburgatory: Poetic Injustice (2012) See more »


Laser Luxe
Written & Performed by Rupert Pope (as Sly Silver) & Reece Gilmore (as Sir Realist)
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Playing in bar scene when cocktail is spilled.
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A fate worse than death!!!!!!!!
3 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is an abomination to every aspect of filmmaking and culture. Hilary Duff is about as exciting as watching paint dry. The writing is so heinously bad. Quite literally the most offensive depiction of women ever printed to film. One would be better served watching a solar eclipse.

Below are activities that would be better than watching this flick: + Clawing your eyes out + Combing your hair for two hours + Receiving the Clockwork Orange violence rehabilitation treatment + Eating a prickly cactus + Dying by fire + Dying by falling off a huge building + Dying + Ignoring a painful hangnail while cutting citrus fruit + Knocking your teeth out with a hammer

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