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Beauty & the Briefcase (2010)

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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

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Liam
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Tom Reinhart
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Joanne
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John
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Alicia
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Mr. Belmont
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Brandi Coleman ...
French Model
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Waiter
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Aspiring Assistant
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Margo (as Courtney J. Clark)
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Rodrigo (as Tarik Alherimi)
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Storyline

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.

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Comedy | Romance

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18 April 2010 (USA)  »

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The Business of Falling in Love  »

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

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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 »

Quotes

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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References The Devil Wears Prada (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Prism of Love
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Written & Performed by Rupert Pope (as Sly Silver) & Reece Gilmore (as Sir Realist)
Courtesy of Extreme Music
Playing in restaurant scene.
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Supeficial Bimbo
1 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie, is truly an insult to younger women in or not in the corporate world. Lane is a superficial bimbo. She seems to think she can get just pretty much anything she imagines, without thinking about the consequences. She is a little over confident about her appearance and her intellect, which is kinda zero. And that stupid list of hers? What type of woman actually dates like that? She seems to be living in some dumb blond world. Oh oops, she is kinda blond isn't her? If this is how woman think they should act like to gain attention from others, it really is quite lame. The best word used in the entire movie? 'Flimsy' which best describes, Lane. The second she actually finds an intelligent man, who manages to carry a conversation, she gets bored. Oh god, and no one writes like that not even for magazine material.

Even for a lame B-grade teen movie, this fails on many levels. I mean, I'm a journalist myself and my job is NOTHING like what Lane does. I still cannot believe this movie did not get shelved and was actually released. Those who actually did enjoy this movie, I'm sorry to say must be those who live their life's out off a chick flick romance novel.

Every conversation, sounded like it was written by and for 12 year olds. I am truly sad that I actually lasted till the end of this pathetic excuse of a movie.


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