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Writers (WGA):
Michael Horowitz (teleplay)
Daniella Brodsky (novel)
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Release Date:
18 April 2010 (USA) See more »
Falling In Love is a Full-Time Job.
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Hilary Duff: "Beauty & The Briefcase"
 (From SneakPeek. 15 March 2010, 8:11 AM, PDT)

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Sex and the City for the 20-something set See more (30 total) »


  (in credits order)

Hilary Duff ... Lane Daniels

Chris Carmack ... Liam

Michael McMillian ... Tom Reinhart

Amanda Walsh ... Joanne

Kevin Kirkpatrick ... John

Jennifer Coolidge ... Alicia

Matt Dallas ... Seth

James McDaniel ... Mr. Belmont

Jaime Pressly ... Kate White
Brandi Gerard ... French Model (as Brandi Coleman)

Lyle Brocato ... Waiter

Alix Angelis ... Aspiring Assistant

Carol Sutton ... Recruiter

Courtney James Clark ... Margo (as Courtney J. Clark)

Tarik Naim Alherimi ... Rodrigo (as Tarik Alherimi)
Lacey Minchew ... Whitney

Patricia French ... Bored Fashion Editor

Billy Slaughter ... Accountant
Edrick Browne ... Junior Analyst Eddie

Dean J. West ... Accountant #2 (as Dean West)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Perla Liberatori ... Lane Daniels
Jeffry Tamara ... Office Worker
Alexander Asefa ... Office worker (uncredited)

Scheryl W Brown ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Cedric Burton ... Stock Broker (uncredited)
Jonathan Butts ... Waiter #1 (uncredited)
Joshua Cardenez ... Buisnessman (uncredited)

Grant Case ... Office Executive (uncredited)
Felder Charbonnet ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Heather Chase ... Junior Assistant (uncredited)
Adrien Galo ... Model (uncredited)
Leslie Garrett ... Model (uncredited)
Jewel Grosch ... Kate's Assistant (uncredited)
Raymond Hebert ... Businessman (uncredited)

Jason Lumberjack Johnson ... Businessman (uncredited)

Wendy Clarice Jordan ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Scott M. King ... Businessman (uncredited)

Philip Lawrence ... Businessman (uncredited)
Cynthia Leigh ... Bartender (uncredited)
Evan Michael Magers ... Model (uncredited)

Jay Oliver ... Businessman (uncredited)

Toshiko Onizawa ... Business Woman (uncredited)
Kyle Register ... Homeless man (uncredited)
Chaz Smith ... Businessman (uncredited)
Logan Douglas Smith ... Businessman (uncredited)
Terry Lee Smith ... NYC Businessman (uncredited)

Han Soto ... Office Executive (uncredited)
Greg Will ... Businessman (uncredited)

Directed by
Gil Junger 
Writing credits
Michael Horowitz (teleplay)

Daniella Brodsky (novel "Diary of a Working Girl")

Produced by
Rene Bastian .... co-producer
Madeline Bavli .... associate producer: second unit
Laurence Ducceschi .... co-producer
Hilary Duff .... producer
Iddo Lampton Enochs Jr. .... co-producer
Richard Fischoff .... producer
Alissa M. Kantrow .... co-producer
Ira Pincus .... executive producer
Jessica Rhoades .... executive producer (as Jessica Horowitz)
Robert M. Sertner .... executive producer
Frank von Zerneck .... executive producer
Kolie Wegner .... associate producer
Original Music by
Danny Lux 
Cinematography by
Greg Gardiner 
Film Editing by
Don Brochu 
Production Design by
James A. Gelarden 
Set Decoration by
Bradford Johnson 
Costume Design by
Dana Embree 
David C. Robinson 
Makeup Department
Stacey Herbert .... key makeup artist
Kent Richard .... additional hair
Remi Savva .... makeup artist
Sara Michael .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Petra Hoebel .... unit production manager: New York
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Neil Daly .... first assistant director: New York
James Roque .... second assistant director
Ann C. Salzer .... first assistant director
Greg Staley .... second assistant director: New York
Salvatore E. Sutera .... second second assistant director: New York
Art Department
Mike Barnard .... location painter
Brian Garrett Brigham .... props
Patrick Calabrese .... set dresser
Jessica Fannon .... set decoration swing
Stanford Gilbert .... property master
Nicole LaBranche .... art department coordinator
Nicole LaBranche .... graphic artist
Paul Pitalo .... set dresser
John Sanchez .... on-set dresser
Darry Young .... set decoration buyer
Sound Department
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor
Erich Gann .... sound effects editor
Tamara Johnson .... sound re-recording mixer
Brad Lokey .... boom operator
Blake Marymor .... sound recordist
Kevin Meier .... sound utility
Jonathan Parham .... sound mixer
David Torres .... foley mixer
Lisa Varetakis .... supervising sound editor
Aaron Zeller .... boom operator
Visual Effects by
Nicki Kreitzman .... digital compositor
Camera and Electrical Department
Tarik Naim Alherimi .... best boy electric
Grayson Austin .... Steadicam operator
Grayson Austin .... camera operator: "a" camera
Kenneth Coblentz .... dolly grip
Guy Fernandez .... additional electrician
Brad Garris .... rigging gaffer
Hilary Bronwyn Gayle .... still photographer
Richard T. Hoover .... "a" dolly grip
Daniel H. Jacobs .... electrician
Francis James .... additional camera operator
McKay Johnson .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Richard Landry .... electrician
Kevin Luster .... grip
Scott Luttrell .... grip
Alan J. Mehlbrech .... steadicam operator: New York
Robert Morrison .... dolly grip: b camera
Charlie Nauman .... second assistant camera
Paul Olinde .... gaffer
Bily Salazar .... camera utility
Jacob Sauerbrey .... electrician
Steven Teagle .... still photographer
Remi Tournois .... camera operator: b camera
Robb W. Turner .... lighting technician
Casting Department
James Bearb .... casting
Mia Cusumano .... casting
Bridgette Glover .... casting
James Landry Hébert .... casting associate (as James Hébert)
Kyle Register .... extras casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Heidi Howell .... key costumer
Jennifer Kamrath .... costume supervisor
Amy Lynch .... set costumer
Arefeh Mansouri .... costumes
Sommer Terry .... costumer: Hilary Duff
Music Department
Terri Fricon .... music clearance
Trygge Toven .... music supervisor
Avital Korin .... music editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Jeffrey Gowing .... transportation captain
John McLaughlin .... transportation coordinator
Aaron Pigg .... driver/generator operator
Other crew
Garrett Allain .... stand-in
Ariane Chatman .... payroll accountant
Christina Chow .... production assistant: new york
Marisa Creed .... accounting clerk
Theaudric Davis .... production assistant
Angel De La Vina .... production assistant
Alicia Dean .... assistant to director
Michael Dittmar .... location assistant
Charlie French .... locations
Moira Glace .... production assistant
Deuce Hedrick .... production secretary
Kevin Hill .... location scout production assistant: New York
Andrew Jordan .... production associate
Iran Kuykendall .... production assistant
Dave Labich .... intern: locations
Julie Lopinto .... second assistant accountant
Mike McGuirk .... production assistant
Katie Weiss Porter .... stand-in (as Katie Weiss)
Albert Quaid .... location scout
Vanessa Lee Rodd .... location scout: New York
Valerie Ryan .... location assistant manager
Mark C. Stevens .... base camp production assistant
Scott Willmann .... production accountant
Debra Woods Kaufmann .... production coordinator
Nancy Mouton .... assistant to executive producers Robert M. Sertner and Frank von Zerneck (uncredited )

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Germany:83 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Second film to feature both Hilary Duff and Jennifer CoolidgeSee more »
Boom mic visible: 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 minds and to realize that a real relationship is the ultimate fantasy."
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Movie Connections:
References "Absolutely Fabulous" (1992)See more »
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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Sex and the City for the 20-something set, 12 August 2012
Author: herbqedi from New York, NY

Where do I begin? This movie won a People's Choice nomination in 2010 for BEST FAMILY MOVIE!?! Say what? I am the last person in the world to want movies that reflect some artificial moral code - but this is misleading to parents who do feel that way. Lane, our heroine, lies, cheats, betrays her friend, has sex with someone she hardly knows repeatedly - and is really turned on by make-up sex. Personally, I think that's cool - but just a very odd heroine for a family movie.

That said, to me the movie itself played a lot like Sex and the City for the 20-something set. There is good girlfriend chemistry between the photographer, model, and Lane as they play cards with male torsos, etc., and joke about their guilty pleasures. As a movie, I found this sporadically amusing with a few of the photographer bits and one office bit very funny. I thought the friends did an excellent job doing their things. The film was well-paced, and there was some funny dialog. The acting in most of the supporting roles is fine - especially the affable Tom who must've had to work hard to say his lines with a straight face and still pull them all. Jaime Presley who plays Cosmo Editor Kate does likewise.

Obviously, as others have pointed out, the plot contrivances themselves regarding how she gets the Cosmo Story Assignment and how she gets the investment banking job are ridiculous - but what else is new in most comedies. You suspend your disbelief to accept the premise. That's OK with me.

So, Executive Producer Hilary Duff did a better-than-average job in putting together a Sex and the City for the 20-something set but not a family movie. Lead actress Duff is an abomination. Even given her character's moral wavering and hypocrisy, her dialog was still written well enough, she could've been a 20-something Carrie Bradshaw (narration, shoes, and all). Carrie has certainly had such lapses and we cheer when she looks in the mirror, learns, and leaps forward.

Not here, unfortunately. Duff was engaging child actress but she if this is representative work, she is gosh-awful as an adult. Her comic timing is off; her dialog reads project more than the hammiest emoters I have ever seen on stage; and her expressions do not connect with the interaction of her fellow actors.

Still, I was in a good mood and the plastic-wrap scene itself was funny enough so I gave it a 5. Ms. Duff should stick to producing and find another leading lady. Perhaps she can do a cameo.

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