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A high-maintenance realtor forced to do community service must lead a group of hopeless girl scouts in the regional cookie drive competition.

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A high-maintenance realtor forced to do community service must lead a group of hopeless girl scouts in the regional cookie drive competition.

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In 1953 Jimmy Hawkins was cast as an actor in Mr. Scoutmaster for 20th Century Fox starring Clifton Webb.. In 1980 and now a Producer, Mr. Hawkins wrote an updated story for an "NBC MOW starring Gary Coleman and titled it "SCOUT'S HONOR" . As Ex.Producer Jimmy hired Scoutmaster Director Henry Levin to do the same duties on his "Scout's Honor" Scouts Honor celebrated the 50th Anniversary of The Cub Scouts of America. In 2012 Mr. Hawkins wanted to flip his story to help celebrate the 100th Anniversary of The Girl Scout's. He got the new concept sold to The Hallmark Channel under the new title of "SMART COOKIES". Quite a journey. Mr. Hawkins was a popular child actor in the '40's, 50's and '60's. But is best known for playing Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed's son Tommy Bailey in Frank Capra's Holiday classic, "It's A Wonderful Life", Now thats trivia. See more »

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Written by Melinda Caroll
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Don't Fall Off the Cliff
19 August 2012 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This is an absolutely bog-standard Hall Channel TV movie. Jessalyn Gilsig is a fast-talking, glib real estate saleswoman whose wardrobe consists solely of business suits. She is trying to sell a hideous ultra-modern home by having the kitchen repainted mushroom and putting an apple pie on display to give it that lived-in look. Of course her boss decides she is just the woman to lead a troop of girl scouts, each of whom has enormous issues -- presumably this is to give them personality and some obvious hooks to hang their improvements on.

This being exactly like every other poor Hallmark TV comedy, it quickly becomes evident that 1: no one has any talent for physical comedy; 2: Gilsig will fall in love with the obnoxious working-class father of the girl scout who talks the most; and 3: they will become involved in a fierce competition to sell more cookies than the perfect girl scouts and will win through grit and gumption.

There's nothing wrong with this plot and were it offered with any sign of someone on hand to do anything to make it stand out, I might be less harsh in this review. However, the only thing that stands out is the abrupt change in lighting levels, from a gloomy flat lighting in the beginning that suddenly changes to a brighter, yellower level to reflect the change in attitude of Ms. Gilsig. The actors on hand seem handsome and competent, even if their performances are exactly like those of every other actor in the equivalent roles in other bad Hallmark TV romcoms.

Unfortunately, whether because they considered this an undesirable job or because they are simply hacks with no real interest in their jobs, the people behind the cameras have performed their work by doing whatever is obvious and easy. It takes more than showing up, putting out an apple pie and smiling at the customer to sell a house. It also calls for more than that to make an interesting TV movie.


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