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The Makeover (2013)

TV Movie  |  TV-PG  |   |  Comedy  |  27 January 2013 (USA)
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This is an update of George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion" that changes the genders of the main characters. Hannah Higgins attempts to turn blue-collar Boston beer vendor Elliot Doolittle into ... See full summary »

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Hannah Higgins
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Colleen
Georgia Lyman ...
Bonnie
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Allie Doolittle
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Frank (as Tony 'Tony V' Viveiros)
Nada Despotovich ...
Wilma
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Vivian
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Wade Bradbury
Lonnie Farmer ...
Humphrey Rossdale
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Pearce (as Albert Chan)
Marianna Bassham ...
Jean Evans
David Santori ...
Monsieur Rupert
Chris Zito ...
Victor
Marc Carver ...
Mr. Warner
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This is an update of George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion" that changes the genders of the main characters. Hannah Higgins attempts to turn blue-collar Boston beer vendor Elliot Doolittle into a viable candidate and inadvertently learns something of Elliot's side of life. Written by Infrequent Contributor

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He's her work in progress.

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27 January 2013 (USA)  »

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Ein Kandidat zum Verlieben  »

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David Walton who plays Elliot is actually from Boston. See more »

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In the last scene Hannah parks her car right in front of Elliot's front door and walks around the car to get to the door. When she comes out again she walks about eight paces uphill to get to her car. See more »

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Version of Pygmalion (1938) See more »

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Performed by The Standells
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The Makeover - Light and Funny
2 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Makeover is itself a remake of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion and the musical version of that play, My Fair Lady, but with an interesting twist; the genders of the main characters in the film have been switched. Set in Boston, The Makeover takes much of its initial energy from the contrast between the varied dialects used by the upper and lower classes of that city's population.

The film is a fun romantic comedy that is reasonably well acted and photographed. It could have been improved by continuing the musical score through the fades between scenes instead of leaving them silent, but this probably was not considered practical with a made for TV movie.


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