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The Makeover (2013)

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Movie 27 January 2013
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)
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Wilma
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Wade Bradbury
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Humphrey Rossdale
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Pearce (as Albert Chan)
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Jean Evans
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Monsieur Rupert
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Victor
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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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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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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 My Fair Lady (1964) See more »

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Performed by The Standells
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Adorable and funny
25 March 2013 | by See all my reviews

I was in the hospital and high on drugs when I saw this. That also explains my delay in reviewing it since during my recovery I had limited time online and there were other priorities.

Even though it felt like I was dreaming this episode, I still remember some details. David Walton did a very good Boston accent and he was quite appealing as an obviously blue-collar character. And yet Elliot wanted more from life than just delivering beer. An executive position was open in his company, and the uptight but still adorable Hannah tricked him into letting her train him to talk and act properly for that position. Only her goal was to replace the deceased congressman she had wanted to see elected. Elliot did very well in his transition to a sophisticated executive, but did he want the job of congressman? Well, you'll just have to watch for yourself. And there appears to be romantic potential here as well.

Not quite up to the usual Hallmark Hall of Fame standards, but it would have made a very good Lifetime movie.


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