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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)
Nada Despotovich ...
Wilma
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Vivian
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Wade Bradbury
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Humphrey Rossdale
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Pearce (as Albert Chan)
Marianna Bassham ...
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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27 January 2013 (USA)  »

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Ein Kandidat zum Verlieben  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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The classic rock and roll song Dirty Water which plays during the bowling scene and at the end is the original 1966 version by the Standells. The lyrics include references to the pollution of the Charles River and Boston Harbor. 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 Perhaps a Gentleman (1950) See more »

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Shooting in Boston
5 February 2013 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This sex-change version of George Bernard Shaw's PYGMALION (best known in its musical version of MY FAIR LADY) seems a trifle tired. It works best when it moves furthest from its source; the standout character is Elliot Doolittle's sister, although Frances Fisher as his mother is obviously having a lot of fun with the bowdlerized version of Alfie Doolittle. Julia Stiles as Higgins seems to be clueless about how things actually work and David Walton as Elliot seems to go from a mush-mouthed Southie to someone whose greatest problem with language seems to be when to use "whom" without much struggle.

However, it's a great story and despite a few missteps in the script -- intended to make it fit the standard Hallmark romcom format -- it has some great moments of actual comedy. If, unlike its original, it does not start out all head and let the emotions of the matter sneak in later, that is a choice I can understand.

One particularly praiseworthy fact is that there are a lot of shots that show how clearly this one is set in Boston, and not just the typical setting shots, but real places that someone familiar with the city would choose. I always take special pleasure in seeing things like that in a movie.


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