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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lane Daniels
... Liam
... Tom Reinhart
... Joanne
... John
... Alicia
... Seth
... Mr. Belmont
... Kate White
Brandi Coleman ... French Model
... Waiter
... Aspiring Assistant
... Recruiter
... Margo (as Courtney J. Clark)
Tarik Naim Alherimi ... Rodrigo (as Tarik Alherimi)
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Lane is looking for her "magic man". A man who has all of the attributes that are on her checklist. In the meantime she finally hears her calling when a job opportunity presents itself in the form of Cosmo magazine. After failing to impress the editor they head out of the office when they begin talking men. There Lane (Hillary Duff) has the idea to combine dating and work place. After causing a blackout at her job interview she lands the job in an office to begin her undercover work. After dating several co-workers she happens to spill her drink on a "magic man candidate" Liam. However her boss isn't impress by the direction she tries to take her story and tries to get her to stop dating Liam. Written by Anonymous

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Falling In Love is a Full-Time Job.

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18 April 2010 (USA)  »

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The Business of Falling in Love  »

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Second film to feature both Hilary Duff and Jennifer Coolidge See more »

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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 »

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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 ...
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References The Devil Wears Prada (2006) See more »

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Prism of Love
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Written & Performed by Rupert Pope (as Sly Silver) & Reece Gilmore (as Sir Realist)
Courtesy of Extreme Music
Playing in restaurant scene.
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Brief encounters
6 April 2014 | by See all my reviews

This TV movie is a cross between Sex and the City, Legally Blonde and Bridget Jones Diary.

Hilary Duff gets hired by Cosmopolitan magazine to write an article about finding true love by finding the right man in the corporate workplace. Duff goes undercover at a finance company. However she is unqualified to be a PA, she has lied in her CV, acts like a 16 year old high school student and it's a wonder that she has not been fired on her first day.

Like Legally Blonde her charm sees her through but the film has a shallow and silly premise. There is a side plot where she is attracted to a British executive and her boss is uptight but has plans to save the company money by going green.

Its an unashamed and cynical chick flick aimed at younger females and even they would think its too far fetched.


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