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Beauty & the Briefcase (2010)

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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.

Director:

Gil Junger

Writers:

Michael Horowitz (teleplay), Daniella Brodsky (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hilary Duff ... Lane Daniels
Chris Carmack ... Liam
Michael McMillian ... Tom Reinhart
Amanda Walsh ... Joanne
Kevin Kirkpatrick ... John
Jennifer Coolidge ... Alicia
Matt Dallas ... Seth
James McDaniel ... Mr. Belmont
Jaime Pressly ... Kate White
Brandi Coleman Brandi Coleman ... French Model
Lyle Brocato ... Waiter
Alix Angelis ... Aspiring Assistant
Carol Sutton ... Recruiter
Courtney James Clark ... Margo (as Courtney J. Clark)
Tarik Naim Alherimi Tarik Naim Alherimi ... Rodrigo (as Tarik Alherimi)
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Falling In Love is a Full-Time Job.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Business of Falling in Love See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

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 Absolutely Fabulous (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Laser Luxe
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Written & Performed by Rupert Pope (as Sly Silver) & Reece Gilmore (as Sir Realist)
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Playing in bar scene when cocktail is spilled.
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Brief encounters
6 April 2014 | by Prismark10See 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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