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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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John Gray

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C. Jay Cox
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julia Stiles ... Hannah Higgins
David Walton ... Elliot Doolittle
Camryn Manheim ... Colleen
Georgia Lyman Georgia Lyman ... Bonnie
Frances Fisher ... Allie Doolittle
Tony V. ... Frank (as Tony 'Tony V' Viveiros)
Nada Despotovich Nada Despotovich ... Wilma
Maureen Keiller ... Vivian
Bill Mootos ... Wade Bradbury
Lonnie Farmer Lonnie Farmer ... Humphrey Rossdale
Albert M. Chan ... Pearce (as Albert Chan)
Marianna Bassham Marianna Bassham ... Jean Evans
David Santori David Santori ... Monsieur Rupert
Chris Zito Chris Zito ... Victor
Marc Carver Marc Carver ... Mr. Warner
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Storyline

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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Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Kandidat zum Verlieben See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

And the actress who plays his sister is also from Boston. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

Version of Pygmalion (1983) See more »

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Dirty Water
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Performed by The Standells
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Very enjoyable movie.
27 July 2015 | by RobbieSDASee all my reviews

With a tendency to be quite picky about the movies I like, I watched "The Makeover" with some hesitation, not knowing what to expect.

The movie was well made, with good actors. It never felt like a cheaply made or poorly acted movie. If I were to pick any character that I least liked (not necessarily for their acting, but possibly including that), it would have to be the 'mother'.

The story moved along well, without feeling like it was dragging or moving too fast, either. Well balanced.

Movies that are too sappy, or over-the-top romantic, are not to my liking, and was glad that this one was easy on that front.

The only complaint, if I was going to point something out that took away from the movie for me, it would be the one bad time incongruity that I believe occurs in the movie. After '5 weeks' for the office staff not to know about any changes with one of the main characters was lacking in realism. People talk, and they simply would have already known. Period. Without this flaw, I would have given this movie a solid 9/10, but with it, only 8/10.


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