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The Makeover (2013)

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Movie 27 January 2013
After losing election for US Congress, the well spoken Hannah coaches a beer vendor for the position as he, contrary to Hannah, has a likable personality. Can they learn from each other?


John Gray


C. Jay Cox




Cast overview, first billed only:
Julia Stiles ... Hannah Higgins
David Walton ... Elliot Doolittle
Camryn Manheim ... Colleen
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 ... 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


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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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


Version of Galateya (1977) See more »


Dirty Water
Performed by The Standells
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All in Stiles!
17 April 2016 | by mmunierSee all my reviews

Give me Julia Stiles in any sauce and I'll have it. I walked into this movie half way through it at lunch time when I switched on the "box" and there she was, I soon realised I had seen that movie before and loved it. Not well educated or with a very poor memory I always have trouble to associate these with Pygmalion, I probably never read anyway. But I do remember...was it Rex Harrison and the Spanish rain.... Never mind I just enjoyed this plot for what it was. As for Pygmalion, well if it has not existed that story might still be possible, and likable too, why not! It's amazing how people react differently - This guy can't believe it's possible for 2 people so different to fall in love. But one has to realise what people portrait is not necessary who they are, they may have shaped themselves through a variety of influences. However their inner personality remains to emerge... Sometimes I enjoy (in a variety of ways) reading these commentaries as much as watching the movies themselves. I'm not sure why but watching David Walton I thought I was watching Jim Carrey a little more behaved, Oh well! Oh what the story is about? hmmm it's a fairly nice story with a nice ending *SPOILER* Oh again, I should have put this at the front of the sentence. Damn!

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Release Date:

27 January 2013 (USA) See more »

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Ein Kandidat zum Verlieben See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA


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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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16:9 HD
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