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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?

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John Gray

Writer:

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

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

David Walton who plays Elliot is actually 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 Fly mej en greve (1959) See more »

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Dirty Water
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Performed by The Standells
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Characters' lacks of depth, and a bit disappointing.
23 January 2019 | by Aries0413See all my reviews

Although I'm easy to please when it comes to movie, this one didn't and I kind of understand the lower ratings. I'd not call it bad whatsoever, but knowing it's an Hallmark 'Hall Of Fame', I expected more from this movie. First of all, I really enjoy watching Julia Stiles, which plays Hannah. She's a really decent actress and she tends to play tough women - I like tough women because they're usually complex. It was no different in this movie BUT minus the complexity. She was not just tough for absolutely no reason, but also very unlikable. She was not likable in the beginning, nor was she likable at the end of the movie. Basically, she is unpleasant throughout, especially towards Elliot and yet, he still ends up 'falling in love' with her. How? I don't know. Also, I didn't really felt a connection between them, and it wasn't because of Elliot's character, who I thought was really sweet, but because Hannah was cold and both didn't display any kind of romantic interest. Basically, it was not really believable.

Only thing is, I would not define this movie as romantic, so if you wanna watch romance, this ain't for you. It's a movie about how passion, and perseverance can bring a whole lot of opportunities, and meaning to your life. Education can never be lost.


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