Beauty and the Briefcase Review

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  • Release Date: February 8, 2011
  • Run Time: 86 minutes
  • Genre: Comedy, Feature Film, Based on Book, Romance
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of discs: 1
  • ASIN: B0048KQQCE

The ABC Family original movie Beauty and the Briefcase is definitely a chick flick similar to so many other pretty girl wants love, complicates life with lies, loses guy, finds the guy again. Not meant to be taken seriously, this romantic comedy is family friendly except for sexual references and innuendos. Hilary Duff, typically cast as a pretty girl with romantic dreams, stars as Lane, an aspiring but one dimensional, superficial fashionista journalist undercover in a world of suits.

Set in metropolitan New York City, Lane fits as a Cosmopolitan feature. Her looks make men pay attention even when they shouldn’t be looking. Her clothes are gorgeous, trendy, sexy. When her boss sends her out on a chance of a lifetime assignment to find a magic man and love, her challenge is to write that stunning, funny story in corporate U. S. A. Can she do it? What can she do on a job in a business office with no office skills? She gives it her all.

After many dates with many men, she realizes that every man has issues and no man is perfect. Checklists don’t work. She has no chemistry with funny friend Tom (Michael McMillian); her Score 9+ man Liam (Chris Carmack) is a liar; her opposite, Score Zero boss Seth (Matt Dallas), is what she wants. BUT Seth knows she has used him. You’ll have to see Beauty and the Briefcase if you want to learn if she gets her man.

Granted corny jokes and repetitive dialogue limit the script. Still the actors are well casted and believable. Every member of the viewing audience can identify them as men we have met and loved or hated – the player Liam, stogy Seth, best bud Tom, etc. Too many are looking for love in all the wrong faces.

Here’s the trailer.

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