Movie Review: Beauty and The Briefcase

This was a 2010 Hilary Duff movie. Given I'm a fan of hers and I watch almost everything she's a part of, it came to me as quite a shock when I realized I'd missed out on Beauty and the Briefcase. Rest assured, this movie isn't a modern day rendering of the Beauty and the Beast fairytale. No, this movie takes you through the journey of a young woman who finds her calling for writing through the business world. How, you ask?

  Well, Lane Daniels (Hilary Duff) has always dreamed of writing for Cosmo. "The greatest magazine of all times," as she and her friend Joanne (Amanda Walsh) put it. But the assignment Cosmo has in story of Lane isn't all that simple. She has to join the business world in order to find love...and what had started out as a simple article, soon becomes the cover story for Cosmo.

Lane has always been looking for her "magic man", the one who would have all the ten qualities on her checklist. A checklist, Joanne keeps reminding her is insane. She develops a very sweet friendship with her boss Tom (Michael McMillian), and her editor Kate White (Jaime Pressley) is convinced she will hit it off with Seth (Matt Dallas).

 But Lane's search for her "magic man" in the business world is put to a rest when she encounters a British guy, Liam (Chris Carmack) who seems to possess all the qualities Lane had ever wanted....

Is Liam really the "magic man" Lane has been looking for, or is there more to this business of falling in love. While some people would reject this movie on the grounds of it being a little to girlie, Chick Flick is something which sets you at peace with yourself at the end of a tiresome day, and people like me would actually like the movie.

 Definitely a movie to watch when you're down in the dumps and need to be cheered up. For the movie gives you hope: your magic man is definitely out there. You might have overlooked him somehow...


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