The Makeover (2013) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Makeover (2013)





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Hannah Higgins (Julia Stiles) is a smart, driven education consultant. She's so driven she runs for Congress to advance the cause of education reform. Hannah's not a likable candidate, though; her elitism turns off Boston voters, big-time. Hannah and her business partner, Colleen Pickering (Camryn Manheim) don't give up easily. Next election, they recruit a candidate - beer vendor Elliot Doolittle (David Walton) - who definitely is a man-of-the-people. Elliot - whose thick South Boston accent masks considerable intelligence - is the polar opposite of prim-and-proper Hannah. But as Elliot becomes more "presentable" and Hannah becomes less "proper," could this be a match made in electoral Heaven? -- (C) ABC

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Critic Reviews for The Makeover

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

The result is an adorable and faithful update that spoofs politics, television and Boston while making underlying points about education, class conflict and being oneself.

August 14, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A pleasant enough diversion for a few light-hearted hours, and with a little bit of luck, will help point Hallmark back toward sending the very best.

August 14, 2013 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Interesting satire comments on politics, education and even cognitive science.

December 4, 2016 | Full Review…

A genial, gender-reversing take on George Bernard Shaw's timeless "Pygmalion."

June 19, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Makeover

I adore Julia Stiles, and this was a cute story, but the actor playing in the lead role was very annoying.

Erin Collins
Erin Collins

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