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Beauty and the Briefcase [Blu-ray] (2010)

Hilary Duff , Jaime Pressly , Gil Junger  |  Unrated |  Blu-ray
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Hilary Duff, Jaime Pressly, Jennifer Coolidge
  • Directors: Gil Junger
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT
  • DVD Release Date: February 8, 2011
  • Run Time: 86 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0048KQQC4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #253,484 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Beauty and the Briefcase [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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    Hilary Duff (A Cinderella Story) shines in this sparkling romantic comedy based on the book Diary of a Working Girl by Daniella Brodsky. Lane, a fashion journalist, gets the assignment of a lifetime when Cosmopolitan magazine hires her to write a story about finding love in the workplace. Posing as a corporate assistant, Lane finds herself torn between the office's eligible men in suits and a dashing stranger (Chris Carmack, The O.C.) who sweeps her off her feet. Will she find the "magic man" who fulfills her fantasy checklist, or will her story have an ending as unexpected as love itself? The appealing cast includes Michael McMillan (True Blood) and Matt Dallas (Kyle XY), with Emmy-winner Jaime Pressly (My Name is Earl) and the hilarious Jennifer Coolidge (Legally Blonde).

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    17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Patronising and sexist film March 2, 2011
    Format:DVD
    I'm not going to rip Hilary Duff apart like a previous reviewer because I actually think she was about the best part of this film, hence the one star. It's fun and girly but I couldn't enjoy it because of the constant stereotypes (i.e. blonde girl enters the business world and doesn't know anything apart from how to utilize colour, as well as the consistent way the female characters judge men by their 'hot abs' or 'tight asses'). It just seems a bit sexist in terms of both the male and female characters and, while I know most chick flicks are like this to some extent, it has never been to the extent that I've felt the need to switch off. The English guy's accent is laughable. Why don't they just use English people to portray English people rather than people whose accent flips between Australian and American? The other characters besides Lane are pretty rubbish and wooden, including her best friend and more or less all the people she works with. The story, I guess, is light-hearted and cutesy, but if you have an ounce of intellect and don't assume that all women are bimbos whose specialist subject is coats and men's worth is assessed by the tightness of their buns, I suggest looking elsewhere. I was also a little concerned about the sexual references (i.e. painting each others bodies with chocolate and then 'burning it off' after one date, talk of climaxing etc.). Surely that's a bit much for a younger audience?
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    21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Rate the movie not I hate Actor or actress reveiw. January 18, 2011
    Format:DVD
    The movie is awesome and romantic,It is definite worth watching and buying. Hilary duff is wonderful and fantastic acting. Please remember your wanting to know if the movie is good. I have read reviews on the movie and got I hate Hilary Duff Campaign. Their just trashing Hilary and not really rating a true honest opinion about the movie. Buy the movie you will not regret it!
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    14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Meeting Boys in the Business world January 15, 2011
    Format:DVD
    This is a Hillary Duff made-for-TV movie, so I probably didn't come into Beauty & the Briefcase with particularly high expectations. However, they were met, and even exceeded some - for a romantic comedy. Working as an investigative journalist for Cosmo, Duff joins an investment banking firm to find an eligible bachelor in New York. There are some cute moments about having unrealistic expectations for a man. As with most romantic comedies, it's lighthearted and cheesy. Yet, unlike many, the protagonists - particularly Duff - come off as relatively normal, likable, and not pathetically desperate. Sure, they have their quirks and faults, but I never felt annoyed by their characters but rather sorry for them. Fun for date nights with a significant other.

    **Spoilers Alert**

    I did think the subplot with Liam was distracting. First of all, it was too obvious Duff's character wouldn't end up with him - he was TOO perfect. More importantly, it took time and attention away from the idea of dating in the business world. This theme could have been played up a lot more than what is actually captured in the movie. In fact, there are really 2 guys in the office who are really even "contenders." Instead, I could easily have imagined the "Liam" character changed into one of Duff's coworkers, but one who it turns out was engaged in shady stock deals or something. I reduced my rating by a star because there was just so much more comedic potential in mixing the women's fashion and men's business worlds.
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    4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars Not the squeaky clean Hilary anymore. February 3, 2013
    By Pooke
    Format:DVD
    Hilary Duff's claim to fame was as a squeaky clean Disney star. She got her start there, and with that clean image, got lots of fans. Even after she left, she made some very family friendly films. Well, clean no more.

    Hilary has come a long way down from the days when she was nervous about her role in A Cinderella Story because it included kissing her co-star. In this movie, there are lots of sexual references, talking about past sexual encounters, and bad language. Hillary's character thinks nothing of hopping into bed after first meeting someone.

    I would give this zero stars if that were an option.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Questionable priorities January 17, 2014
    By Einsatz
    Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
    I must confess that I don't know who Hilary Duff is, nor have I ever seen anything she's done before I watched this made for TV movie. So for me this was just another comedy/romance, it could have starred anyone and it wouldn't have mattered.

    The story involves a woman (Duff) who is obsessed with finding a "magic" man. At the outset, they make it clear that she will do and say anything to get one. She is equally obsessed with having an article published in Cosmopolitan magazine. To that end, she comes up with a scheme to bag a man and get her story at the same time. In the process, she gets a job under false pretentions, and sets about trapping some poor schnook. It's not complicated; she is an accomplished liar without a lofty goal. Unfortunately, she soon finds herself falling for the wrong guy, a guy who is an even bigger liar than she is. As to be expected, she takes offense at his lies while conveniently ignoring her own. Making this a comedy about a superficial woman with questionable priorities. In effect, a plot about the ends justifying the means. It's all good as long as you don't get caught and/or can charm your way out of your web of deceit. The morale of this story: you can do despicable things and ultimately be rewarded for your bad behavior. No surprise, she gets a guy (it could have been any guy as long as he was still breathing, she wasn't that picky).
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    4.0 out of 5 stars good hilary duff dvd
    both love Hilary duff this was like pg13 good movie would recommend norma and brian newmeyer
    Published 28 days ago by Norma Newmeyer
    4.0 out of 5 stars love Hillary Duff..
    I just love this movie, the fashions in this are great, I love how you hear what's she's thinking as well as her dialogue, it's real eye candy, so many men..... Read more
    Published 1 month ago by karokequeen
    5.0 out of 5 stars Cute and romantic movie
    Hilary Duff doesn't disappoint in this flick that deals with the quest to find that special someone in life. My husband and I really enjoyed it!
    Published 2 months ago by JW
    2.0 out of 5 stars I watched this several months ago.....
    and I can't remember why I didn't like this DVD, except I didn't like the acting or the chemistry between the two leads nor the story line. I felt it was a waste of my time. Read more
    Published 5 months ago by MOSasha
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great!!!!!!!!
    I've always been a fan of Hilary's & this movie doesn't disappoint. A great family movie at a great price. 2 Thumbs up.
    Published 5 months ago by AD
    4.0 out of 5 stars A teenage comedy.
    I bought this for my friends' daughter, as she is into Teenage Comedy Romances. I haven't watched it myself but she seemed very pleaed with it. Read more
    Published 5 months ago by J. Bethell
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great family movie!
    I have always loved Hilary Duff. She is modest in all her videos and this movie is even safe for my 4 year old daughter to watch. Read more
    Published 6 months ago by Amber the Latina
    5.0 out of 5 stars GOOOOOOOOOD
    THIS IS A GOOD MOVIE
    HILARY DUFF WAS A GOOD ACTOR
    SHE WENT OUT WITH ALOT OF GUYS
    SHE FOUND THE GUY SHE REALLY LIKED
    SHE WORKED FOR HIM
    SHE IS MARRIED IN... Read more
    Published 6 months ago by nikki ball
    5.0 out of 5 stars this film is not in the uk on region 2 or haylie christmas films
    I love hillary and haylie duff but they have not brought there films to the uk i have to watch them on sky because you cant get them on dvd over here on region 2 i love haylie... Read more
    Published 6 months ago by Michael Hughes
    5.0 out of 5 stars Hilary does not disappoint!
    I have been a huge Hilary Duff fan ever since I was 9. I have been curious to see this movie ever since I saw commericals for it on ABC Family. Hilary Duff does not disappoint! Read more
    Published 7 months ago by TheMysteriousGopher
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