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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 Marmack, 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?
You have to remember going into this that you will not be getting some big Hollywood production here since the film was an ABC Family Original movie. That being said I enjoyed this much more than I expected to, the story is simple but the filmmaker did a great job at mixing the romance, comedy and drama together to create a cute yet entertaining little film. Sure the movie is not without it's flaws and it is for the most part pretty predictable like the sub-plot with the Liam character which you know all along isn't going to work, I think they would of been better off if they had incorporated him into the investment world. but flaws like that never get in the way of over-all story itself which is still enjoyable but a lot of the credit has to go to the film's cast. Say what you want about Hilary Duff but she did a terrific job playing the lead and she seems to get more beautiful every time I see her. The rest of the cast are just as stellar including, 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).
If you don't like made for Television movies or Duff then I recommend avoiding it but if you're looking for a light romance with some good laughs along the way then I say pick up "Beauty and The Briefcase" and check it out for yourself. Full of laughs, enough eye-candy for men and women and the backdrop of New York City, one of the better Television movies I have seen a awhile. You can order the Blu-ray HERE and the DVD HERE.
Released by Image Entertainment
*** 1/2 Out Of *****