If you are a fan of romance movies from Hallmark Hall of Fame, then this sweepstakes should catch your attention. It involves a “made for TV” movie called The Makeover which will air later this month. Someone will win an autographed poster and a cast/crew vest. Others will win a copy of the DVD.
The Makeover stars Julia Stiles as the main character. You may remember the actress from movies like 10 Things I Hate About You, O, and Save the Last Dance. She plays Hannah Higgins, who is a smart, driven, Harvard-educated professor. She decides to run for Congress to promote the cause of education reform. Unfortunately, the general public sees her as “uppity” and does not relate to her.
Hannah’s business partner is Colleen Pickering. Camryn Manheim plays the role. You may remember her from The Practice. She comes up with a plan to recruit someone who is a little bit more relatable and have that person run for office instead of Hannah. They, of course, would “guide” that person along.
They select Elliot Doolittle, a guy with a broad South Boston accent who delivers beer to bars and is very unpolished. David Walton plays the role of Elliot. You might know him from Bent and Happy Endings. The women hope that they can somehow turn Elliot into a gentleman.
The overall plot may sound familiar to you. The Makeover is a new twist on Pygmalion. One big difference is that The Makeover changes the gender of all of the main characters from the original version. In other words, women are playing the characters who are actively running the plot of this movie, and a man is playing the role of “Eliza Doolittle”. (As in “The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain”).
You can also expect some romance in the film, too. It seems to me that the majority of Hallmark Hall of Fame movies fall squarely into the Romance genre.
Does this movie sound interesting to you? If so, then you might want to enter the Hallmark Hall of Fame Sweepstakes. All you have to do is fill in the form on the website. The drawing will be held on February 13, 2013. Your odds of winning depend on how many people entered the sweepstakes.
One First Prize Winner will receive an autographed poster of The Makeover and one cast/crew vest from the movie. There will be nine Runner-ups. Each will win a Hallmark Gold Crown DVD of The Makeover.
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