I know Hilary Duff rubs some people the wrong way, and I’m not exactly sure why. She’s adorable, fresh, and funny, and I can’t think of a movie where I absolutely didn’t like her. Maybe it’s because she tends to pick fluffy projects, but I’m ok with that.

beauty-and-the-briefcase ‘Beauty & the Briefcase’ definitely falls into the fluffy category, but it’s also a really cute romantic comedy. Duff plays Lane, a fashion writer at Cosmo magazine whose editor (Jaime Pressly) sends her undercover into the business world to get the real scoop on finding true love in the workplace.

Based on the book ‘[amazon_link id=”B000BTH4Y0″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Diary of a Working Girl[/amazon_link]’ by Daniella Brodsky, ‘Beauty & the Briefcase’ has a few similarities to ‘[amazon_link id=”B001Y8DJW8″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Confessions of a Shopaholic[/amazon_link]’ and ‘[amazon_link id=”B000J103PC” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Devil Wears Prada[/amazon_link]’ (loved both of those movies).

And the rest of the cast is easy on the eyes, too: Michael McMillian (he played the creepy Steve Newlin on ‘True Blood’), Matt Dallas (Kyle on ‘[amazon_link id=”B000NOKFGW” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Kyle XY[/amazon_link]’), and Chris Carmack. The always-funny Jennifer Coolidge shows up, too.

‘[amazon_link id=”B0048KQQCE” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Beauty & the Briefcase[/amazon_link]’ is not rated, but it played on ABC Family, and I think it’s ok for kids 10 and older.


  1. I love movies like Beauty and the Briefcase. It has just the reach touch of serendipity and that magic moment when it all comes together to create a happily ever after ending. And the best thing of all that it really does happen – 34 years and counting for my sweetie and me!


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