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Elevator Girl (2010)

Modern Cinderella-romance where a young successful lawyer panics when he finds that he has fallen for a working-class girl.

Director:

Bradford May

Writer:

Jennifer Notas Shapiro (as Jennifer Notas)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Lacey Chabert ... Liberty Taylor
Ryan Merriman ... Jonathan MacIntyre
Hedy Burress ... Tessa Delgado
Jonathan Bennett ... Nick Sweeney
Patty McCormack ... Rosemary
Allison McAtee ... Cynthia
Joey King ... Paige
Tanja Reichert ... Katherine Greene
Benton Jennings ... Doug
Jeanette Miller ... Lenore
Sean McGowan ... Marty
Edith Jefferson Edith Jefferson ... Gertie
Nick LaTour ... Harry (as Nick La Tour)
Suzan Brittan ... Rebecca
Priscilla Barnes ... Elaine Schuster
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Storyline

Succesful Boston lawyer Jonathan McIntyre is a fatherless workaholic, who only dates girls recommended as career boosts by his colleague and buddy Nick Sweeney. At Jonathan's festive inauguration as the law firm's youngest full partner, he meets in the elevator Liberty Taylor, the caterer, who still refuses to pick one of her jobs for every day of the week. Encouraged enterprisingly by his secretary Rosemary, they date and start falling in love. As Nick predicted, her lack of ambition and social skills prove rather a big obstacle for his future. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Priscilla Barnes was a "Three's Company" regular, while Patricia McCormack costarred on that show's spinoff, "The Ropers". See more »

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First To Fall
by Laura Shay
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Sweet and Funny Romantic Comedy - A Bonus for lovers of former child stars
20 August 2013 | by herbqediSee all my reviews

I enjoy the more effervescent Hallmark romantic comedies the best and this is certainly one of those. The relationship and chemistry are explored well.

Merriman, who has been acting in sitcoms since he was 9 and just played a nasty but driven Dixie Walker in 42, is quite believable as the driven lawyer whose live threatens to be turned upside down and LC, well-known from Party of Five forward, uses her charm and overbite amazingly well in this one. In fact, this may be the most complete performance I've seen from her. The best friends are well-played and have good chemistry with the leads. And the big blonde "other woman" who you would expect to be an obnoxious object-of-scorn in most films is actually a well-written and clearly motivated adult who takes everything in stride intelligently. And the performance of the woman playing Cynthia is pitch perfect - so points to this departure from the norm. And, this movie avoids mean-spiritedness to such a degree that even LC's main detractor, Merriman's best friend, sees the light and apologizes to her. LC is amazing in this.

But, I must confess the real reason I am taking time to write this is the tour-de-force performance given by one of my personal all-time favorite former child stars, Patty McCormack as Rosemary, the all-wise secretary/matchmaker who never misses a chance to set right what she sees as wrong. Her performance is magnificent and sets the tome for the entire film. It is the meatiest role I've seen her get since her low-budget horror "Mommy" movies and she still has the same penetrating blue eyes she had as Rhoda Penmark and in the Explosive Generation and as Mrs. Roper (much too good for Geoffrey Tambor).

This was a great role for her and her spirit carries the movie. I wish Priscilla Barnes (from Three's Company and more) had more to do in this film as she's also been an under-utilized talent. Anyway, this is a most enjoyable way to spend an hour and a half.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Elevator Girl See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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