DVD REVIEW – Beauty & The Briefcase

by Valerie, Mom Knows It All

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Beauty And The Briefcase Dvd Cover


  • DVD Release Date: February 8, 2011
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 86 minutes
  • ASIN: B0048KQQCE


Lane Daniels (Hilary Duff, A Cinderella Story, “Lizzie McGuire”) is a bright, ambitious journalist who dreams of writing for Cosmopolitan, her favorite magazine. She finally gets her chance to pitch her article, “Switching Careers to Find Love” to Cosmo’s editor Kate White (Emmy™-winner Jaime Pressly, “My Name is Earl”, “Las Vegas”) who enthusiastically accepts the idea, recognizing a potential cover story.

Lane’s editor gives her enthusiastic recruit some very firm, very simple rules: first, land a corporate job. Then, she must date as many eligible co-workers as possible! As Lane navigates her way through her new corporate world, she meets Tom (Michael McMillan, “True Blood”) and Seth (Matt Dallas, “Kyle XY”)…appealing, available: but how do they match up to her ‘checklist’ of ideal male qualities? Then Lane meets Liam (Chris Carmack, “The O.C.”): a dashing music producer working outside her office. Dating him would mean breaking the rules, and suddenly career and love threaten to collide.

Nominated for a 2011 People’s Choice Award, Beauty and the Briefcase charms and captivates with its young and talented cast and appealing, thoughtful story. Will Lane choose the love of her life or the career of a lifetime?


We liked this movie. RB said that this movie sort of reminded him of a cross between “Sex And The City” and “Gossip Girl”. When Lane, an aspiring journalist and fashionista, gets her chance to pitch a story at Cosmo she is super excited. In her meeting with the Cosmo editor she offers suggestion after suggestion that fall flat. Finally on her way out the door she offers an idea that is accepted – get a job in the business world and find a dream man there. Lane easily charms her way through an interview and will land a job if she can pass a software test. A deliberate mishap prevents her from completing the test and she gets the job. She is obviously very underqualified for the position but gives great effort. As time goes by in her position as assistant she actually becomes useful for her presentation skills. She dates man after man in her office and then accidentally meets Liam, a handsome stranger who meets all of the qualifications she’s had for her ideal mate. She decides that rather than break things off with Liam to continue her story she will just change the names in the story and pretend Liam is a coworker. As Lane discovers Liam isn’t quite who he appears to be, her real goal of writing a story is discovered and she is fired from her job at the office. What will she do, now without a job and unable to complete her Cosmo cover story? You’ll have to watch it for yourself to find out, but I promise you that there are more than a few giggles throughout.

Here’s the trailer.

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