For Real


Life is short, so don't waste it on this piss-poor Pygmalion-in-the-ghetto yawn.

You-know-the-face veteran Tim Reid directs and stars as an entertainment lawyer whose cash-heavy-but-cold life is heated up by hoity-toity hotty CeCe (Tamara Curry), his housekeeper's tearaway niece. Ordered by a judge to keep her in line, he learns to lighten up, while she realises a talent for singing and considers settling down.

Drab and dull throughout, although it does include the best bereavement counselling we've ever heard on screen: "She was a good friend, Mac. Yelling at the plant or getting rid of it won't make it hurt any less." Wise, wise words.

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