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ALLY SHEEDY & MICHAEL ONTKEAN IN MAID TO ORDER

YEAR: 1987
This Cinderella tale from the glossy latter-mid 1980's is so obvious, the central spoiled rich girl actually looses a slipper... just in case you missed it... And riding high while on an unknowing descent from the Brat Pack make-em/break-em explosion two years earlier, Ally Sheedy's stuck in a light comedy that promises her character will get just-desserts for being such a brat (pun intended) when in reality, she's not so bad...

After one rushed nightclub scene followed by a failed attempt for a two-hundred dollar allowance to sustain the nightlife, dad wishes she was never born, igniting a fairy godmother in the form of quirky Beverly D'Angelo, and soon Sheedy's Jessie Montgomery is, like Dan Aykroyd in TRADING PLACES, on the streets. But since it takes no time at all to land a pretty decent job for a ludicrously unexplained reason at a wacky music promoter's mansion (Dick Shawn married to an equally kooky Valerie Perrine), the best sequence offered in MAID TO ORDER... when there's actually a struggle to catapult the film's entire purpose... occurs in the blink of an eye: after which this maid hardly gets ordered at all. But with the always-genuine Michael Ontkean on board, it's an engaging-enough rom-com, if you like that kinda thing: He and Ally have chemistry despite the fact that, along with the primadonna attitude never being fleshed out, her 90-minute life lesson is, like a spoiled-rotten rich kid's life, much too easy.
Score: *** Picture of Ally Sheedy in an 80's movie with an 80's era Prince Purple Rain T-shirt in MAID TO ORDER
Ally Sheedy with Michael Ontkean in MAID TO ORDER
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