Julia Stiles Film Shot in Somerville to Re-Air in February

If you missed the premier of "The Makeover," which takes place in Boston and brought film crews to Somerville, there's still time to catch it on TV.

Oops. We missed it. Or at least I did.

"The Makeover," a Hallmark Hall of Fame film starring Julia Stiles that brought film crews to Somerville's Hudson Street in September, debuted on the ABC television network on Sunday.

Luckily for all of us, there's still time to see the made-for-TV movie. (See below.)

Based on George Bernard Shaw's play, Pygmalion, the film features Hannah Higgins, played by Stiles, an education consultant who runs for Congress but whose "elitism turns off Boston voters, big-time," according to a description of the film.

Instead, she and a colleague recruit Elliot Doolittle (played by David Walton), a popular beer vender "whose thick South Boston accent masks considerable intelligence," the description says. 

It continues, "If she can just teach him to speak like gentleman, dress like a gentleman, comport himself like a gentleman … why he might become a gentleman, a gentleman who can run for Congress—and win."

Presumably, hilarity ensues, not to mention romance.

If you missed the Sunday prime-time premier, the movie will be rebroadcast several times in February on the Hallmark Channel.

It will air:

  • Feb. 2 at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m.
  • Feb. 8 at 8 p.m.
  • Feb. 10 at 5 p.m.

If you're wondering where to find the Hallmark Channel, it's channel 208 on Comcast and channel 212 on RCN.

Joe Beckmann February 02, 2013 at 01:55 PM
What kind of journalism ONLY reports on paid rebroadcasts and ignores on air, free programming? Yours.


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