Movie Makeovers

Written by on May 10, 2011 in Favourite Things - 5 Comments
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I doubt there is much better in life than a beautifully-executed movie makeover scene. True, there are some close contenders – the ‘getting stuff done’ and ‘changing room’ montages that make you wish you could write a bestseller/ fix up a house/ lose 3 stone in the exact time it takes to play a foot-tapping, motivational interlude. But, let’s be honest, they both lack that straightforward vacuousness that a classic makeover montage has woven into its very fibre. That air-punch moment that makes you wanna stand up and cheer for all things superficial. And most importantly, that key life philosophy that happiness is lipstick, hairspray and showing more skin.
Here are some of my favourite ever movie makeovers…

The House Bunny

Pretty Woman
Grease
Death Becomes Her
Clueless – we all knew this was gonna be the mother of all makeovers when Jill Sobule’s ‘I Wanna Be A Supermodel’ kicked in.
Miss Congeniality
Mean Girls
Cinderella – the original makeover movie
The Devil Wears Prada
What are your favourite movie makeovers?

5 Comments on "Movie Makeovers"

  1. Christine @ Fash n Chips May 10, 2011 at 9:34 pm · Reply

    Aww this is a great post! Out of these my favourite makeover HAS to be Pretty Woman, with Clueless as a close 2nd ;) x

  2. samuelscloset May 15, 2011 at 3:38 pm · Reply

    I adore this post! Always loving Mean Girls xxx

  3. Isabelle May 18, 2011 at 7:31 am · Reply

    Love a good montage! I wish I had a montage machine to take all the boring bits out of life…

  4. franki May 30, 2011 at 12:13 pm · Reply

    Great selection of pics! Pretty Woman and Clueless are definitely amongst my favourites. I also love Ally Sheedy’s makeover in The Breakfast Club! x

  5. Catherine September 7, 2012 at 8:50 am · Reply

    Talulah RIley as Annabelle Fritton in the 2007 version of Saint Trinians!
    I quite like the fact that there are numerous makeovers in the same montage!

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