The Makeover is a comedy about a complete dweeb
Rodger (Martin Dingle-Wall) who cannot get a girlfriend. Set up by his
friend on a what he thinks is a date, he meets journalist Patricia (Lara
Cox) who wants a total loser so that she can turn him into a man who is
confident with the ladies and then write about the results. She sends him
to cocksure (and shonky) American pick-up artist/makeover artist Brad
Holloway (Jeff Gannon) and forces him (by promising to expose him as a
fraud) to makeover Rodger. In 6 weeks, Brad turns Rodger into a new
confident man, actually a complete clone of himself and all of a sudden,
Rodger is swimming in ladies. But, he is a 30 second wonder and is
enlisted the help of Heather (Natalie Rose), a photographer and she helps
him to become a stayer. While picking up lots of ladies, he manages to
steal away the one woman Brad truly wants and falls in love with Heather,
but both actions will come with consequences that will rock Rodger's new
world. Oh, and there's one last punch in the guts from Patricia that will
You know, while The Makeover is a by-the-books
"ugly duckling turned swan" film, it's quite enjoyable and the story works
well. Sure, Martin Dingle-Wall is not at all convincing as a dweeb, but
he's got the confident ladies man down pat. And the ending is a nice
surprise and a the twists are pretty devastating. Sure, it's low budget
and it shows frequently, but economy is to its advantage, and with a solid
script, it isn't a issue.
And the director made a film called Elixir I wouldn't mind getting my
hands on. But, that seems lost forever sadly...
Albany Dighton film clips. The collages are below.
Natalie Rose did her
"nude" scene while wearing nipple patches. Collages below.
The last of the Rake clips and collages
Bianca Bradey film clip
Vanessa Bristow film clip