Sunday, September 23, 2012
New Classics: MAID TO ORDER
MAID TO ORDER by itself has a lot of problems. Two if them NOT being Michael Ontkean (in super later 80's hunk-dome) and the BadMovieArt staple that is Tom Skerritt. One never goes wrong with a Tom Skerritt film. It's a fact. Look it up. The weight of MAID TO ORDER falls on the bedazzled shoulders of Ally Sheedy and for the fact that she looks like she got electrocuted by Number 5, she pretty much pulls her end of the deal. Short and sweet, MAID TO ORDER never realizes its full potential and waste a good chunk of time giving the screen to the rich couple Sheedy is forced to work for. It is kinda like a DOWN AND OUT IN BEVERLY HILLS-esque satire, but not nearly as interesting. Beverly D'Angelo is on hand as the fairy Godmother who just wants to smoke and look good. Understandable. So, what you have on your hands is a charming, brisk and very likable rom-com with an almost butt shot of Michael Ontkean. The TRUE travesty of life is when you get MAID TO ORDER on dvd and you pop it in. I love that it just starts up! No need for a nice menu selection with special features and such. It can't be bothered. If you hit stop, you are treated to what I think is one of the worst DVD menus ever, besides HELLO AGAIN of course.