Georgie York, a former sitcom star with three movie bombs
to her credit, watches as her humiliating life makes the
front pages of all the newspapers. First, her gorgeous
husband Lance runs off with Jade, a humanitarian actress.
Now, sonogram pictures of their newly conceived child are
thrown in her face while the paparazzos snap candid shots
of her heartbreak. It is the last straw. Tired of her life
spiraling out of control, Georgie devises a plan.
Unfortunately, it backfires. Georgie takes off to Vegas
intending to show the public her new carefree self. When
she awakens in the hotel, she finds a man in her bed and
not just any man but Bramwell Shepard, her self-destructive
co-star from her teen sitcom "Skip and Scooter." It gets
worse -- they are married!
Refusing to look like a fool, Georgie convinces Bram to go
through with the marriage for a year. She can help him
reform his bad-boy image and she will reinvent herself.
There will be no more poor little Georgie pictures in the
media. As they settle down in their roles, Georgie
discovers Bram's vices are gone. The man she hated has
changed. Bram and Georgie work through their baggage, both
new and old. The progress they make is impaired when the
media learns of their deception. They must decide if they
can overcome the odds and embrace the changes that have
Ms. Phillips's screwball romantic comedy has some priceless
scenes. One of the funniest is Lance, Jade, Bram and
Georgie being quarantined together. Ms. Phillip balances
the comedy with serious issues as the characters delve into
the pain people inflict, intentional and unintentional, on
the ones they love.
How did this happen? Georgie York, once the costar
of America's favorite television sitcom, has been publicly
abandoned by her famous husband, her film career has
tanked, her father is driving her crazy, and her public
image as a spunky heroine is taking a serious beating.
What should a down-on-her-luck actress do?
Not go to Vegas . . . not run into her
detestable former costar, dreamboat-from-hell Bramwell
Shepard . . . and not get caught up in an ugly
incident that leads to a calamitous elopement. Before she
knows it, Georgie has a fake marriage, a fake husband, and
maybe (or not) a fake sex life.
It's a paparazzi
free-for-all, and Georgie's nonsupporting cast doesn't
help. There's Bram's punk-nightmare housekeeper, Georgie's
own pushy parent, a suck-up agent, an icy studio head with
a private agenda, and her ex-husband's new wife, who can't
get enough of doing good deeds and saving the worldâ€”the
bitch. As for Georgie's leading man, Bram's giving the
performance of his life, but he's never cared about anyone
except himself, and it's not exactly clear why.
Two enemies find themselves working without a script in a
town where the spotlight shines bright . . . and where the
strongest emotions can wear startling disguises.