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Maid To Order (1987)

Following a brush with the law for reckless driving, the pampered lifestyle of rich and spoilt Beverly Hills girl Jessie Montgomery (Ally Sheedy) is transformed when a fairy godmother removes her identity.

Without money, family or friends, Jessie is forced to take a job as a maid to a selfish Malibu showbiz couple.

Hollywood delights in telling modern fairy stories but does so with such little imagination that their interpretations rarely entertain as they should.

This is a story of wish fulfilment, but if the majority of the cast were given the chance they would probably have wished for a sharper script than this one, in which poor little rich girl Ally Sheedy learns about life the hard way after she is erased from her father’s memory.

Sheedy is too nice to convince as a spoilt brat, but Valerie Perrine and Dick Shawn are good value as the vulgar wannabes who hire her as their maid.

Jessie Montgomery
Ally Sheedy
Beverly D’Angelo
Nick McGuire
Michael Ontkean
Georgette Starkey
Valerie Perrine
Stan Starkey
Dick Shawn
Charles Montgomery
Tom Skerritt
Audrey James
Merry Clayton
Begona Plaza
Brie Starkey
Rain Phoenix
Leland Crooke

Amy Holden Jones