Sunday, November 9, 2008

Looking for Role Models in the Media: Maid to Order

Maid to Order

I haven't seen this movie in a really long time. In fact, it may not have ever come out on DVD. But I do keep remembering things about it since I became rich.

For one thing, the rich couple that hires Ally Sheedy displays a principle I think may be important. Inconsistent spending. It costs a lot of money to keep a staff. Then the rich wife yells at Ally for not saving the aluminum foil so she can redeem it. Later, when the rich couple puts on a charity benefit, the wife bargains with the floral designer to use cheaper materials and donate services. All so she can present a bigger check from the benefit to the charity. Which redeems her inconsistent money spending in our eyes.

Right?

I would totally trust Beverly D'Angelo to be my fairy godmother.

3 comments:

Heidi Ashworth said...

I remember that movie! Money is finite, no matter how much you have. It's just a fact--sometimes it puzzles me when I watch people with a lot of money make what seem to be penny pinching choices, and I have to remind myself that you have to watch all your pennies, no matter how many you have. Personally, it sounds like way too much work, to me. Honestly, I would be no good at it.

AzĂșcar said...

Also: you must get a bad 80s house with lots of gray and white.

Bonus: finding an old R&B singer to be your maid.

Anne Elliot said...

That was one of my favorite movies growing up! I found it on DVD a couple of years ago - check amazon or ebay - it has been released!