Makeover movies are always fun even if they are predictable. You can always trust Hollywood to churn out movies where a socially awkward and unhappy girl overcomes her own social ineptitude, gains popularity, fortune (monetary and social) and a hunky guy, with an all-empowering makeover.
Makeover movies usually have geeky girls brimming with intelligence, matched with a sardonic attitude or a horrible dress-sense, who are displayed as ‘outsider’ characters. The makeover movie usually ends with their problems solved through sleeker hair, fashionable clothes and a lot of makeup, thus delivering a story arc that promotes having ‘the best of both worlds’. Unfortunately, rarely does Hollywood ever show that having brains or a good personality is enough to be accepted in society. Check out these 13 Movies Where the Geeky Girl Gets a Makeover to see what I’m talking about.
1. The Princess Diaries
A popular and well-known makeover movie that stars Anne Hathaway as Mia Thermopolis: a frizzy-haired, snorting and rather geeky-looking teenager who lives with her mum and has a cat. Oh, and who discovers she is a princess of the made-up country Genovia. Of course, a girl with huge glasses and even huger hair can’t be the face of Royalty, and thus she begins her makeover into a real princess: with straightened hair, contact lenses and jewels.