The young graduate of the New York school of design Kate was not too lucky – despite successes in study, large fashionable houses do not hurry up to give it work. To vanish, the girl comes back to native Montreal and is arranged in the company of the father, there is no time the glorified fashion designer. Stepmothers and her daughters who actually fill with family business, throw a monkey-wrench into the works of Kate, and that should leave business after loud quarrel with the father soon. However the girl does not intend to recede and is ready to prove the talent. For this purpose Kate it is necessary to return to the fatherly fashionable house, but already in shape of vigorous male fashion designer Nate …
Everything not for nothing Americans chuckle at the northern Canadian brothers. Remember, how many jokes were in series «As I met your mother» rather Canadian origin Robin Shcherbatski as constantly trips to quite civilized Vancouver or Montreal in the Hollywood films are regarded as if travel to any remote place as the Canadian money is not perceived seriously, music and even a flag … Is, it appears, for what to banter. Canada it is valid other planet, other mentality and even other current of time. For example, judging by «A fashionable feature», to Montreal at last brought videotapes with the American romkom-classics, and to Canada with delay, but the ninetieth came!
The actor Mark-Andree Gronden equally well knows English also French, he sounded both versions of the hero for the British and French parts of Canada
«How to become the princess», «That wanted by the girl», «The prince and I» – Hollywood already transformed romantic comedies, interest to which a blast wave walked on cinemas after success of "Beauty", in a postmodern. Canada suddenly decided that interest to stories of the good girls, deserving all the best, but for some reason for simply so nothing receiving, still was not gone. Decided that it is possible to use the ancient worn-out stamps and to try to sell the stale goods under the pretext of rethought and retouched. Was not gone. It is possible. Only to interest similar it is possible only the most unsophisticated and credulous viewer.
The invented company Castle shown in the film, is a sending to the Canadian fashionable house of Le Chateau which has provided for shootings the rooms, models and samples of a special collection of clothes
However, it is necessary to pay tribute – authors nevertheless showed some ingenuity which could descend for originality, be not so deliberately simply executed moreover and with big semantic mistakes. The film begins as the next reincarnation of "Cinderella": the young beauty faces insidiousness of the stepmother and two it not the most bright daughters while her father for a long time leaves the house. As well as the Cinderella, Kate is compelled to train a motility of fingers (instead of grain the girl assorts buttons), it is necessary to it a peculiar ball, and the beloved will surely put on to the future bride a shoe. Thus the Cinderella from «A fashionable feature» in a sense is a Cinderella "professional unsuitable": it, on the one hand, in itself already the princess, after all her father – the owner of the fashion-empire, and with another – her beloved is not especially similar to the Prince, only the shoemaker any.
But also these differences from the classical fairy tale it seemed to authors a little – on the middle of a picture there is a change, and "Cinderella" turns in «The twelfth night», the main character is got up in a man’s suit and goes to submit the enterprise of the father, having disappeared behind points, a wig and the pasted small beard. And again it would be desirable to clutch at the head – in Canada, probably, know nothing about «She is a man», about «Guys do not cry» (well, well, Hilary Suonk at least casually remembered), about one hundred other films with disguise of girls and women in clothes of an opposite sex. Otherwise how to explain that founders of "Feature" walked on all relying stamps and a rake with unexpected calls on cellular, with urgent disguise and the slices of a make-up left on a face. After viewing even pairs of such pictures similar jokes become boring, here them diligently push through under the pretext of the fresh. Thanks, is not necessary. Plus to it to everything authors, without hesitating, try to maintain a subject of haute couture as if «The devil carries Prada» in Canada too never showed.
All secondariness of ideas and courses is only aggravated with plainness of actors. Portiya Dabldey in any way does not pull on a rank of the beauty, and her "man’s" image is a complete accident. Mark-Andree Gronden would like to give advice more actively to work in a shot, more boring Prince you will not think up. The stepmother Lauren Holl desperately changes, and «Stanley Tuchchi’s budgetary Canadian fake» Carlo Roth so busily wriggles that spoils each scene with the participation. All this company does not pull on bigger, than the mediocre telesoap going on the provincial cable channel when by cinema the despaired housewives look only. Stop! But after all indeed! «The fashionable feature» left in limited Canadian hire and … all … Speaks for itself.