If you are fond of a comedy of manners or Shakespeare, you'll love this story. Joanna, a teacher of delinquent teenagers, is far from impressed by the Hollywood lifestyle and its so-called devotion to its craft. But her sister ropes her into chaperoning her niece who has a bit part in director Richard Marlow's new movie. Joanna will also make sure the girl does her school work.
Joanna's niece has a crush on her director and this worries Joanna as he's much too old and experienced for the teenager. Plus, Joanna's attracted to him herself.
Richard was once a movie star but he limps and uses a cane now. But all that's done is slow him down a bit so the rabid females on his trail can catch him more easily. Joanna is, again, not impressed. She has silvery hair and is flat-chested, but has an elfin quality and a smart mouth that Richard cannot resist.
So it is a bit of the "Taming of the Shrew," so if you like that you'll like this. Joanna is nowhere near the witch that The Bard's Kate character was. She's pretty funny and you'll root for her as she leads the great Marlow on a merry chase. It was unclear which one was the "true enchanter," I guess to them it was each other.
Nice scene near the end where Marlow takes Joanna and her class of con artists out to eat at a 4-star restaurant. If you have to choose: Susan Napier's done better with "Counterfeit Secretary," "Another Time" and "Honeymoon Baby."