For Love or Money (1993)

A fresh script and story, dragged asunder by a lackluster leading lady and blatant sexism.

Regan Humphrey

Concierge Doug Ireland (Michael J. Fox) is looking to start his own hotel. After scraping and saving tips for a decade, he’s got 40k in cash. All he needs now is a donor who can front 3 million to cover the rest. He finds one in Christian Hanover (Anthony Higgins), a sleazy investor who agrees to fund Doug’s passion project in exchange for a few favors—namely taking care of his mistress, Andy (Gabrielle Anwar) a hopeful twenty-something looking to break into the music business. Doug will have to carefully balance his loyalty to Christian’s money with his growing affection for Christian’s mistress or he could end up a concierge for the rest of his life.

REF SCORE: 28%

Soundtrack: 0%
Story: 100%
Writing: 100%
Diversity: 10%
Daring: 100%
Racism: PERVASIVE – 60%
Gender Bias: PERVASIVE — 90%
Homophobia: ABSENT — 0%

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