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Worse help is hard to find


Ally Sheedy plays Jessie Montgomery, a rich out of control brat.  Raised in Beverly Hills by her widowed father (Tom Skerritt) Jessie never learned the meaning of the world no, but now her wild behavior has her father wishing she was never born. His wish is granted by fairy godmother Stella, played by Beverly D Angelo, in an effort to save Jessie and teach her a much needed lesson. Jessie goes from a wild child without a care in the world to being homeless, penniless and without anyone who recognizes her from her former life. She is forced to take a job as a maid for a wealthy family to earn a living and must quickly learn how to get along with the existing staff.


Sheedy and Skerritt are solid throughout this film. A very funny 80s comedy with some hip romance built in. This movie is both funny and touching and shows the importance of true friendship.

Cast & Crew


Ally Sheedy

Tom Skerritt

Valerie Perrine

Beverly D'Angelo

Rainbow Phoenix

Michael Ontkean

Dick Shawn


Any Jones

Perry Howze

Randy Howze



Mort Engelberg

Herb Jaffe



Any Jones

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Standard 1.33:1 Color

Audio: (more info)

ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]


Studio: Artisan

Production Year: 1987

Release Date: 6/18/2002


Length: 92 mins

Rating: PG

Chapters: 23


Maid To Order DVD 1987 Ally Sheedy Tom Skerritt

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