The most stunning movie makeovers
The makeover is a classic staple of contemporary movie culture, encompassing features as far-ranging as The Breakfast Club and Big Momma's House. It's even spread to TV, most cleverly in cult show Clone High's convention-skewering ear-worm of a makeover song. Over the years, the idea of making over a character in order to further his/her (usually her, outside of the realms of wacky comedies such as the aforementioned Martin Lawrence vehicle and maybe Mrs. Doubtfire) status in a flick has been called into question, even sometimes chastised for being anti-feminist.
Regardless of the ideological concerns, there's no denying the feel-good element. It's nice to see a character emerge out of her cocoon like a butterfly, most often with a newfound zest for life and a confidence hitherto unseen. Thanks to their noteworthy makeovers, a select bunch of movies have even reached all-timer status, elevating the flicks to classics. These are my picks for the most special, memorable, and life-changing movie makeover moments.