Curly Sue (Alisan Porter) might look like a cherub, but this street urchin has a lot of tricks up her sleeve. She and her streetwise guardian, Bill Dancer (Jim Belushi), can scam with the best of them. When they pull a fast one on Grey Ellison (Kelly Lynch), a high-powered corporate attorney, they find themselves living in her luxurious apartment and taking advantage of her generosity, enjoying fine food and new clothes. Grey's snobby boyfriend thinks that she has lost her mind in allowing these strangers access to her home, but Grey sees the good in Bill and Curly Sue and realizes that they bring out a part of her that she had lost. Ultimately, this trio comes to understand that they make a great team in this heartwarming tale. Belushi and Lynch are charming as the unlikely couple, and young Porter is impressive as the object of their affection. Released in 1991, this was the last film that teen film king John Hughes (THE BREAKFAST CLUB, SIXTEEN CANDLES) directed in the 1990s, although he continued to have success writing and producing throughout the decade.
An orphaned street urchin and her streetwise guardian make the leap from Dumpster diving to high-rise living, from homelessness to home, together and with the help of a beautiful lawyer who falls into their scam.
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