The House Mum
Sarah (Kirsten Prout - Fatal Friends) loved being part of the KB sorority at college, in fact 5 years after leaving and getting a good job in the city she feels that she doesn't fit in. It is why she decides to take a trip down memory lane and visit the sorority house only to discover that things are not going well as they not only have no house mum looking after them but they are on the verge of losing their charter and being shut down. So Sarah decides to return to KB as their house mum and help save the house which sees her not only working alongside the current president of the house but also Kent (Charlie Carrick), the rather handsome dean.
First and foremost; "Woman of the House" is a made for TV movie aimed at a teen audience as it features the sort of unsubtle college comedy and language which as an adult made me groan. Basically what I am saying is that there is a side to "Woman of the House" which feels dumb, less than subtle and lacking that element of charm which some made for TV movies have. And on top of that it has to be said that the storyline of a sorority house struggling to recruit pledges is pretty familiar as Sarah helps the girls sort out the mess the sorority is in.
But there is another side to "Woman of the House" which wants to appeal to grown ups, with Sarah who having struggled to fit in with corporate life, following her college years, finds herself feeling at home back in the sorority house. But in doing so she learns to be the grown up rather than the fun loving girl she once was. On top of that there is an obvious romantic side to the movie as Sarah finds herself becoming close to the dean. But there are also further romantic elements with one of the girls nervously dealing with romantic feelings. And yet none of these romantic plots is really that romantic.
What this all boils down to is that "Woman of the House" is an okay made for TV movie with a style and sense of humour which is more likely to appeal to a younger audience than those who tend to watch TV movies for their charm.