A female aerobics instructor meets a male reporter doing a story on health clubs, but it isn't love at first sight.



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A female aerobics instructor meets a male reporter doing a story on health clubs, but it isn't love at first sight.

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Health Clubs - More Sex than Sweat ? See more »


Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

7 June 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Perfeição  »

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$19,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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The title of two of the earlier articles for Rolling Stone magazine that Adam Lawrence (John Travolta) had written were "Abscam" and "Junk Food". Lawrence's re-write title of his "Looking for Mr. Goodbody" article was "Looking for Mr. Emerson". See more »


Carly Simon throws her drink in Adam's face over a piece he wrote about her. He later tells his boss at Rolling Stone he has a deal with Simon & Schuster. Simon & Schuster was co-founded by Carly's father. Given Carly's obvious disdain for Adam, it's highly unlikely Simon & Schuster would publish him. See more »


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Subscriptions to Rolling Stone magazine must've taken a hit after this one...
29 October 2005 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

John Travolta tries his best as writer for Rolling Stone magazine hoping to finish an unflattering piece on the faddish California health club scene, but complications arise after he falls in love with a sexy, sensitive aerobics instructor. Perfect-ly awful drama, shallow and dated, is surprisingly cynical about Rolling Stone and its ethics (this despite the fact the producers had the magazine's input and even cast its editor, Jann Wenner, in a supporting role!). Film does get a tiny bit of class from Jamie Lee Curtis, and supporting players Anne De Salvo as a photographer and Laraine Newman as a wallflower are more than respectable in clichéd roles. * from ****

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