When 15-year-old Matt Freeman gets 15-year-old Francesca pregnant, their parents decide to put the unborn baby up for adoption. Matt agrees to the decision, but later begins to rethink it. This movie shows the father's point of view.
Lee . . . makes a transformation that is both believable and uplifting.
I'm not a big Michele Lee fan. I prefer original plots . . . That said, I was surprisingly impressed by Color Me Perfect. If you've seen Cliff Robertson's Academy Award-winning Charly or last year's TV movie, Flowers for Algernon, you already know the plot of Color Me Perfect. Lee has the lead as a retarded adult who makes a transformation that is both belivable and uplifting. I was afraid the scene would jump from the bubbly, simple Lee to an Einsteinish Lee, but the change was smooth, gradual and logical. The conclusion varies some from Charly and Flowers for Algernon -- the viewer gets to figure how it came out. I couldn't help but be struck by the physical similarities of Robertson and the actor, Robin Thomas, who plays the primary doctor in Color Me Perfect. The drawback is a pouty, egotistical Susan Blakely. Lee fails to deliver in spots but had many more winning moments. Overall, a positive effort worth seeing.
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