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Picture Perfect (1997)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1 August 1997 (USA)
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A young advertising executive's life becomes increasingly complicated when, in order to impress her boss, she pretends to be engaged to a man she has just met.

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Mrs. Mercer
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Jim Davenport
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Storyline

Kate is working on a career at Mercer Advertising but is passed up for promotion because she's 'not stable enough', still being single and having no ties to the company. A story is made up about her being engaged to Nick, a guy whom she just met at a friend's wedding, and all seems to work out well for Kate. She even gets the attention of a colleague she had always wanted, but events soon take a dramatic turn, forcing her to 'present' her alleged fiance to her boss. Written by Malthus <zombie@il.fontys.nl>

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Kate always lived her life by the rules...some rules were meant to be broken See more »

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Rated PG-13 for sensuality and related dialogue | See all certifications »

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1 August 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El retrato perfecto  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,809,026, 3 August 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$31,058,643, 5 October 1997

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,900,000, 9 November 1997
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Trivia

Matthew Broderick, Jon Stewart, John Corbett, and William Baldwin all screentested for the role of Nick. Jennifer Aniston pushed for her then-boyfriend Tate Donovan to assume the role, and was unhappy when Jay Mohr was ultimately cast. See more »

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The ad that Kate Mosley comes up with for Guildens mustard revolves around the fact that Cindy Crawford graduated 2nd in her class with a scientific degree. In truth, Cindy Crawford never graduated from college; she left during her freshman year to pursue her acting career. See more »

Quotes

Rita Mosely: I'd like a grandchild. So, shoot me.
Kate Mosley: All right, Ma. Well, you'll be happy to know I'm looking into getting some eggs frozen.
Rita Mosely: Wonderful. I can tell everyone I'm having a grandsicle.
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Referenced in Yes Man (2008) See more »

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Written by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren
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It's a perfect Friday-Night Film - relaxing, unwinding, undemanding.
21 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

The story has real potential - girl invents fiancé for career reasons, has to produce him on a social occasion, the guy she pays to fill the role falls for her, etc.etc . - but once it becomes evident from way out that it's abandoning any subtlety and heading for the happiest of Happy Endings, all you can do is sit back and enjoy its charm. In that sense, it's a perfect Friday-Night Film - relaxing, unwinding, undemanding. A small success - which could have been a bigger one. I'd not seen Jennifer Aniston before (WHAT!!! What planet have you been living on !!!), and I was impressed by her comic acting. She has a great range of facial expressions that she controls and times perfectly. Kevin Bacon is wasted in a silly role. Why do actors of his talents accept such thankless parts! (Well, he can enjoy the bedroom scenes with J. Aniston, I suppose . . .). Oh, incidentally, poor Jennifer has to suffer some of the worst dresses you're ever likely to see in a glossy fillum. Watch out for the cleavage-disaster that they inflict on her for her most glamorous outing.


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