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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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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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She was prepared for anything until love stormed in. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,809,026 (USA) (1 August 1997)

Gross:

$31,058,643 (USA) (3 October 1997)
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Trivia

Jennifer Aniston plays an older women as Nick ask Kate "What's your birthday?", " April 3,1968". Jennifer's actual birthday is February 11, 1969. See more »

Goofs

When Kate goes to see Sam at a bar, after Nick has come to New York City, she grabs her purse on the way out. When Nick comes to meet her at the bar, and they are walking home, she is carrying a completely different purse. See more »

Quotes

Kate Mosley: I want a billboard in the middle of Time Square. Okay? I want... I want a commercial in the middle of the Academy Awards, and I want a 10-page layout in Vanity Fair - and that's... that's what I want.
Darcy: Yeah, me, too. God, we're shallow!
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References The Patty Duke Show (1963) See more »

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Written by Jebin Bruni and Kevin Hunter
Produced by Kevin Hunter and Jebin Bruni
Performed by Dragstrip Superstar
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If you're a fan of the actors, it's reasonable to say you'll find something to enjoy here.
6 December 2005 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

I only saw this film because of Kevin Bacon and Jennifer Aniston both being in it. Not a huge fan of either of them, but nevertheless I thought it might be interesting to see Aniston (during the peak of "Friends'" popularity) crossing over into mainstream film. For the most part, it works.

She's basically playing Rachel, her character from the TV show, again. Aniston's character is a shy, awkward business woman who isn't promoted due to the fact that she is considered "unstable" - no husband, family, etc. So she hires a fake boyfriend, Nick (Jay Mohr), to pose as her lover. She ends up winning the affections of a man she has a crush on in her office (Bacon), but then Nick begins to actually fall in love with her.

The title derives from the fact that she works at a picture agency, and that's where a lot of the film's scenes take place. It gets a little weary after a while, and is very predictable - but if you're a fan of the actors, it's reasonable to say you'll find something to enjoy here.


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