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Picture Perfect (1997)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1 August 1997 (USA)
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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$31,058,643 (USA) (3 October 1997)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kevin Bacon, Kevin Dunn, and llleana Douglas also starred in Stir of Echoes (1999) together. See more »

Goofs

When Kate is sitting in the seats, waiting to present to the group towards the end of the movie, right before she explains the lie about Nick, she orders food from a girl. When she goes to pay she finds the watch Nick left for her, but she never pays for the food. See more »

Quotes

Kate Mosley: [on the phone with her mother, exasperated] A diaphragm, a sponge and a rubber. Good-bye.
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Connections

Referenced in Kendra on Top: Picture Perfect (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Heaven Only Knows
Written by Andy Connell (as Andrew Connell), Corinne Drewery
Performed by Swing Out Sister
Courtesy of Mercury Records Limited
by arrangement with PolyGram FIlm & TV Licensing
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User Reviews

A lovely, light romance. Aniston is terrific.
4 January 2000 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

There is quite a bit of divergence here with the Imdb comments for this movie, which may reflect where people's hearts were at when they viewed it. This is not a block buster or Academy Awards winner, but I found it to be very enjoyable and certainly agree with all of the positive comments below. Actually, I was surprised how I liked it, since I am a 50 year old man and do not normally care for 'fluff movies'. The acting by Jennifer Aniston and John Mohr was very good, and the film gives an overall positive message for us all (Hollywood style, but it feels great). Watch it with someone you love, or if you have a warm romantic heart.


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