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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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Mrs. Mercer
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Jim Davenport
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1st Ad Executive
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Bray Poor ...
3rd Ad Executive
Daryl Edwards ...
4th Ad Executive
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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  »

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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

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

Goofs

After Nick saves the girl, he has a cast on his right arm and hand. During the dinner/breakup scene, before dinner you see his cast under his sleeve. When the toast is made at the dinner, you see Nick's right hand and the cast is gone. Then when he breaks up with Kate, the cast is seen again. 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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References The Little Rascals (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Bach's Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring #7
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Marie-Claire Alain
Courtesy of Erato Disques
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Better than it has any right to be
26 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is yet another romantic comedy that wants to get by on charm rather than anything genuinely funny or romantic, but surprisingly, for the most part, it does. Part of that is due to the fact that everyone in the cast is likable, particularly Jennifer Anniston, who I'm not a big fan of, and Jay Mohr, who I like but aside from JERRY MAGUIRE haven't seen much of. Also, director Glenn Gordon Caron may be working with an outrageous concept, as most romantic comedies these days do, but he tries to keep it grounded, which is nice. I'd recommend it more except I hated the ending; not for who she ends up with, but how.


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