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Picture Perfect (1997)

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

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1 August 1997 (USA)  »

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$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

DEM 680,903 (Germany) (5 June 1998)

Gross:

DEM 3,075,935 (Germany) (3 July 1998)
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When Nick first arrives to see Kate at Mercer Advertising, she tells him to pick her up and carry her into the office. Just before he does so, he drops his bag on the floor to his left. In the next shot, the bag has disappeared. See more »

Quotes

Kate Mosley: I don't want to date you, I don't want to marry you, I don't want to have kids with you, I just wanna break up with you.
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Referenced in Less Than Perfect: Picture Perfect Party (2003) See more »

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So out of touch with reality, it might resemble something created by alien beings...
15 December 2008 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Desperately-single advertising employee, who apparently lands all the biggest accounts for the firm based on her sheer talent and drive, is passed over for a promotion because she lives her life like "a college student"; her gal-pal invents a fiancée for her friend, but soon this unkissed honeybunch has to pony up her non-existent boyfriend for a big dinner with the boss. "Picture Perfect" wasn't made to be thought-provoking or insightful--it exists purely to charm and amuse. Unfortunately, there's nothing charming nor amusing about the central idea in this witless script (that a woman who isn't married isn't taking her life seriously, and is therefore not a likely candidate for better pay at work). Jennifer Aniston struggles with creating a character out of absolutely nothing; she has a few nice, quiet moments, but her big scenes fall flat because the writing and directing are so bad. Jay Mohr, as a video-photographer for weddings, probably comes off the best here, even though there are no romantic sparks between him and Aniston (they seem more like brother and sister). Once again, Illeana Douglas is wasted in a second-banana role (she begins the movie calling the shots but then simply evaporates); Kevin Bacon has it even worse in a himbo role (and his long hair looks really unprofessional for an account executive in New York City!). The production values and technical aspects of the film are passable, yet the sitcom set-up renders the picture utterly false. Aniston comes up with an ad campaign to put Cindy Crawford together with a bottle of mustard--but we never get to see the visual results of this! Director and co-writer Glenn Gordon Caron acts like he's working for the Lifetime Network. No wonder 20th Century-Fox pretty much threw this one away. *1/2 from ****


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