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The Perfect Man (2005)

 -  Comedy | Family | Romance  -  17 June 2005 (USA)
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Teenager Holly Hamilton is tired of moving every time her single mom Jean has another personal meltdown involving yet another second-rate guy. To distract her mother from her latest bad ... See full summary »

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Teenager Holly Hamilton is tired of moving every time her single mom Jean has another personal meltdown involving yet another second-rate guy. To distract her mother from her latest bad choice, Holly conceives the perfect plan for the perfect man.. an imaginary secret admirer who will romance Jean and boost her shaky self-esteem. When the virtual relationship takes off, Holly finds herself having to produce the suitor, borrowing her friend's charming and handsome Uncle Ben as the face behind the e-mails, notes and gifts. Holly must resort to increasingly desperate measures to keep the ruse alive and protect her mom's newfound happiness, almost missing the real perfect man when he does come along. Written by Helen Waite

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Is it all too good to be true? See more »

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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Rated PG for some mildly suggestive content | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

El hombre perfecto  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$266,406 (Australia) (16 September 2005)

Gross:

$966,967 (Australia) (23 September 2005)
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When Amy takes the picture of her Uncle Ben to make him say "Cheese" he has his head straight up and his teeth showing. But when Jean looks at the picture later he has his head tilted and his mouth closed. See more »

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Holly Hamilton: Can you believe it? The Teenage Gypsy has finally settled down. Now I don't just have a home page. I have a home.
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Good effort from Hilary
27 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hilary Duff once again steps into her comfortable role as the good girl next door, this time as Heather Locklear's daughter. Tired of her mom having a breakdown and moving every time she gets dumped by another third rate guy. To prevent going on another "adventure", and to save her mother's self esteem, Holly concocts a plot for the imaginary perfect man for her mother.

The film is charming. Although it's no Oscar contender, this film exists to entertain and make audiences laugh. There are some cheesy moments and lines, but it doesn't hurt the film. Hilary Duff has improved her acting even more since 2004's "Raise Your Voice" and Heather Locklear adds a certain flair to the story not always seen in a Hilary Duff movie. The sub romantic plot between Holly and Ben is sweet, and you get some scenic views of New York, all of which helps to make a pleasurable movie that should've been a hit but instead got swallowed up by blockbusters at the box office.


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