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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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The story of a family that wanted it all. Never settle 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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$966,967 (Australia) (23 September 2005)
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Trivia

The movie was based on Heather Robinson's life as a teenager in Tucson, AZ. See more »

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When Holly is first in Uncle Ben's restaurant eating ice cream, first it's the plain bar, then it switches back and forth between the normal bar and a white mat. See more »

Quotes

Holly Hamilton: [Patsy Cline's "I Fall To Pieces" plays] Patsy's back. It's packing time.
Wichita Girl: Does this mean you're not going to the dance?
Holly Hamilton: We'll be gone by the end of the week. I'll stay in touch.
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Givin Up Givin Up
Written by Ray Gelato, Peter Tomasso
Performed by Ray Gelato and His Band
Courtesy of Double Scoop Records
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Follows formula quite well
4 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hilary Duff has never made a movie on her own that I've liked. "A Cinderella Story" was mediocre at best and "Raise Your Voice" had to be on the worst films of 2004. "The Perfect Man" is another Duff vehicle that received horrid reviews, which is funny because I actually thought it was sort of decent. It is the type of movie that is bland and indistinguishable, yes, but also decently so. The storyline zips along with enough plausibility and chuckles for you to feel like the rental fee was worth it. Unlike "A Cinderella Story" and "Raise Your Voice," Duff is not a victim this time, which was refreshing. In fact, she's can be narcissistic and cruel. Heather Locklear plays her distressed mom, and I haven't seen any of her other films but I thought she was believable enough. Ben Feldman is affable as Duff's love interest and Chris Noth is quite good as a charming restraunteer. Speaking of Noth, a good way to sum up "The Perfect Man" is that it plays out a more extended version of a Sex and the City episode, only without the risqué humor or racy subject matter, which makes it a good fit for moms and their daughters. Not a great film, but it follows its dubious formula well enough for me to recommend it to some.

GRADE: B


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