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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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Comedy | Family | Romance

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

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$966,967 (Australia) (23 September 2005)
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The movie was based on Heather Robinson's life as a teenager in Tucson, AZ. See more »

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When Holly is confessing to Jean under the bridge, as Holly tells her mom that "the perfect you is real" Jean pulls her green wrap close over her shoulders and neck. When the camera cuts to Jean walking away, the wrap is off her left shoulder. See more »

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A Powerful and Impressive Mother-Daughter Movie
1 July 2005 | by (utah) – See all my reviews

Every so often a mother-daughter movie comes out that really makes an impression. But "A Perfect Man" (2005) really hits hard at some relevant and pertinent issues confronting many young females across America. This is a timely and powerful light entertaining movie for single mothers and their daughters with a great message and hard message about having to be responsible, growing up, and working through problems not running away from them. The only scene that became hard to watch was one in the restaurant that seemed harshly cruel and unwarranted on the part of Hillary Duff's character. The script was good and the performances were decent. The resolution with the mother was particularly well-balanced unlike most other American endings that have to go out of their way to really highlight such endings. I regard this movie as one of the high points of the year for an enjoyable, but worthwhile teenage family movie (mostly for women of course), though it's really curious why more males rated this movie slightly better than the females. Eight out of Ten Stars.


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