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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:

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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 lead singer of the Styx tribute band was Styx's actual lead singer until 1999, Dennis DeYoung. See more »

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Must see for divorcees and their children. Puts things into perspective.
18 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tonight I saw a "Perfect Man". While there were a few inconsistencies such as bad Brooklyn Accents and that Holly (Hillary Duff) was 16 and driving in NYC, you must be 18 to drive within the city limits, the movie itself was great. I am the daughter of divorced parents, as so many of us in today's world. I always resented that my mother changed my sister and my lives to benefit her own. However we saw this movie together and after we both had a really good cry. She related to Jean (Heather Locklear), a single mother who moved over a man. And I related to Holly (Duff) who didn't want to move and had to leave her friends behind. Although it's not clear if the mother was divorced or never married, this movie was an amazing account of the divorcée and her daughters attempts to get things right.


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