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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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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$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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When Jean goes out with Lenny to the Styx tribute concert, it is a Saturday night. That same night, Zoe meets Amy at the Bistro to speak with Ben about a school project, which is "due tomorrow", which would mean Sunday. See more »

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Holly Hamilton: Looks like mom was right. Staying turned out to be the greatest adventure of all. And let me tell you, it has made me do some crazy things. Like plan ahead and paint my room, and hang pictures on the walls. I mean, I used a nail and everything.
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I can't believe I liked this film as much as I did.
4 June 2005 | by (Carpenteria, CA) – See all my reviews

OK. I'm a Caucasian male in my 30's, there is no reason this film should appeal to me. So, I had the opportunity to see it last night. It has been a long time since I've been so pleasantly surprised in a movie theater. Firstly, the performances were great- Duff and Locklear (I never liked her before, but she's funny and beautiful and delivers... crazy) were dynamic and interesting. Noth is kind of irritating, but I guess some people find him sexy. Anyway, what on the face is a silly small tale is in fact a movie of surprising depth about relationships, the fear of solitude, and familial interaction. Who the hell knew a director of pulpy TV stuff had this in him? I'm considering that perhaps I was emotionally available or vulnerable, but objectively, the film-making is consummate. It looks great- like a big 80's comedy, nice and vivid and bright. So, don't fight if you are taken by a wife/daughter... you will be nicely surprised.


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