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The Perfect Man (2005)

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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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English Teacher
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Storyline

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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17 June 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El hombre perfecto  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,300,980 (USA) (17 June 2005)

Gross:

$16,247,775 (USA) (5 August 2005)
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Trivia

Jean Hamilton (Heather Locklear) answers BADGER to a clue in a New York Times crossword puzzle. It's highly unlikely that she was correctly answering a clue, as the last time BADGER appeared as an answer in the New York Times was October 06, 1997. See more »

Goofs

Fire sprinklers are controlled individually by a little glass vial of liquid which bursts when heated to a predetermined temperature. The glass vial is stopping the valve from opening, water will come out from the nozzle when the vial is broken. Heating up one sprinkler therefore will set off that sprinkler, not the entire restaurant. See more »

Quotes

Holly Hamilton: Your uncle is a genius!
Amy Pearl: It worked?
Holly Hamilton: She was singing - happy songs! She NEVER sings happy songs!
Amy Pearl: Yeah, neither do I, but don't send me flowers, ok? I like it that way.
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Featured in Mom & Me (2005) See more »

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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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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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