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Picture Perfect (1997)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1 August 1997 (USA)
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A young advertising executive's life becomes increasingly complicated when, in order to impress her boss, she pretends to be engaged to a man she has just met.

Director:

Glenn Gordon Caron

Writers:

Arleen Sorkin (story), Paul Slansky (story) | 4 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Aniston ... Kate
Jay Mohr ... Nick
Kevin Bacon ... Sam
Olympia Dukakis ... Rita
Illeana Douglas ... Darcy
Kevin Dunn ... Mr. Mercer
Anne Twomey Anne Twomey ... Sela
Faith Prince ... Mrs. Mercer
John Rothman ... Jim Davenport
Meg Gibson ... Mrs. Davenport (as Margaret Gibson)
Paul Cassell ... Brad
Ivar Brogger ... 1st Ad Executive
Peter McRobbie ... 2nd Ad Executive
Bray Poor Bray Poor ... 3rd Ad Executive
Daryl Edwards ... 4th Ad Executive
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Storyline

Kate is working on a career at Mercer Advertising but is passed up for promotion because she's 'not stable enough', still being single and having no ties to the company. A story is made up about her being engaged to Nick, a guy whom she just met at a friend's wedding, and all seems to work out well for Kate. She even gets the attention of a colleague she had always wanted, but events soon take a dramatic turn, forcing her to 'present' her alleged fiance to her boss. Written by Malthus <zombie@il.fontys.nl>

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Taglines:

She was prepared for anything until love stormed in. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sensuality and related dialogue | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Fox

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El retrato perfecto See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,809,026, 3 August 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$31,058,643, 5 October 1997

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,900,000, 9 November 1997
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Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Matthew Broderick, Jon Stewart, John Corbett, and William Baldwin all screentested for the role of Nick. Jennifer Aniston pushed for her then-boyfriend Tate Donovan to assume the role, and was unhappy when Jay Mohr was ultimately cast. See more »

Goofs

When Kate meets up with Nick to ask him to help her with her scheme, Nick orders a coke. Neither of them touches it during the whole conversation but in the end, when Nick leaves, the glass is almost empty. See more »

Quotes

Kate Mosley: I don't know, Sam. It just feels wrong, you know? It just feels really, really wrong.
Sam Mayfair: Well, good, 'cause that's the feeling... that you feel... right before... it feels - incredible!
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Connections

References Cinderella (1950) See more »

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I Had the Craziest Dream
Written by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren
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It's a perfect Friday-Night Film - relaxing, unwinding, undemanding.
21 August 1999 | by Jim-249See all my reviews

The story has real potential - girl invents fiancé for career reasons, has to produce him on a social occasion, the guy she pays to fill the role falls for her, etc.etc . - but once it becomes evident from way out that it's abandoning any subtlety and heading for the happiest of Happy Endings, all you can do is sit back and enjoy its charm. In that sense, it's a perfect Friday-Night Film - relaxing, unwinding, undemanding. A small success - which could have been a bigger one. I'd not seen Jennifer Aniston before (WHAT!!! What planet have you been living on !!!), and I was impressed by her comic acting. She has a great range of facial expressions that she controls and times perfectly. Kevin Bacon is wasted in a silly role. Why do actors of his talents accept such thankless parts! (Well, he can enjoy the bedroom scenes with J. Aniston, I suppose . . .). Oh, incidentally, poor Jennifer has to suffer some of the worst dresses you're ever likely to see in a glossy fillum. Watch out for the cleavage-disaster that they inflict on her for her most glamorous outing.


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