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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Kate
... Nick
... Sam
... Rita
... Darcy
... Mr. Mercer
Anne Twomey ... Sela
... Mrs. Mercer
... Jim Davenport
... Mrs. Davenport (as Margaret Gibson)
... Brad
... 1st Ad Executive
... 2nd Ad Executive
Bray Poor ... 3rd Ad Executive
... 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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Kate always lived her life by the rules...some rules were meant to be broken See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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1 August 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El retrato perfecto  »

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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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Trivia

Jay Mohr and Kevin Dunn also appear in Small Soldiers (1998) together. 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: Hey, get your hands off my stems.
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References The Little Rascals (1955) See more »

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Bad Girls
Written by Bruce Sudano, Donna Summer, Joe Esposito (as Joseph Esposito),
Eddie Hokenson (as Edward Hokenson)
Performed by Donna Summer
Courtesy of Mercury Records, Inc.
by arrangement with PolyGram FIlm & TV Licensing
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A Decent Rom-Com!
14 March 2012 | by See all my reviews

Glenn Gordon Caron's 'Picture Perfect' is A Decent Rom-Com, that entertains. Also, Jennifer Aniston & The Ever-Amazing Kevin Bacon give spirited performances.

'Picture Perfect' Synopsis: 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.

'Picture Perfect' begins & ends on a light note. Being a Rom-Com, this 1997 flick offers good humor & breezy moments. Glenn Gordon Caron's Direction is good.

As mentioned before, Jennifer Aniston & The Ever-Amazing Kevin Bacon give spirited performances. Aniston makes a lovable protagonist, while Bacon once again proves, that he can never disappoint. Another likable performance comes from Jay Mohr.

On the whole, 'Picture Perfect' isn't perfect, but a decent & light film nonetheless.


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