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Picture Perfect (1997)

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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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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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Kate always lived her life by the rules...some rules were meant to be broken See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jay Mohr and Kevin Dunn also appear in Small Soldiers (1998) together. See more »

Goofs

When Nick first arrives to see Kate at Mercer Advertising, she tells him to pick her up and carry her into the office. Just before he does so, he drops his bag on the floor to his left. In the next shot, the bag has disappeared. See more »

Quotes

Rita Mosely: I'd like a grandchild. So, shoot me.
Kate Mosley: All right, Ma. Well, you'll be happy to know I'm looking into getting some eggs frozen.
Rita Mosely: Wonderful. I can tell everyone I'm having a grandsicle.
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The More I See You
Written by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren
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Predictable but nice
18 January 2003 | by rbverhoefSee all my reviews

Jennifer Aniston is not really her Rachel from Friends but she comes close in Picture Perfect as Cate. I like her in Friends and I think because of that I liked her in this film.

The story is even more predictable than movies as Notting Hill and Addicted to love, but I did like it. It is simple, it makes you feel good, there's no real bad guy or girl, there is some chemistry and we all know it will end very happy.

You can like Aniston here, or may be you don´t because she is too much Rachel. I liked her because she is. Kevin Bacon was a little disappointing in a role that might be too easy for him and you will like Jay Mohr. If you want to feel good and sleep with a nice feeling, you might want to watch this. 6/10.


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