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The Perfect You (2002)

A waiter/writer living with his dad and a neat freak who's just landed a job as a reporter in New York, meet by colliding on the Brooklyn Bridge, and romance ensues.


Matthew Miller


Matthew Miller




Cast overview, first billed only:
Jenny McCarthy ... Whitney
Chris Eigeman ... Jimmy
Paul Dooley ... Larry
Josh Stamberg ... Eddie
Drea de Matteo ... Dee (as Drea DeMatteo)
Matt Price ... Leo
Brad Beyer ... Chad
Dennis Boutsikaris ... Dr. Levy
Tina Benko ... Bartender
Michael Hobbs Michael Hobbs ... Restaurant Manager
Jordan Ladd ... Dana
Sofia Sokolov ... Jamey
Daniel Jenkins ... Keith (as Dan Jenkins)
Joelle Carter ... Kate
Brian Anthony Wilson ... Phil


A waiter/writer living with his dad and a neat freak who's just landed a job as a reporter in New York, meet by colliding on the Brooklyn Bridge, and romance ensues.

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, language and some drug material

Did You Know?


Also known as "Crazy Little Thing". See more »


Jimmy describes Kara as a blonde, but in the following flashback scene the girl playing the part is clearly a brunette. See more »


Jimmy: What happens to the people who never fall in love? You never hear about them.
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Written by Robert Bradley, Andrew Nehra, Michael Nehra, Jeff Fowles & Tim Diaz
Performed by Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise
Courtesy of The RCA Music Group, a unit of BMG Entertainment
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One of those lost, slipped-through-the-cracks, little gems that truly dazzles
8 January 2007 | by act2LASee all my reviews

Amazing! Over the years, I have discovered some of the most original and memorable films on late, late night TV and this is definitely another one of those little gems. Probably the most charming thing a movie like this can deliver is absolute unpredictability. You watch; you immediately discover these fully-developed, charming, complicated, quirky, fascinating characters -- and they just take over. They simply start to do their thing and it's not like anything you have ever seen before -- because you've never seen these characters anywhere else before. Wonderful! It's called originality and it has become a very rare thing in a movie from any major studio. This film is completely absorbing and entertaining -- every minute is an adventure -- and you just do not want it to end.

You have to wonder -- how did this miss getting noticed when it first came out? Was it a bad title? In this case, it seems they couldn't decide which of the two titles to use. Yes; you will find it under BOTH IMDb-listed titles! Was it simply the failure of the marketing department? Obviously, lame titles and poor marketing have torpedoed the release of many a fine film. But wow -- what an inspired script -- complete with sparkling dialog. The film is superbly directed -- and just look at the class-A on screen talent here! Jenny McCarthy is truly sublime in this role.

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Release Date:

1 March 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crazy Little Thing See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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1.78 : 1
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