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The Perfect Man (2005)

A lonely mother begins receiving romantic e-mails from a secret admirer, unaware that this perfect man is really a creation of her daughter who is trying to cheer her up.

Director:

Mark Rosman

Writers:

Michael McQuown (story), Heather Robinson (story) | 2 more credits »
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hilary Duff ... Holly Hamilton
Heather Locklear ... Jean Hamilton
Chris Noth ... Ben Cooper
Mike O'Malley ... Lenny Horton
Ben Feldman ... Adam Forrest
Vanessa Lengies ... Amy Pearl
Caroline Rhea ... Gloria
Kym Whitley ... Dolores
Aria Wallace ... Zoe Hamilton
Carson Kressley ... Lance
Michelle Nolden ... Amber
Maggie Castle ... Wichita Girl
Gerry Mendicino Gerry Mendicino ... Market Co-Worker
James McGowan ... Jean's Suitor
Philip Akin Philip Akin ... 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Is it all too good to be true? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mildly suggestive content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Second film of Hilary Duff and director Mark Rosman together. See more »

Goofs

When Jean goes out with Lenny to the Styx tribute concert, it is a Saturday night. That same night, Zoe meets Amy at the Bistro to speak with Ben about a school project, which is "due tomorrow", which would mean Sunday. See more »

Quotes

Gloria: I can't believe it. And he sent you a present, too?
Jean Hamilton: Yeah, a CD of a band I'd never heard of, but I loved. It's like he knows me better than I know myself.
Gloria: So, why is he hiding?
Jean Hamilton: He's not hiding. He's just...
Gloria: Just what?
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Connections

Featured in Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Episode #12.144 (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Babe
Written by Dennis DeYoung
Performed by Dennis DeYoung
Courtesy of Grand Illusion Music
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great, light hearted movie. funny
19 June 2005 | by rwolfe34See all my reviews

Great movie for a light hearted time at the movies. The reviewer who saw "microphones" above the actors heads was totally WRONG!! They were referring to "booms" and I watched the whole movie and saw exactly NONE. I was looking for them after that review and would have seen them if they were there. That review put a damper on the movie for my wife and I as we were looking for those flaws and it distracted a little from the true enjoyment that we had watching this movie. We are in our 50's and still liked this movie. It is not a chick flick and did not show any microphones. The acting was great and even Chris Noth was able to pull off the comedy. This story has a lot of humor and Hilliary Duff was fantastic.


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Official Sites:

Universal [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 June 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,300,980, 19 June 2005

Gross USA:

$16,535,005

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,770,475
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS (DTS HD Master Audio 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| Dolby Digital (Dolby Digital 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| SDDS (8 channels) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1 (D-Cinema prints) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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