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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 »

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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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Details

Official Sites:

Universal [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 June 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El hombre perfecto See more »

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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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Trivia

The lead singer of the Styx tribute band was Styx's actual lead singer until 1999, Dennis DeYoung. See more »

Goofs

When Holly is confessing to Jean under the bridge, as Holly tells her mom that "the perfect you is real" Jean pulls her green wrap close over her shoulders and neck. When the camera cuts to Jean walking away, the wrap is off her left shoulder. See more »

Quotes

Lenny: Attention shoppers, need a quick pick me up? Why don't you head on over to our coffee corner and pick yourself up a half-calf-carmel machiato. But remember, coffee can be hot... it can have an intensity like you've never felt before... searing deep into your flesh... your tender... vulnerable... so easily hurt flesh. So, be sure to ask for a protective sleeve when you pick up your coffee... maybe ask for another one to slip over your heart. Thank you!
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Until It Happens to You
Written by Joe Lervold and Lisa Aschmann
Performed by Joel Evans
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Good effort from Hilary
27 August 2006 | by flippensweet88See all my reviews

Hilary Duff once again steps into her comfortable role as the good girl next door, this time as Heather Locklear's daughter. Tired of her mom having a breakdown and moving every time she gets dumped by another third rate guy. To prevent going on another "adventure", and to save her mother's self esteem, Holly concocts a plot for the imaginary perfect man for her mother.

The film is charming. Although it's no Oscar contender, this film exists to entertain and make audiences laugh. There are some cheesy moments and lines, but it doesn't hurt the film. Hilary Duff has improved her acting even more since 2004's "Raise Your Voice" and Heather Locklear adds a certain flair to the story not always seen in a Hilary Duff movie. The sub romantic plot between Holly and Ben is sweet, and you get some scenic views of New York, all of which helps to make a pleasurable movie that should've been a hit but instead got swallowed up by blockbusters at the box office.


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