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The Perfect Man (2005)

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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:

The story of a family that wanted it all. Never settle 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:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,300,980, 19 June 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$16,247,775, 7 August 2005
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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

Jean Hamilton (Heather Locklear) answers BADGER to a clue in a New York Times crossword puzzle. It's highly unlikely that she was correctly answering a clue, as the last time BADGER appeared as an answer in the New York Times was October 06, 1997. See more »

Goofs

While unpacking the glasses in their Brooklyn apartment, there are glasses in the cabinet and in the next scene the glasses are no longer there. See more »

Quotes

Lenny: So are you free Saturday night?
Jean Hamilton: What'd you have in mind?
Lenny: Oh, nothing short of rocking your world, babe.
Jean Hamilton: Well, my world doesn't rock that easy.
Dolores: That's right, make him work for it, girlfriend!
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Connections

References Bambi (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

I Will Learn to Love Again
Written by Diane Warren
Performed by Kaci Lyn Battaglia (as Kaci)
Courtesy of Curb Records
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Perfect Man far from perfect
16 June 2005 | by cjtyson1See all my reviews

Saw this at a press preview and was sadly disappointed. Even though Heather Locklear is nice to look at, I disliked her selfish character right from the beginning. This dark subject was portrayed with too much fluff and the movie was wrought with simple errors and missing elements. In one scene, Jean is asked to go to a Styx concert and says, "Who is Styx?" In the next scene, she knows the band well enough to know the people on stage aren't the real singers. (They're a tribute band.) Holly's young friend (and niece to Pefect man) disappears 3/4 into the movie never to be seen again. The flaming gay stereotyped bartender added nothing to the plot but comic relief. Don't waste your money at the box office. If you must see it, wait for Netflix.


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