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A Perfect Man (2013)

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A womanizing husband inadvertently falls back in love with his wife over the phone when she pretends to be another woman.


Kees Van Oostrum





Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeanne Tripplehorn ... Nina
Liev Schreiber ... James
Joelle Carter ... Lynn
Louise Fletcher ... Abbie
Renée Soutendijk ... Martha
Huub Stapel ... Pieter
Katie Carr ... Laura
Kevin Rooney Kevin Rooney ... Wendell
Joop Doderer Joop Doderer ... Hendrik
Marielle Van Sauers Marielle Van Sauers ... Helga
Marc Van Eeghem Marc Van Eeghem ... Joop
Victor Löw ... Joost
Michael Pas ... Winston
Baruch Schwarts Baruch Schwarts ... Bartender
Yannick van de Velde ... Tristan


A womanizing husband inadvertently falls back in love with his wife over the phone when she pretends to be another woman.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexual content and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Filmed in 2000 under the title "Dial 9 for Love" (later changed to "Men Are Dogs") with a planned 2001 release. The production company pulled out just after filming was completed, leading to the film being shelved as there was no money left to finish it. Several years later, director Kees Van Oostrum showed a rough cut to several hundred students at the filmmaking workshop he was teaching at Drexel University, and, buoyed by their positive reactions, decided to find a way to finish the film. Gary W. Wilkes stepped in as executive producer after Van Oostrum showed him the rough cut, and arranged for the necessary funding to shoot additional background scenes, create visual effects, record a score, finish editing and perform a digital intermediate. The film was finally completed in late 2012 and released in 2013 as "A Perfect Man". See more »


Nina: I say timing is everything.
James: I thought it was location.
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by Jeff Cardoni
(p) 2014 Double Eagle Records
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User Reviews

Loved the dog
5 October 2018 | by rhondasmitSee all my reviews

The movie is meh. Cheating husband, wife fed up, but oh they still love each other - that was never their problem, even though he has slept with anything that moves, but who cares... ... seriously, you can't really care, the people are so unappealing and flawed, and not even in the least interesting, but it's the dog who steals the show.

I love Briards, and Larry (Mahler) is great.

The people have no redeeming properties, and don't deserve the dog. The man uses him as a bargaining chit, the woman doesn't take the dog with her when she leaves, knowing that the man won't walk him/care for him, so to a dog lover like me, either one of them can go straight to hell, and give the dog to me.

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Release Date:

31 October 2013 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Dial 9 for Love See more »


Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$388, 3 November 2013

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Double Eagle See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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