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"John Travolta and Jamie Lee Curtis work up a sweat together!"
  • R
  • 1985
  • 1 hr 59 min
  • 4.7  (5,904)
  • 46

"Perfect" is a 1985 American drama film that explores the world of Los Angeles fitness clubs and the quest for the perfect body. It is directed by James Bridges and stars John Travolta, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Ramey Ellis in lead roles. The story revolves around Adam Lawrence (John Travolta), a journalist based in Rolling Stone magazine who is assigned to write an article on the latest fitness craze. He decides to focus on "The Sports Connection," a popular Los Angeles gym, where he meets the club's owner, Zack (Ramey Ellis), who has grand plans for taking the club to the next level.

Adam is instantly attracted to Jessie Wilson (Jamie Lee Curtis), a fitness instructor at the club. He decides to join the gym to learn more about the fitness craze and its devotees, including Jessie, who is a fitness fanatic and a role model for many of the club's members. As Adam gets deeper into the fitness culture, he discovers that many of the people at the gym are using steroids and drugs to enhance their physical appearance.

Throughout the film, Adam grapples with his own insecurities about his body and weight. He admits to Jessie that he wants to lose weight and tone his physique. Jessie encourages him to work hard and become the best he can be. As Adam spends more time at the gym and becomes a regular, he learns more about the people who frequent it and begins to understand their motivations.

As part of his article research, Adam gets involved with other gym-goers, including a group of women who call themselves "The First Wives Club." These women are mostly middle-aged divorcees who have found new confidence in their bodies and are looking for love and companionship. Adam becomes friends with them and provides emotional support as they navigate their new lives.

As Adam writes his article, he realizes that the story he really wants to tell is not about steroids, drugs, or the perfect body but about the people who are using fitness to improve their lives. His article, instead of focusing on sensationalist exposes, features the personal stories of gym-goers and how they are using fitness to overcome their challenges and find meaning in their lives.

"Perfect" is a fascinating film that explores societal attitudes towards beauty, fitness, and self-improvement. It is notable for its depiction of the burgeoning fitness industry in the mid-1980s and the desire of people to achieve the perfect body. The performances by John Travolta, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Ramey Ellis are nuanced and engaging, bringing depth and humanity to their characters.

Overall, "Perfect" is an engrossing and enjoyable film that provides a unique insight into the fitness culture of the 1980s. It is a thought-provoking exploration of how we define beauty and the lengths to which we are willing to go to achieve it.

Perfect is a 1985 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 59 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.7 and a MetaScore of 46.

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