The Perfect Man

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"Is it all too good to be true?"
  • PG
  • 2005
  • 1 hr 40 min
  • 5.4  (31,787)
  • 27

The Perfect Man is a romantic comedy film released in 2005, starring Hilary Duff, Heather Locklear, and Aria Wallace. It was directed by Mark Rosman and produced by Marc Platt. The movie revolves around the life of a teenager, Holly Hamilton (Hilary Duff), who is tired of constantly moving from one place to another whenever her mother, Jean Hamilton (Heather Locklear), goes through a break-up or a failed relationship. Fed up of seeing her mother unhappy and feeling disconnected from a stable environment, Holly decides to take matters into her own hands.

Being an expert in letter-writing, Holly crafts an imaginary admirer to woo her mother, and it proves to be successful. Her mother begins to feel fascinated and hopeful about the relationship, rekindling her interest in love. However, things start to get out of hand when Jean becomes too obsessed with her imaginary admirer, whom Holly names Ben.

As the situation escalates, Holly realizes the consequences of her actions and decides to make amends. She plans to end the charade and comes clean to her mother, but things get complicated when a real-life admirer comes into the picture. With Holly's cover blown, Jean discovers the truth behind Ben's identity, leaving their relationship in shambles.

Feeling responsible for the mess, Holly decides to make it right and arranges for a meeting between Jean and Ben, using her skills to help them bond. But will the reality live up to Jean's high expectations, or will the bubble of her ideal man come shattering?

Overall, The Perfect Man explores themes of love, identity, relationships, and the lengths someone would go to make their loved ones happy. The movie offers a mix of humor, romance, and drama while keeping the audience engaged and entertained.

The acting performances are excellent, with Hilary Duff providing a convincing portrayal of a teen struggling with her mother's insecurities and her own desires. Heather Locklear shines as the vulnerable, lovesick Jean, while Aria Wallace as Zoe, Holly's younger sister, adds a touch of innocence and cuteness to the movie.

One of the most significant highlights of the film is its picturesque locations, with New York and Paris being the prime backdrops. The movie's soundtrack features iconic songs from artists like Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, and KT Tunstall, which enhance the movie's overall ambiance.

In conclusion, The Perfect Man is a fun and lighthearted movie that showcases the lengths someone would go to make their loved ones happy. It's a perfect watch for anyone who's looking for a heartwarming romantic comedy with a relatable storyline and an excellent cast.

The Perfect Man is a 2005 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 40 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.4 and a MetaScore of 27.

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    1 hr 40 min
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    5.4  (31,787)
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