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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 »
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:

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The movie was based on Heather Robinson's life as a teenager in Tucson, AZ. See more »

Goofs

When Holly is first in Uncle Ben's restaurant eating ice cream, first it's the plain bar, then it switches back and forth between the normal bar and a white mat. See more »

Quotes

Holly Hamilton: I'm whipped, so time to hit the sheets, even though I have no idea which box there in.
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Connections

Spoofs Sex and the City (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Givin Up Givin Up
Written by Ray Gelato and Peter Tomasso
Performed by Ray Gelato and His Band
Courtesy of Double Scoop Records
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Partially boring…
2 April 2007 | by Sanou_sanSee all my reviews

I don't know why in the first place I'm so obsessed to find an original copy for this movie. Seeing the trailer was a means of breakdown, a failure to my expectations. I was excited to watch the movie to consider Heather Locklear and Hilary Duff would be working in the same film, but the plot was quite unconvincing, however for some reason I could not totally hate it. The setting of the story was cute, fine and atmospheric, but the its feeble plot remind me of knocking my prospects once again instead of knocking my socks off. Nothing interesting so far, but a simple movie with half-wits, half drama and half phase turning enigmas.

If you're in the mood this may spoil your disposition or maybe freeze your temper.


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