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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:

The Perfect Man 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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Trivia

The instant messenger used in the movie is MSN Messenger 6.5 See more »

Goofs

When Jean gets out of Lenny's car after their date, her shoes keep changing from her hands to his. Lenny takes them from her when she's getting out of the car but then she's seen carrying them in the long shot. Then when Lenny goes to kiss her, they're in his hands again. See more »

Quotes

Holly Hamilton: Looks like mom was right. Staying turned out to be the greatest adventure of all. And let me tell you, it has made me do some crazy things. Like plan ahead and paint my room, and hang pictures on the walls. I mean, I used a nail and everything.
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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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Must see for divorcees and their children. Puts things into perspective.
18 June 2005 | by FreebieProofSee all my reviews

Tonight I saw a "Perfect Man". While there were a few inconsistencies such as bad Brooklyn Accents and that Holly (Hillary Duff) was 16 and driving in NYC, you must be 18 to drive within the city limits, the movie itself was great. I am the daughter of divorced parents, as so many of us in today's world. I always resented that my mother changed my sister and my lives to benefit her own. However we saw this movie together and after we both had a really good cry. She related to Jean (Heather Locklear), a single mother who moved over a man. And I related to Holly (Duff) who didn't want to move and had to leave her friends behind. Although it's not clear if the mother was divorced or never married, this movie was an amazing account of the divorcée and her daughters attempts to get things right.


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