Perfect Man

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Hilary Duff stars in this comedy as Holly, a teenager whose lovelorn single mom (Heather Locklear) moves the family--including her youngest daughter (Aria Wallace)--to a new state every time she gets dumped, which is often. Their latest residence turns out to be Brooklyn, where the now thoroughly destabilized Holly decides that enough is enough and works to prevent mom from dating yet another local loser. She uses a friend's handsome uncle (Chris Noth) as the unwitting basis for a fictional secret admirer to keep mom occupied, but the deception quickly spins out of control, resulting in some madcap hijinx. Meanwhile, a classmate who is a comic book artist (Ben Feldman) falls for Holly, but she's way too edgy to notice that love has found her instead of her mom. This whimsical plotline may sound familiar to any non-'tweener in the audience, but it works due to the relaxed, natural rapport between Duff and Locklear who share some heartfelt moments of mother-daughter bonding. Plus, no one can squirm in tortured embarrassment quite as effectively as Duff can, and she gets plenty of opportunities. The soundtrack is peppered with Styx songs (singer Dennis DeYoung plays an impersonator of himself) and Vanessa Lengies quietly stands out with plenty of natural grace as Holly's hipster high school buddy.

Specifications

Studio Universal Home Video
SKU 40723788
UPC 025192630125
UPC 14 00025192630125
Format DVD
Release Date 1/5/2010
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Actors
Name Duff,Hilary
Link Search Link
Directors
Name Mark Rosman
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Cast & Crew
Aria Wallace - Actor
Billy Higgins - Executive Producer
Cara Silverman - Editor
Chris Noth - Actor
Christophe Beck - Original Music By
Gina Wendkos - Screenplay
Heather Locklear - Actor
Hilary Duff - Actor
Jasna Stefanovic - Production Designer
Mark Rosman - Director
Michael McQuown, et. al. - Story By
Susan Duff, et. al. - Producer
Reviews
ReviewSource San Francisco Examiner
Review The Perfect Man tries to be a feel-good chick flick for teeny-boppers. With Hilary Duff and Heather Locklear as a mother-daughter team, it has all the earmarks.But how writers Michael McQuown, Heather Robinson and Katherine Torpey thought we'd identify with, much less enjoy watching, 90-plus minutes of inherently reprehensible, shallow, ethically corrupt main characters is beyond me.
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Reviewer Edie Sellers
ReviewRating 3
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review The Perfect Man crawls hand over bloody hand up the stony face of this plot, while we in the audience do not laugh because it is not nice to laugh at those less fortunate than ourselves, and the people in this movie are less fortunate than the people in just about any other movie I can think of, simply because they are in it.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 2
Features
DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Aspect Ratio 1.33:1, Dolby Digital (5.1); Dolby Surround Sound, Deleted Scenes, Outtakes, Feature Commentary, Featurettes, English, French, Spanish Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Duff,Hilary
Label Mca Home Video
Video Format DVD

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