The Perfect Man

  • PG
  • Mark Rosman (2005)
  • US
  • 96 min
Film Review
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1 out of 5

Even ardent Hilary Duff fans will have a hard time swallowing this thoroughly dim-witted romantic comedy. Duff plays Holly, a high-school teen cursed with a frankly certifiable mother (Heather Locklear) who drags her from state to state in search of the mythical "perfect man". When the dismal duo finally wash up in Brooklyn, Holly decides to take matters into her own hands and invents a fictitious romantic partner for her crazy ma. To be fair, not much of the blame can be laid at the feet of either Locklear or Duff - both occasionally seem to be on the verge of realising the sheer stupidity of the scenario and simply walking out. Rather, it's Gina Wendkos's asinine, gaseous and often illogical screenplay together with Mark Rosman's insultingly lazy direction that render this almost unwatchable.

Plot Summary

Romantic comedy staring Heather Locklear, Hilary Duff and Christopher Noth. A single woman's obsessive quest for the "perfect man" results in her dragging her teenage daughter from from state to state in a series of house moves. When the pair end up in New York City, the young woman decides it's time to take matters into her own hands.

Cast and crew

Cast

Holly Hamilton
Hilary Duff
Jean Hamilton
Heather Locklear
Ben Cooper
Christopher Noth
Lenny Horton
Mike O'Malley
Adam Forrest
Ben Feldman
Amy Pearl
Vanessa Lengies
Gloria
Caroline Rhea
Dolores
Kym Whitley
Zoe Hamilton
Aria Wallace

Crew

Director
Mark Rosman

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
UIP
Available on DVD
Released 19 Aug 2005
Certificate PG
Categories
Comedy
Drama

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