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Picture Perfect (1997)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1 August 1997 (USA)
A young advertising executive's life becomes increasingly complicated when, in order to impress her boss, she pretends to be engaged to a man she has just met.

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Kate is working on a career at Mercer Advertising but is passed up for promotion because she's 'not stable enough', still being single and having no ties to the company. A story is made up about her being engaged to Nick, a guy whom she just met at a friend's wedding, and all seems to work out well for Kate. She even gets the attention of a colleague she had always wanted, but events soon take a dramatic turn, forcing her to 'present' her alleged fiance to her boss. Written by Malthus <zombie@il.fontys.nl>

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Kate always lived her life by the rules...some rules were meant to be broken See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sensuality and related dialogue | See all certifications »

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1 August 1997 (USA)  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,809,026 (USA) (3 August 1997)

Gross:

$31,058,643 (USA) (5 October 1997)
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Kevin Bacon, Kevin Dunn, and llleana Douglas also starred in Stir of Echoes (1999) together. See more »

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The ad the Kate Mosley comes up with for Guildens mustard revolves around the fact that Cindy Crawford graduated 2nd in her class with a scientific degree. In truth, Cindy Crawford never graduated from college; she left during her freshman year to pursue her acting career. See more »

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Kate Mosley: I like men, men like me... but then somewhere in the last year or so, I just... I've just gotten so screwed up.
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Referenced in Less Than Perfect: Picture Perfect Party (2003) See more »

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They Can't Take That Away From Me
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Written by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
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If you're a fan of the actors, it's reasonable to say you'll find something to enjoy here.
6 December 2005 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

I only saw this film because of Kevin Bacon and Jennifer Aniston both being in it. Not a huge fan of either of them, but nevertheless I thought it might be interesting to see Aniston (during the peak of "Friends'" popularity) crossing over into mainstream film. For the most part, it works.

She's basically playing Rachel, her character from the TV show, again. Aniston's character is a shy, awkward business woman who isn't promoted due to the fact that she is considered "unstable" - no husband, family, etc. So she hires a fake boyfriend, Nick (Jay Mohr), to pose as her lover. She ends up winning the affections of a man she has a crush on in her office (Bacon), but then Nick begins to actually fall in love with her.

The title derives from the fact that she works at a picture agency, and that's where a lot of the film's scenes take place. It gets a little weary after a while, and is very predictable - but if you're a fan of the actors, it's reasonable to say you'll find something to enjoy here.


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