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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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Sela
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Mrs. Mercer
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Jim Davenport
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Mrs. Davenport (as Margaret Gibson)
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Brad
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1st Ad Executive
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Bray Poor ...
3rd Ad Executive
Daryl Edwards ...
4th Ad Executive
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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

El retrato perfecto  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,809,026, 3 August 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$31,058,643, 5 October 1997

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,900,000, 9 November 1997
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Matthew Broderick, Jon Stewart, John Corbett, and William Baldwin all screentested for the role of Nick. Jennifer Aniston pushed for her then-boyfriend Tate Donovan to assume the role, and was unhappy when Jay Mohr was ultimately cast. See more »

Goofs

When Nick first arrives to see Kate at Mercer Advertising, she tells him to pick her up and carry her into the office. Just before he does so, he drops his bag on the floor to his left. In the next shot, the bag has disappeared. See more »

Quotes

Darcy: That was impressive, I have to tell you. I... I could hardly keep my legs together.
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Connections

References The Patty Duke Show (1963) See more »

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I Had the Craziest Dream
Written by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren
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User Reviews

A lovely, light romance. Aniston is terrific.
4 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

There is quite a bit of divergence here with the Imdb comments for this movie, which may reflect where people's hearts were at when they viewed it. This is not a block buster or Academy Awards winner, but I found it to be very enjoyable and certainly agree with all of the positive comments below. Actually, I was surprised how I liked it, since I am a 50 year old man and do not normally care for 'fluff movies'. The acting by Jennifer Aniston and John Mohr was very good, and the film gives an overall positive message for us all (Hollywood style, but it feels great). Watch it with someone you love, or if you have a warm romantic heart.


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