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Picture Perfect (1997)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1 August 1997 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Glenn Gordon Caron

Writers:

Arleen Sorkin (story), Paul Slansky (story) | 4 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Aniston ... Kate
Jay Mohr ... Nick
Kevin Bacon ... Sam
Olympia Dukakis ... Rita
Illeana Douglas ... Darcy
Kevin Dunn ... Mr. Mercer
Anne Twomey Anne Twomey ... Sela
Faith Prince ... Mrs. Mercer
John Rothman ... Jim Davenport
Meg Gibson ... Mrs. Davenport (as Margaret Gibson)
Paul Cassell ... Brad
Ivar Brogger ... 1st Ad Executive
Peter McRobbie ... 2nd Ad Executive
Bray Poor 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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Fox

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El retrato perfecto See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Kevin Bacon, Kevin Dunn, and llleana Douglas also starred in Stir of Echoes (1999) together. See more »

Goofs

In the diner when Kate is offering to pay Nick to have dinner with her and pose as her fiancé, the two menus on the table keep changing positions. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

Referenced in Kendra on Top: Picture Perfect (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

When Dreams Turn to Dust
Written by Cathy Dennis and Guy Chambers
Performed by Cathy Dennis
Courtesy of Polydor Limited
by arrangement with PolyGram FIlm & TV Licensing
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A light hearted, well balanced movie.
6 August 2002 | by bunnyloveSee all my reviews

Picture perfect is the kind of movie that can be watched no matter what mood or frame of mind you happen to be in. Many movies hold the problem that the viewer has to be in a certain mood to enjoy the film and get the most out of it - in this case, this does not apply. You simply have to put aside the serious side of your life for an hour and half and join the characters in a charming story of love, life and success!

Jennifer Aniston puts in a convincing performance as the independent and determined Kate Mosley, and Jay Mohr plays the sweet and lovable Nick. Both of these stars fit perfectly into this movie and truly bring it to life.

I received this movie as a gift from a friend and after the first time I saw it I was hooked... I have now seen it many, many times and it still captures my imagination and my heart.

Contrary to popular belief - you don't have to be a slushy romantic at heart or even a Jennifer Aniston fan to enjoy this movie. With that in mind I strongly recommend Picture Perfect to anyone and everyone!


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