Actors: Hilary Duff, Heather Locklear, Chris Noth
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about The Perfect Man|
|The Perfect Man is centered around teenager Holly Hamilton (played by Hilary Duff) and her dysfunctional mother Jean (played by Heather Locklear). Jean is a single mother raising Holly and her younger sister. Hilly is sick and tired of moving from place to place whenever her mother's relationships don't work out. Whenever Jean's relationships end badly the family up and moves. The family has just relocated to New York City after another of her mother's relationships has gone down the tubes. When her mom starts dating a dweeb named Lenny from work Holly has had enough. She wants to stay in New York city and she knows she has to move fast to make it happen. Holly decides to create the perfect man for her mother, a secret admirer who will romance her mother via letters and emails. Problem is, as the deception keeps going Hilly is forced to come up with a more concrete image of her mother's admirer. Enter Ben (played by Chris Noth), Holly's friend's uncle, a handsome restaurant owner who gives terrific romantic advice. Holly ends up sending her mother a picture of Ben, thereby giving Jean a face to match the emails. When Holly's deception spirals out of control, will she be able to come clean with her Mom?
--Sandra Calhoune, Resident Scholar
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|Analysis of The Perfect Man|
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Time/era of movie:
- present (2000-2010)
Kind of romance:
- matchmaker help
Family, struggling with
- a teen
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- (woman) long straight
- (woman) skinny
Events of movie makes character more...
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor?
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
- (woman) medium/shoulderlgn straight
- (woman) very skinny
How much in movie?
- White (American)
- general circumstances
- New York
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Movie makes you feel...
If this is a kid's movie...
- Ages 10-15
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