Perfect (1985)

In this comedy, a roving correspondent for Rolling Stone magazine is sent to LA to dig up the truth about the trendy health clubs there. He encounters a sassy aerobics instructor and tries to no avail to interview her and use her to… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 25, 2002
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Critic Score: 19% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

John Travolta continues his wearisome trek through America's fleeting enthusiasms, though this time he arrives a day late (wasn't aerobics over a couple of years before this?) and a few dollars short.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Perfect is too superficially knowing to be a camp classic, but it's an unintentionally hilarious mixture of muddled moralizing and all-too-contemporary self-promotion.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

A vanity project that went nowhere.

Variety Staff

Pic is guilty of the sins it condemns - superficiality, manipulation and smugness.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

The movie is devoid of laughs, thanks to James Bridges' characteristically humorless direction.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

One-joke Travolta comedy.

Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Muddled saga of journalistic ethics.

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Clint Morris

Good chemistry - that's about it

Anthony Del Valle
Las Vegas Mercury

If you're curious about why the gifted Tavolta's film career stalled in the mid-80s, 'Perfect' is the perfect explanation.

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Flixster Audience Score: 25% Flixster User Reviews
Dean McKenna
Quite average comedy-drama, but Jamie Lee Curtis looked bloody hot.