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Based on a series of Rolling Stone articles by Aaron Latham, this romance was set in the world of L.A.'s hip fitness scene. Rolling Stone reporter Adam Lawrence (John Travolta) comes to L.A. to write a story about a prominent businessman who's been arrested for drug dealing (shades of the John DeLorean scandal). He's also decided to research a piece on the exercise fad and how health clubs have become the "singles bars of the '80s." His boss (real-life Rolling Stone editor Jann Wenner as himself) OK's the project. At a club called The Sports Connection, an… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 19%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"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."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"A vanity project that went nowhere."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"Reveals the health club fad to be a hall of mirrors filled with self-absorbed individuals."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Pic is guilty of the sins it condemns - superficiality, manipulation and smugness."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"The movie is devoid of laughs, thanks to James Bridges' characteristically humorless direction."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"One-joke Travolta comedy."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"They don't make them like this anymore... there's a reason."
‑ Oz,
"Muddled saga of journalistic ethics."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"Good chemistry - that's about it"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"If you're curious about why the gifted Tavolta's film career stalled in the mid-80s, 'Perfect' is the perfect explanation."
‑ Anthony Del Valle, Las Vegas Mercury
"Cheesy but enjoyable."
‑ Kevin N. Laforest, Montreal Film Journal
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