The Perfect Man
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A girl plays Cupid for her mom, but has to invent the right man to woo her in this romantic comedy. Jean Hamilton (Heather Locklear) is a single mother with two daughters, teenaged Holly (Hilary Duff) and grade-school-aged Zoe (Aria Wallace). Fortysomething Jean has stumbled in and out of a number of bad relationships in her lifetime, and is desperate to find a good man; however, Holly has grown a bit tired of Jean's favored means of therapy after a bad breakup -- packing up the family and moving to a new city. Once Jean and her girls settle in Brooklyn, Holly thinks they should stay for a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 6%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The latest dose of Hilary Duff fluff is essentially a series of gags and scenarios that range from implausible to outlandish."
‑ David Germain, Associated Press
"Like a Nike commercial without a shot of the sneakers."
‑ Matt Singer, Village Voice
"Even ardent Hilary Duff fans will have a hard time swallowing this thoroughly dim-witted romantic comedy."
‑ Adam Smith, Radio Times
"[Hilary Duff movies] never do solve their one nagging flaw: Duff's characters are remarkably self-possessed for teens but not enough to recognize the sitcoms they inhabit."
‑ Christopher Borrelli, Toledo Blade
"I can't see anyone really enjoying this."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"The premise is patently ridiculous, but the target audience of 12-year-old girls will be too charmed by the genre requisites to care."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"[The] situation is mined mostly for mild chuckles and tepid sentiment."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"The intrigues are laboriously contrived, the film exudes disingenuous sentiments, and it has three happy endings -- one for Mum and one for each daughter."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"Another month, another anodyne tween-com from Hilary Duff."
‑ , Total Film
"Hollywood cranks out another prosaic teen-girl-romantic-comedy from its bottomless cultural vacuum in this Hilary Duff vehicle that no non-female person over the age of 12 should suffer through."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"None of the leads convince or engage, and supporting characters are either gay stereotypes, routine little sisters or functional best friends."
‑ Anna Smith, Time Out
"The Perfect Man has a plot that turns sweet and charming Hillary Duff into a serial liar. She's not just telling little fibs. She's engaging in a prolonged and kind of mean practical joke on her mother."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Watching this unspeakably rubbish teen romcom is, to quote David Lodge's classic description of National Service, like a punishment for a crime you can't remember committing."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian [UK]
"It all drags on at a leaden pace, broken up occasionally by a musical montage."
‑ Matt Soergel, Florida Times-Union
"It's funny, poignant and the characters are appealing."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
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