Perfect (1985)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 7, 1985
DVD 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

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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Dean McKenna
Quite average comedy-drama, but Jamie Lee Curtis looked bloody hot.