The Perfect Man
The Perfect Man (2005)

Teenager Holly Hamilton (Hilary Duff) is tired of moving every time her single mom Jean (Heather Locklear) has another personal meltdown involving yet another second-rate guy. To distract her mother from her latest bad choice, Holly… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 17, 2005
DVD Release Date: November 1, 2005
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Critic Score: 6% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Preposterous and predictable, The Perfect Man manages few laughs with its poorly paced sitcom script, cookie-cutter characters and contrived plotting.

David Germain
Associated Press

The movie is a toxic buzz of sweetness that Duff's teen gal fans might lap up, while all others suffer through a prolonged sugar fit.

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Matt Singer
Village Voice

Like a Nike commercial without a shot of the sneakers.

Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)

I kept steepling my hands and hiding behind them.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

The premise is patently ridiculous, but the target audience of 12-year-old girls will be too charmed by the genre requisites to care.

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Joe Leydon

[The] situation is mined mostly for mild chuckles and tepid sentiment.

Adam Smith
Radio Times

Even ardent Hilary Duff fans will have a hard time swallowing this thoroughly dim-witted romantic comedy.

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Anna Smith
Time Out

None of the leads convince or engage, and supporting characters are either gay stereotypes, routine little sisters or functional best friends.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

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.

Philip French
Observer (UK)

The intrigues are laboriously contrived, the film exudes disingenuous sentiments, and it has three happy endings -- one for Mum and one for each daughter.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
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Nicki Marie
Really sweet little movie aimed at teen and tween girls. I have to admit to a soft spot for Hilary Duff's teen movies. By no means masterpieces, but nice… More
Bethany Murphy
Really enjoyed this film! A great feel good film!
Dead Angel
I like Hilary Duff, but this movie wasn't that great. I mean it was watchable. Nothing special.
Cassie Hill
Holly Hamilton(Hilary Duff) is tired of moving from place to place because of her mother's failed relationships. They move to Brooklyn & Holly's… More
Luke Baldock
Cute but retarded film for teenage girls. It has one of the dumbest film characters in Heather Locklear, a woman who moves cities, along with her two children,… More