The Perfect Man

Synopsis: Teenager Holly Hamilton is tired of moving every time her single mom Jean has another personal meltdown involving yet another second-rate guy. To distract her mother from her latest bad choice, Holly conceives the perfect plan for the perfect man.. an imaginary secret admirer who will romance Jean and boost her shaky self-esteem. When the virtual relationship takes off, Holly finds herself having to produce the suitor, borrowing her friend's charming and handsome Uncle Ben as the face behind the e-mails, notes and gifts. Holly must resort to increasingly desperate measures to keep the ruse alive and protect her mom's newfound happiness, almost missing the real perfect man when he does come along.
Director(s): Mark Rosman
Production: Universal Pictures
  2 wins & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min

Your skin.

My skin looks new?

It looks virgin.

No piercing, no tats.

See, us Brooklyn girls,

we lose our skin virginity

by fifth grade.

In fifth grade,

I was just learning

long division.

Attention, all students.

Check in with your

homeroom monitor each day...

That stinks.

You're going to

have to take

your yearbook photo...

with all the losers

who missed it

in the fall.

I don't do yearbook photos.

You have no choice.

It's like taxes

and death.

Mandatory pain.

If you don't

do it yourself...

they'll hunt you down

like an animal

and force you to smile.

Not if I'm not here anymore,

they won't.

I'm so glad you came.


Now, we keep the mixers

in the back.

But I got to warn you,

they're all older than God.

They don't really

mix very well...

they just kind of move

things around.

So I hope

your manual mixer's

in real good shape.

And watch out

for our no-good oven.

It's worse than that one

in Chapel Hill.

Off by a good 10 degrees.

Well, you know me.

I'm off by way more than that.

Yes, you are.

And this is Gloria.

Gloria, this is Jean...

the one I was

telling you about.

Really nice to meet you.


Do you know anything

about wilting rose petals?

The fondant's too soft.

You need to add

more cornstarch.

See, I told you she was good.

No wonder my rum cakes

always look so drunk.

Help me. I like you.

You never eat the cakes?

You made it on time?

Yeah, I'm here.

Attention, all students.

Talent show auditions

will take place...

this Friday evening

in the auditorium.

Come on out

and show us what you got.

That's my seat.

Is there assigned seating?

No, but...

Why don't you take

one of those?

I don't like sitting up front.

Me, neither.

Isn't it big?

It's gorgeous!

It's so heavy.

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