Picture Perfect

Synopsis: Kate is working on a career at Mercer Advertising but is passed up for promotion because she's 'not stable enough', still being single and having no ties to the company. A story is made up about her being engaged to Nick, a guy whom she just met at a friend's wedding, and all seems to work out well for Kate. She even gets the attention of a colleague she had always wanted, but events soon take a dramatic turn, forcing her to 'present' her alleged fiance to her boss.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Glenn Gordon Caron
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
105 min

I... I really don't

need to wear one.


Yeah. I tested

negative, and, um...

I've got this

unbelievable control.

Ahem. Excuse me.

Excuse me.

Up, up, up.


Something wrong?

No. No, that was great.

I had a really

nice night.

Did-Did I

miss something?

Nope, nothing.

You didn't miss anything.




I'll wear one.

I'll happily wear one.

But I just gotta

tell you right now it's...

it's just... it's not

going to be as good.

It's not going

to be as...

I feel like I know you.

I feel like I can

be honest with you.

Yeah. Um... you should really

ignore all those feelings.

Can I call you?


Is that a real no

or a...

No, you should

consider that a...

hard no.

Hey, Ma, do me a favor.

Don't ever fix me up again.

I'm sitting

Sitting in a boat all day

I been thinkin'

Thinkin' what I might say

I been lookin'

Over the top of that hill

And I been battlin'

Battlin' with my will

I got somethin'

to say to you

Yeah, I got something I want

you to show me how to do

'Cause I'm hungry, Lord

The lake is full

Show me how to catch a fish

I don't know

what happened.

Somewhere along the way,

I screwed up.

Either in high school

or college

or my early twenties.

I mean, you know, I really

thought, hey, this is a snap.

I like men. Men like me.

But then somewhere

in the last year or so,

I just... I've just gotten

so screwed up.

This might not make

any sense to you, Darce.

I mean,

you've been married

since you got

out of college.

I was born married,


But I think I'm finally

coming to realize

I like being single,

you know?

Love being


And I truly believe

that this is

my nature, you know?

So what I'm

going to do is

I'm just taking myself

out of the game.

Put my mother

out of her misery,

put me

out of my misery.

Why are you looking

at me like that?

Sorry. Let me

understand this.

So if Sam

asked you out-

Darcy! Shh!

You would just say,

"No, Sam."

What are you doing?

He works here!

Do you want him

to hear you?

Sam. Sam.

Shut up.

Sam. Sam.

Shut up. Shut up.

Oh, hit me. Hit me.

I love it, Sam.

Oh, God. You are


Okay, kids.

Gulden's mustard has traditionally been

the number two mustard in America.

What the Gulden's people are

looking for is increased sampling.

They're convinced that if they can

get people to try their product,

they'll keep on using it.

Three other agencies

in addition to ours

have been invited to participate

in the review.

The pitch is on Friday...

and we don't leave this room

until we're solid on a concept.

You have

a good night now.

Yeah, you, too.

Ahem. Um...

Didn't Cindy Crawford

graduate second in her class?

Did Cindy Crawford


I think she did.

Second in her class.

In biochemistry, I think.

Excuse me?

Please. My friend-

my colleague-is having an epiphany.



Um, I'll...

I'll, uh, I'll give you

the print first.

Um, okay. Big picture

of Cindy Crawford.


this is good.

The headline reads "If you

never gave number two a try,

think what

you'd be missing."

In comes a picture of Cindy,

and beneath that,

a little log line that says,

"Cindy Crawford graduated

second from Podunk University,

a B.S. In biochemistry."

Then on the facing page,

a beauty shot of Gulden's mustard.

And beneath that

in big letters,

"Gulden's mustard. Number two,

and that ain't bad."

That was impressive.

I have to tell you.

I could hardly keep

my legs together.

You were so...


I want that.

Well, we all want that.

No, I mean I want that.

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Arleen Sorkin

Arleen Sorkin (born October 14, 1955) is an American actress, screenwriter, presenter, and comedian. Sorkin is known for portraying Calliope Jones on the NBC daytime serial Days of Our Lives and for inspiring and voicing the DC Comics villain Harley Quinn in Batman: The Animated Series and the many animated series and video games that followed it. more…

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