The Perfect Man

June 17th, 2005


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Teenager Holly Hamilton is tired of moving every time her single mom Jean has another personal meltdown involving yet another second-rate guy...

Release Year: 2005

Rating: 5.1/10 (10,599 voted)

Critic's Score: 27/100

Director: Mark Rosman

Stars: Hilary Duff, Heather Locklear, Aria Wallace

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.

Writers: Michael McQuown, Heather Robinson

Hilary Duff - Holly Hamilton
Heather Locklear - Jean Hamilton
Chris Noth - Ben Cooper
Mike O'Malley - Lenny Horton
Ben Feldman - Adam Forrest
Vanessa Lengies - Amy Pearl
Caroline Rhea - Gloria
Kym Whitley - Dolores
Aria Wallace - Zoe Hamilton
Carson Kressley - Lance
Michelle Nolden - Amber
Maggie Castle - Wichita Girl
Gerry Mendicino - Market Co-Worker
James McGowan - Jean's Suitor
Philip Akin - English Teacher

Taglines: Is it all too good to be true?


Official Website: Universal [United States] |

Release Date: 17 June 2005

Filming Locations: Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, New York, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $25,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $5,300,980 (USA) (19 June 2005) (2087 Screens)

Gross: $16,247,775 (USA) (7 August 2005)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

The instant messenger used in the movie is MSN Messenger 6.5

Revealing mistakes: When Holly is pretending to be Ben and instant messaging her mother, she presses the letter 'j' even though there is no 'j' in the sentence she is typing.

Holly Hamilton: Mom! I'm going to get the waiter. Why don't you sit here and enjoy your lunch?

User Review

I can't believe I liked this film as much as I did.

Rating: 8/10

OK. I'm a Caucasian male in my 30's, there is no reason this film should appeal to me. So, I had the opportunity to see it last night. It has been a long time since I've been so pleasantly surprised in a movie theater. Firstly, the performances were great- Duff and Locklear (I never liked her before, but she's funny and beautiful and delivers... crazy) were dynamic and interesting. Noth is kind of irritating, but I guess some people find him sexy. Anyway, what on the face is a silly small tale is in fact a movie of surprising depth about relationships, the fear of solitude, and familial interaction. Who the hell knew a director of pulpy TV stuff had this in him? I'm considering that perhaps I was emotionally available or vulnerable, but objectively, the film-making is consummate. It looks great- like a big 80's comedy, nice and vivid and bright. So, don't fight if you are taken by a wife/daughter... you will be nicely surprised.