The Perfect Man

2005 PG 1h 41m DVD

The Perfect Man

2005 PG 1h 41m DVD
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Teenager Holly Hamilton takes matters into her own hands after her single mother, Jean, suffers another painful breakup with a loser. To boost Jean's self-esteem, Holly invents a secret admirer -- the perfect man -- but her scheme nearly backfires.
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1, Full Screen 1.33:1
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: DTS 5.1 Surround, French: DTS 5.1 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): DTS 5.1 Surround
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 11+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 11+
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age 11+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie is premised on the idea that a daughter lies to her mother, an ostensible shortcut to making them both feel better. After she first makes up "the perfect man," Holly finds she has to continue the lies, to the point that she and her mother exchange emails, with Holly posing as the idealized lover; this makes for some sweet conversations about dreams and goals, but also an awkward situation for adults in the audience, as parent and child are, after all, flirting. This movie includes briefly strained family relationships, as mother and daughter argue, and mother tells the story of the daughter's missing father (though she oddly never discusses the birth circumstances of a second, seven-year-old daughter). This movie also includes repeated references to sexual desire and play, primarily in the form of a gay bartender who makes wisecracks about various men. There are also jokes about breasts and 5th graders losing their virginity.

Sexual Content

Male bartender flirts with men. Jokes about breasts and 5th graders losing their virginity.


Not applicable


Not applicable

Social Behavior

Daughter lies to her mother throughout, learns a lesson.


Focus on restaurant business; Mac computers figure prominently.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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