Movie Review: The Perfect Man

Thankfully this isn’t one of those creepy stalker movies, not even close. Released in 2005 this is features one of my favorite actresses of all time and has a great message for mothers and daughters. Spoilers ahead. I DO NOT OWN THE PICTURE.

Holly (Hilary Duff) has had enough of moving. Her mother Jean (Heather Locklear) a talented baker is constantly on the search for a man and when the relationship doesn’t work out Jean forces Holly and her spelling lover sister Zoe (Aria Wallace) to move. This time they move to Brooklyn, New York and Holly decides enough is enough. Along with her new friends Amy (Vanessa Lengies) and Adam (Ben Feldman), Holly sends love notes and more to her mom under the name Ben, using Amy’s uncle, restaurant owner the man who seems to know a lot about women, Ben (Chris Noth.) As the scheme continues to go, Holly and Adam become closer and Jean begins to realize just how much she has put on her daughters. About as far as I can go, but I’m sure it is not hard to figure out.

While this is not the best movie I have ever seen it is good for one of those mother daughter nights, or tween movie nights. I’ve loved Hilary Duff since her TV days and while this is not my favorite movie of hers this is still pretty good. Heather Locklear is also very good in this film as is Chris Noth, a guy whose best known works usually have him knowing a lot about women. The rest of the cast is great as well. Not a film I’d put on the high recommended list, but if you come across is on TV it is worth a watch. And just a reminder, there is perfect out there it’s just gonna take time.


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