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The Perfect Man Movie Review Summary

Actors: Hilary Duff, Heather Locklear, Chris Noth

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Holly's mom moves to a different state every time she cannot find "the perfect man" This movie is about a girl named Holly whose mom moves every time she cannot find the right man. After moving again, Holly wants to make sure that her mom will not be moving again any time soon. Holly thinks of a plan and pretends to be the perfect man. Holly creates a secret admirer who is actually (Holly) sending her mom flowers, presents, e-mails, but the whole time it is really her.

At the end of the movie Holly admits that the perfect man was her the entire time. After this, Holly's mom is tired of moving and realizes that what she is doing is wrong and decides to not movie this time and take a break from dating. But this time, Holly wants to move because she does not like the people. However, they end up not moving and decide that staying would be the best for both of them and a start of something new.
Best part of story, including ending: I really like how Holly is scheming all of this so well. She is pretending to be "the perfect man" so well. It was exciting to watch her trick her mom so good. I also like how she cares so much about her mom that she would go this far, just to make her mom happy.

Best scene in story: My favorite scene is when Holly, her little sister and her mom are all dancing to a song that "the perfect man" sent in the mail. It was so touching to see all of them happy like that.

Opinion about the main character: I love Hilary Duff. Another fabulous movie played by the beautiful Hilary Duff. She is an AMAZING actress and always will be. She plays her role so good and professionally.

The review of this Movie prepared by Hannah Kingston a Level 1 Blue Jay scholar
The Perfect Man is centered around teenager Holly Hamilton (played by Hilary Duff) and her dysfunctional mother Jean (played by Heather Locklear). Jean is a single mother raising Holly and her younger sister. Hilly is sick and tired of moving from place to place whenever her mother's relationships don't work out. Whenever Jean's relationships end badly the family up and moves. The family has just relocated to New York City after another of her mother's relationships has gone down the tubes. When her mom starts dating a dweeb named Lenny from work Holly has had enough. She wants to stay in New York city and she knows she has to move fast to make it happen. Holly decides to create the perfect man for her mother, a secret admirer who will romance her mother via letters and emails. Problem is, as the deception keeps going Hilly is forced to come up with a more concrete image of her mother's admirer. Enter Ben (played by Chris Noth), Holly's friend's uncle, a handsome restaurant owner who gives terrific romantic advice. Holly ends up sending her mother a picture of Ben, thereby giving Jean a face to match the emails. When Holly's deception spirals out of control, will she be able to come clean with her Mom?
The review of this Movie prepared by Sandra Calhoune








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   matchmaker help from adults Family, struggling with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Mother

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   None If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 10-15

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