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Parents' Guide to

The Perfect Man

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Lighthearted comedy deals with serious issues.

Movie PG 2005 96 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 16+

Onlt in Hollywood

A couple of good lessons in this moving. 1. Don't run away from problems. 2. Don't lie - it just causes more pain and distrust. 3. Always remember as a parent, you are always to be a good role model. 4. Be honest and don't lead people on. I enjoyed it and hope you will too.
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age 8+

Hilary Duff you rock!

this is a really good movie Hilary Duff i think she does a great job as a teenage girl trying to please her mother and make her happy for well The Perfect Man this is a splendid movie way to go Hilary!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (7 ):

A mostly lighthearted, double-layered romantic comedy that deals with serious issues, The Perfect Man resembles previous Hilary Duff movies in tone and resolution. To grant Holly some space to express herself, the movie uses the Internet: she keeps a blog (called "Girl on the Move") and starts writing emails to Jean, supposedly from "Ben." This leads to a partly comic, partly strange situation where she's essentially flirting with her mother. While kids won't likely think much of this, the visualization of the idea -- mother and daughter at their computer screens, writing romantic notes to one another -- is at least odd.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: June 17, 2005
  • On DVD or streaming: November 1, 2005
  • Cast: Heather Locklear , Hilary Duff
  • Director: Mark Rosman
  • Inclusion Information: Female actors
  • Studio: Universal Pictures
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 96 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG
  • MPAA explanation: some mildly suggestive content
  • Last updated: June 19, 2023

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