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Picture Perfect








Film: Aug 1997 (USA)
DVD: Jan 2000; Jan 2003; Jun 2006 (3-DVD No. 2); Oct 2007 (3-DVD No. 1)
VHS: Aug 1998; Jan 2000; Jan 2003; Jan 2006


Glenn Gordon Caron


Arleen Sorkin (story); Paul Slansky (story); May Quigley (story); Arleen Sorkin (screenplay); Paul Slansky (screenplay); Glenn Gordon Caron (screenplay)


Jennifer Aniston (Kate Mosley); Jay Mohr (Nick); Kevin Bacon (Sam Mayfair); Olympia Dukakis (Rita Mosley); Illeana Douglas (Darcy O'Neil); Kevin Dunn (Mr. Mercer); Anne Twomey (Sela); Faith Prince (Mrs. Mercer); John Rothman (Jim Davenport); Margaret Gibson (Jackie Davenport); Paul Cassell (Brad); Ivar Brogger (1st Ad Executive); Peter McRobbie (2nd Ad Executive); Bray Poor (3rd Ad Executive); Daryl Edwards (4th Ad Executive)


Kate is working on a career at Mercer Advertising, but she is passed up for promotion because she is 'not stable enough', still being single and having no ties to the company. She makes up a story about being engaged to Nick, a guy whom she just met at a friends' wedding. All seems to work out well for Kate. She even gets the attention of a colleague she had always wanted, but then events take a dramatic turn forcing her to 'present' her alleged fiancee to her boss... (Malthus &

If you can get past Jennifer Aniston's form-fitting wardrobe in a movie about a woman struggling to advance in her profession, this romantic comedy is a fair match with My Best Friend's Wedding. Both films feature conniving, self-centered heroines who undergo a transformation--Aniston presents a bogus fiancé (Jerry Maguire's Jay Mohr) to impress her advertising agency boss and gradually discovers a mutual attraction with the imposter. Both movies go off in delightfully unpredictable directions. Picture Perfect falls prey to occasional sitcom fluff, but it's a fine showcase for Aniston's comedic and dramatic attributes. Critics were mixed-to-harsh in reviews for this movie, perhaps because it's a bit derivative and poses slight challenge to Aniston, who proved her skill with light comedy as a principal cast member of TV's Friends sitcom. It's clear that Aniston is a fine comedian, and she shows that talent to advantage in Picture Perfect. If you enjoy this movie, you should also check out Aniston's follow-up romantic comedy, The Object of My Affection. (Jeff Shannon,

Adorable as she is ambitious, Kate (Jennifer Aniston) is determined to turn her mid-level advertising job into an executive position - and equally determined to tries snare Sam (Kevin Bacon), the agency's ultra-suave Romeo who prefers illicit affairs with attached women. She achieves both goals by pretending getting married to Nick, a man she met at a wedding and barely knows. But her carefully constructed fictional life comes face to face with reality when her boss wants to meet Nick, sending Kate's personal and professional worlds spinning out of control. (




105 min / 100 min (DVD, VHS) / 325 min (3-DVD No. 1) / 306 min (3-DVD No. 2)

J.S. Bach's Music:

Chorale Jesu Bleibet meine Freude (Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring) (Mvt. 10) from Cantata BWV 147
Marie-Claire Alain (Organ)
From: J.S. Bach: Chorales pour Orgue - Chorals Schübler BWV 645-650 (Erato) [RO-2]
Courtesy of Erato Disques, by by arrangement with Warner Special Products


Film: Color (Technicolor), Dolby Digital / SDDS
DVD: (Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Letterboxed, Widescreen, NTSC, Region 1) | (Color, NTSC, Region 1) | (PAL, Region 2)
3-DVD No. 1: (Box set, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC, Region 2)
3-DVD No. 2: (Box set, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC, Region 1)
VHS: (Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC) | (Color, NTSC, Spanish) | (PAL) | (PAL, German) | (Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC) | (Color, Subtitled, NTSC, Spanish) | (NTSC) | (Color, NTSC, Spanish)


Film: 3 Art Entertainment; Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
DVD: 20th Century Fox
VHS: 20th Century Fox; Fox Home Entertainment


3-DVD Set No. 1 includes: Women on Top Collection (Working Girl / The Devil Wears Prada / Picture Perfect)
3-DVD Set No. 2 includes: Jennifer Aniston Celebrity Pack (She's the One / The Object of My Affection / Picture Perfect)

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Source/Links: IMDB
Contributor: Aryeh Oron (November 2007)

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