Holly is tired of moving every time her mom Jean breaks up with yet another second-rate guy. To distract her mother from her latest bad choice, Holly conceives the perfect plan for the perfect man, an imaginary secret admirer who will romance Jean and boost her self-esteem.
A good film... I know, I'm more surprised than anybody! For large periods of 'The Perfect Man' I was questioning myself as to whether I was enjoying it and, evidently, I think I just about did. The acting isn't that great at all, but the humour and, most so, hearty narratives actually hit nicely - which I didn't expect. One of my main worries throughout was how were they going to connect the plot, I liked how they were piecing it together but didn't have faith that they'd stick the landing. Unfortunately, I was probably correct as the conclusion isn't the best. However, there is still a heartwarming story sandwiched inbetween the averageness. As mentioned, the talent onscreen isn't anything to shout about. Hilary Duff (Holly) and Heather Locklear (Jean) are the most noteworthy, as they lead an alright supporting cast. Usually these films are cast over plot, this is actually the other way around. It most certainly scrapes into the rating I'm giving it, but I can't deny the fact that I did connect with the story between Holly and Jean which elevates it upwards.