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Picture Perfect

Published October 1, 2020

Picture Perfect

Film info

  • Title Picture Perfect
  • Director Glenn Gordon Caron
  • Year 1997
  • Run time 1hr 45m
  • Genres Comedy, Romance
  • Tagline She was prepared for anything until love stormed in

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

Live blog

TimeComment
3:00I don’t think I would ever wear pigtails to work.
5:24“Please, my friend, my colleague is having an epiphany.”
10:06May just be my prejudice but I feel like weddings are terrible places to meet people.
19:49“We’re in advertising, I didn’t lie, I sold.”
27:50So far the men in this are not coming across well.
36:10Bonus tennis.
38:03Presumably if he looks too closely at her apartment he’ll notice no sign of a fiance?
44:29Texas tuuuuuune!
50:30I can’t believe she’s going out and has given him homework!
57:04“Don’t you know? Didn’t you make me up?”
1:06:50Dude has gone way off script.
1:10:57Oh my god, they left him with the bill? Dinner for eight is gonna be so much!
1:17:00He is super cute, damn Nick.
1:23:11Okay, I don’t like this twist.
1:32:45Boss has redeemed himself just slightly.
1:33:14Now she’s ruining someone’s wedding video!

Thoughts

Although this was marginally better than My Best Friend’s Wedding, it’s another movie where everyone is particularly unlikeable. Jennifer Aniston goes along with the lie for no reason, the friend comes up with the lie in the first place, the boss has weird ways of trying to keep employees and thus forces the lie. Kevin Bacon is just a rogue with very little redeemable qualities, and although I did think Nick was cute, ultimately he was a bit clingy and didn’t go along with the plan that he agreed to. And still liked her after she was so bloody horrible to him.

So… no. Not Aniston’s best work, and not one of my favourite films.

Rating: 2 / 5

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