The Perfect Man

DVD review from The Movie Snob

The Perfect Man (D). And I’m being generous with the “D” grade here, people. This movie is terrible and ridiculous. Heather Locklear (TV’s Melrose Place) plays Jean Hamilton, a single mother of two daughters of 16, played by Hilary Duff (The Lizzie McGuire Movie), and 7, played by some other girl. Every time Jean breaks up with a guy, she instantly moves her family to a new town, preferably several states away. As our story begins, she uproots her family on a moment’s notice from Wichita, Kansas, in favor of Brooklyn. Yes, she is insane. So Hilary (her character has a different name, but this movie might as well be called The Hilary Duff Vehicle) comes up with the brilliant idea of creating a secret admirer for sad, crazy old mom so that maybe she’ll stay put for a complete semester. So she sends her mom flowers, writes her emails, even instant messages with her for a while, under the pseudonym of “Ben.” The charisma-free Chris Noth (Sex and the City) plays the real Ben, who is Hilary’s friend’s uncle and, just coincidentally, the perfect man for Jean. So many preposterous things happen that there is no point singling any of them out. Just avoid this bad TV episode disguised as a movie. Oh, I just watched this because The Borg Queen had it through Netflix. Gotta make sure I explain that.