on 24 August 2002
This is a really great film, especially as a 'chick flick' but also for guys who are just fans of Jennifer Aniston. Of course, she will always be type-cast as the Rachel character; it's hard to imagine her playing anyone totally different as this is where her talents lie. However, this film has very high feel good factor, and includes the very sexy Kevin Bacon. Also, it's the sort of movie you can watch time and time again without ever tiring of its humour, charms and sweet plotline.
on 12 March 2009
If you like romantic comedies, you'll love this.
Jennifer Aniston play Kate who works for a big advertising company, when she doesnt get promoted when she should have, she asks why? her boss tells her thats shes too free, she could leave the company at any time, shes not the 'perfect package' of having a mortagage, house, car, husband & kids. so she then creates a fake Fiance, a guy she met at her friends wedding to act as her husband to be and fool her boss, and also to intice her love interest Sam, who only goes for attched & married women. its a funny and entertaining movie to watch.
on 15 October 2008
This is another nice Aniston film, this time all revolving around a pretend relationship that was created in her relative's minds purely from a family photo where she was snapped by a strange man. Her family assume she and he are in a relationship and who is she to tell them any different, but first she has to meet him ...
There are films that have some special quality that makes them a complete success against the odds, and that are not trying to do more than entertain, yet they do this so well that you keep going back to them. Picture Perfect is such a film: in its way, a kind of perfection. Jennifer Aniston is an ambitious girl working for an advertising company in New York; she thinks she likes Sam (Kevin Bacon), her colleague, and then gets put up by a friend to say she is engaged to a man she hardly knows, to be taken more seriously by the managers. The next thing, she is coming up with a brilliant idea for advertising mustard that quickly could become a reality on hoardings at Superbowl - she seems set for career take-off, as long as she appears to have commitments in life that make the bosses feel she won't up and leave. The secret of the success is in the casting, a bit like having the best tomatoes for your pomodoro pasta sauce - here Aniston has just the right note for the part - making you believe in the character's blinkered careerism (a dominant mother, played with great humour by Olympia Dukakis, gives depth to this, albeit lightly filled in); Kevin Bacon hits the perfect note as the rogue with devilish good looks and charm - he really looks fantastic - and the boy she overlooks, and uses to promote her career, Nick, is played by Jay Mohr with the kind of winning, boy-next-door appeal that has rarely been this irresistible. Then there is also Illeana Douglas, perhaps the most underrated actress in Hollywood, who pulls off the impossible by being thoroughly engaging while working in a context the film is sort-of satirising, but she is so effortless that it works. The film pulls off a brilliant analysis of how little someone can know themselves, how far off your own course you can be led, while at the same time being very funny without harshness being directed at anyone. It also works as a model comedy where the tone comes under threat in a genuinely ambiguous restaurant scene - you almost feel it has lost the thread here, the comic framework being stretched to breaking point. Both a light comedy and a screwball comedy that almost gets derailed, a satire of the world of business in the Big Apple, and a deft portrait of delusion, it is also very romantic, focused on that poor blond boy from Massachusetts with longing in his eyes.
on 21 May 2000
Jennifer Aniston portrays a woman who will lie to get the job she wants and see it through. She hires Nick (played by Jay Mohr Mmmmmm) and asks him to dump her publically. He can't as he likes her and wants to remain with her so instead, Kate humiliates him to get what she wants. Also, by seeing Nick, Kevin Bacon's role takes an interest in her - as she's not a free agent. Kate realises what she did was wrong, admits to her boss and her lover that it was all a scam and goes to find Nick. nick doesn't want to know at frist - but it has a happy ending - although I wouldn't minding being in Nick's arms instead of Jennifer! Well worth watching!
on 8 August 2011
This movie is exactly what you would expect from Jennifer Aniston, she does these "rom coms" so well. In this film she plays ambitious advertising executive Kate. She cannot progress with her career as she does not fit her bosses ideal of "married with a mortgage". Jay Mohr (The Ghost Whisperer) is terrific as wedding photographer Nick and Kevin Bacon is suitably smarmy as the object of Kate's affections. There are some genuinely funny moments in this film. Aniston wears lots of very short, revealing dresses so, although this is a real chick-flick, the guys will probably enjoy it too!
on 17 September 2015
Picture Perfect stars Jennifer Aniston as an ambitious advertising employee named Kate who is growing professionally in her career and manages to strengthen her talent due to immense dedication to her job. One of the major problems; On the plus side, she is in little danger of being fired by her boss Mr. Mercer (Kevin Dunn) but getting the projects and/or lucrative assignments seems out of reach for Kate due to her boss’s preference for promoting employees who are in relationships. In Mr. Mercer’s defense, he at least avoids further undermining Kate’s self-confidence and/or professional standing by strategically explaining why he is reluctant to assign her the more lucrative/high-profile projects/assignments with her currently being single. From my modest perspective, the perspective of her being judged due to being single is not that far-fetched because it is common knowledge (even in the year 2015) that many women (even here in the U.S.) are still seen as less than a whole person if they choose to focus more on improving their economic/professional lives while being child-free even for responsible reasons (i.e. they know that it would be too risky and unfair to the potential child(children) due to being self-aware that they are facing at least 15-20 years of repaying their student loans and figuring out legal ways to move up from minimum wage status in the private sector to further build up their savings cushion). Please know that I have nothing against mothers and children, especially because my late adoptive mother legally took me as her own daughter even though she did not give birth to me. It is just that there is proof in what I say because the character of Kate’s mom Rita Moseley (Olympia Dukakis who I’m aware was only doing her job) is shown (in the film) making it clear that one of the reasons why she is eager for Kate to partner up soon is because she dreams of grandchildren from the daughter she loves dearly. Kate demonstrates her talent when she pitches content for Gulden mustard. She experiences the epiphany needed to strengthen the brand of Gulden mustard when she explains how they can make the connection between model Cindy Crawford’s success, her biochemistry major in college, and her original background of coming from outside of Hollywood. Kate’s friend Sela (Anne Twomey) is happy for Kate’s professional contributions and even playfully teases her about her crush on fellow advertising employee Sam Mayfair (Kevin Bacon). However, Sela, well-intentioned as she is, also ends up indirectly leaving Kate to brush up on her skills as a storyteller when she manages to link Nick (Jay Mohr) and Kate as a couple. On the plus side, Sela indirectly helps Kate to get the more lucrative projects that she has been after for some time. However, Kate has to come up with a plan/scheme quick because she only met videographer Nick briefly at a wedding and has not seen him in person since. The song Say What You Want by Texas plays in snippets briefly during the movie and then in entirety after the end of the Picture Perfect movie. The following are the theatrical trailers contained within this dvd;
Picture Perfect, French Kiss, Ever After starring Drew Barrymore, Dougray Scott, Anjelica Houston directed by Andy Tennant(I’ve seen Ever After before and definitely would again snippets of the following songs are also featured in the Ever After trailer; Mummer’s Dance by Loreena McKennitt and Fable by Robert Miles), Never Been Kissed (snippets of Blister In The Sun by The Violent Femmes), Great Expectations film (snippets of the song Life In Mono by Mono), One Fine Day, Cousin Bette.
Four CONSPIRATORIAL Stars. This is an enjoyable romantic comedy about an advertising junior executive on the rise through the ranks when she hits the "glass ceiling". Her career is stalled and she learns it is because she needs more permanent responsibility in her personal life, like her co-workers, so she decides to fake it but her plans unravel. Late in the movie, the 'gathering' scene is a hoot. Starring Jennifer Aniston while she was co-starring on the "Friends" TV show; actor, comedian and Fox Sports radio host Jay Mohr who is outstanding; as are the trio of Kevin Bacon, Illeana Douglas, and Olympia Dukakis. Directed by Glenn Caron. Very Definitely Recommended. Four CONNIVING Stars! (20th Century Fox. Rated PG-13. Color. CC. Time-1:42.)
on 13 February 2001
Kate is a yuppie working for an advertising agency and she luvs a bad boy who thinks shes a good girl. After getting her picture taken at a wedding with sexy Nick (Jay Mohr) she ends up lying and saying their engaged to get a promotion. Nick ends up pretending to be Kates fiancee at a dinner- which he 'breaks up' with her at. But he falls for her big time, whereas shes just being a bit of a nasty cow to him. The plot doesn't really hold up and the ending is disappointingly ordinary for a rom com and quite frankly most of the characters annoy me, especially Kate who is really cool- but Nick is a sweetie (a sexy sweetie). Its not all that funny either. I think for your average romance to work you really need to love the characters, neither of the main characters really has you rooting for them in the end. Cute, a real chick flick to curl up with, but don't expect too much.
on 24 December 2015
I will watch most movies with jennifer Aniston in it. This looks good but I'm going to complain. It's about the reproduction or broadcast quality. It just pixelates irritatingly at odd moments. Maybe it needs re-mastering. I am watching on a HP Pavillion All-in-One 64 bit with Windows 8.1 @ 150 Mbps. Other movies are not pixelating so I'm going to assume it's this particular one.