Perfect (1985)


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Movie Info

In this comedy, a roving correspondent for Rolling Stone magazine is sent to LA to dig up the truth about the trendy health clubs there. He encounters a sassy aerobics instructor and tries to no avail to interview her and use her to facilitate his expose.

Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Aaron Latham, James Bridges
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 25, 2002
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


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as Melody's Friend

as Hotel Desk Clerk

as Chippendale's MC

as Sally's Friend

as Linda's Friend

as Party-Goer

as Roger's Friend

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Critic Reviews for Perfect

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (4)

John Travolta continues his wearisome trek through America's fleeting enthusiasms, though this time he arrives a day late (wasn't aerobics over a couple of years before this?) and a few dollars short.

Full Review… | July 26, 2009
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Pic is guilty of the sins it condemns - superficiality, manipulation and smugness.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Muddled saga of journalistic ethics.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Perfect is too superficially knowing to be a camp classic, but it's an unintentionally hilarious mixture of muddled moralizing and all-too-contemporary self-promotion.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

The movie is devoid of laughs, thanks to James Bridges' characteristically humorless direction.

Full Review… | July 26, 2009
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Good chemistry - that's about it

November 3, 2005

Audience Reviews for Perfect


Quite average comedy-drama, but Jamie Lee Curtis looked bloody hot.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

I am guessing that cinematographer Gordon Willis had to shoot this and another turkey, "The Money Pit," to atone for his comparing himself to Rembrandt! As you can imagine, it's a superficial story about health clubs being single's bars. But, in the hands of serious director James Bridges, it's trying to be a movie about journalistic ethics. Of course, it doesn't work, and is considered to be one of the 80's greatest flops. The cheesy 80's music and costumes eternally date the movie and make it only a superficial document of the decade.

When a Rolling Stones journalist decides to write an article on health clubs in the 80's, he meets some resistance in a female aerobics instructor. A star packed film with a great soundtrack makes this 80's cult movie a must see...though the story leaves something to be desired. Watch at your own risk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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