Picture Perfect (1997)



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Friends star Jennifer Aniston made her debut as the leading lady of a feature film in this romantic comedy. Kate (Aniston) is an art director with an advertising agency whose personal and professional life is stuck in neutral; while her work is good, her boss Mr. Mercer (Kevin Dunn) won't give her a promotion, and while Kate is attracted to co-worker Sam (Kevin Bacon), he's not interested in her. Kate learns that Mercer is loath to promote single people, because without permanent attachments … More

Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By: ,
Written By: Arleen Sorkin, Paul Slansky, Glenn Gordon Caron
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 25, 1998
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment


as Mr. Mercer

as Mrs. Mercer

as Jim Davenport

as Mrs. Davenport

as Ad Executive No. 1

as Ad Executive No. 2

as Ad Executive No. 3

as Ad Executive No. 4

as Ad Executive No. 5

as Ad Agency Receptioni...

as Ad Agency Researcher

as Pregnant Friend

as Darcy's Husband

as Anchor Person

as Maitre D'

as Snack Lady

as Watch Seller

as The Maharishi

as Sajit

as Little Girl
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Critic Reviews for Picture Perfect

All Critics (42) | Top Critics (11)

[Aniston] has the rare gift of getting you to root for her in the most trying of circumstances, a quality that will stand her in good stead when she progresses to better material.

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

[Aniston] at her best can recall young Barbra Streisand in her What's Up, Doc? days.

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

Aniston doesn't need dialogue to catch Kate's quicksilver moods. It's the sitcom lines, at the service of a contrived plot, that choke her.

May 11, 2001
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

Aniston comes across like an imitation of a movie star instead of the real thing. She gets less attractive as the film goes on.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Insubstantial and oversweet, it still refreshes as a midsummer brain cooler.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
Top Critic

There are times when a bad ending doesn't seriously damage a motion picture. This is not one of those.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Picture Perfect


An average Aniston Rom-Com. Not her best or her worst. It's ok but I have watched a few of her more recent films lately that I thought were better or funnier at least.

Dean King

Super Reviewer

I saw this in the cinema. I would hasten to add, I was forced!

Anthony Lawrie

Super Reviewer

The ultimate chick flick. Adorable movie. Jen is adorable, Kevin is gorgeous, & jay is 2 cute 4 words. Would absolutly recommend this movie 2 anyone who loves romantic comedies. I love it! <3

Cassie Hill

Super Reviewer

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