A Perfect Man (2013)




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Liev Schreiber (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and Jeanne Tripplehorn (Big Love) star in this funny, moving and perceptive exploration of romance and the challenges of marriage. On the cusp of their ninth anniversary, James and Nina seem to have the perfect marriage and ideal lives - an affluent life in Amsterdam, lucrative jobs and adoring friends. Yet when Nina discovers James's infidelity with a mutual friend of theirs after a long line of extramarital affairs, it's the final straw, shattering whatever illusions they've created about their relationship and leaving them separated. Heartbroken about their separation, a stroke of luck leads Nina to impersonate James's chatty travel agent on the phone, and he's soon pouring his heart out and unwittingly falling for his wife all over again as they discuss the uncertainty of love and the eternal misunderstanding between men and women.(C) IFC
R (for language, some sexual content and bried drug use)
Comedy , Drama
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Kevin Rooney
as Wendell
Huub Stapel
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Critic Reviews for A Perfect Man

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Too bland to inspire strong feelings of any kind.

Full Review… | November 3, 2013
L.A. Weekly
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One of those projects whose very existence should baffle anyone hardy enough to endure all 94 minutes.

Full Review… | October 31, 2013
New York Times
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It's a confusing, awkward picture, though Man has its fair share of compelling incidents. Just not nearly enough of them to make the effort shine.

Full Review… | December 4, 2013

Flat and uninteresting, both visually and dramatically, this is a waste of two appealing actors.

Full Review… | November 6, 2013

In its elliptical presentation of its characters' lives, brings to mind the latter-day films of Philippe Garrel, but Kees Van Oostrum's genre experimentation aligns him with Paul Verhoeven.

Full Review… | October 30, 2013
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for A Perfect Man

Jeanne Tripplehorn and Liev Schreiber's performances are the best reason to watch this film. I felt like I have seen this type of film before It reminded me of movies like Unfaithful and Eyes Wide Shut. They had a good idea for a film but didn't execute it correctly. It needed a rewrite. The tone was off and it was a bit unfocused. Tripplehorn is great here. I am happy to see her in a leading role. It's been awhile since I saw her in a film where she had the lead role. Schreiber does a good job here too. I say, check it out for Tripplehorn and Schrieber.

Sol C
Sol C

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I absolutely loved this movie. Schreiber and Tripplehorn were incredible. The script, casting, just everything superb.

Silvia Beckmann
Silvia Beckmann

Tripplehorn and Schreiber were brilliant in this movie. This was a heartbreaking story with a perfect ending.

Heather Metzger
Heather Metzger

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