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Perfect (1985)




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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.more
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


John Napierala
as City News Editor
Jann Wenner
as Mark Roth
Philippe Delgrange
as Maitre d' in New Yor...
Tom Schiller
as Carly Simon's Friend
Paul Kent
as Judge
Murphy Dunne
as Peckerman
Kenneth Welsh
as Joe McKenzie
Michael Laskin
as Government Prosecuto...
Robert Stark
as Government Prosecuto...
Laurie Burton
as Mrs. McKenzie
Dan Lewk
as Steve
Andrea Adams
as Sports Connection Me...
Kurek Ashley
as Sports Connection Me...
Paul Barresi
as Sports Connection Me...
Leslie Borkin
as Sports Connection Me...
Candy Ann Brown
as Sports Connection Me...
Brent Carlton
as Sports Connection Me...
Eileen Finney
as Sports Connection Me...
Christian Letelier
as Sports Connection Me...
Donna Perkins
as Sports Connection Me...
Jill Schachne
as Sports Connection Me...
David Paymer
as Managing Editor
Jim Vanko
as FBI Agent
Laura Misch Owens
as Receptionist
Beth Herzhaft
as Researcher
Anson Downes
as Subeditor
Renee Tetro
as Staff Member
Joan Edwards
as Melody's Friend
Sam Travolta
as Hotel Desk Clerk
Clarke Wilson
as Chippendale's MC
Kim Connell
as Sally's Friend
Kim Isaacson
as Linda's Friend
Wendy Shawn
as Party-Goer
Dan Peterson
as Roger's Friend
Gregory Hormel
as Party Guest
Daniel Dayan
as Maitre d'
Annick Romain
as French Operator
Steve Solberg
as Assistant Art Direct...
Susan Burritt
as Art Department Girl
John Michael Kelly
as Guy at Desk
Bruce Savin
as Front Desk
Jean Lubin
as Stewardess
Steven Solberg
as Assistant Art Direct...
Kai Maxwell
as Herself
Kevin Boyle
as Himself
Frank Cavestani
as TV Reporter
Brian Maguire
as TV Reporter
Elaine Perkins
as TV Reporter
Marlene Cramer
as Court Reporter
Bob Henry
as Jury Foreman
Ramey Ellis
as City News Receptioni...
Alma Beltran
as Grieving Woman
Perla Walter
as Grieving Woman
Gina Morelli
as Grieving Woman
Carly Simon
as Herself
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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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