After helping a friend move into her new apartment, I was exhausted with all the accompanying weight lifting that we had to do. So I decided to relax with what I was hoping was a light romantic comedy.
“Picture Perfect” is the story of Kate’s ( Jennifer Aniston) ambition to have it all. Katie works in Mercer Advertising and is clearly very talented for the job. Her personal life is not that great – she is the last in her circle of friends to get married.
At work, she lands a big client and is now waiting for her big promotion – which doesn’t come through. On top of her that her boss implies as that she has no liabilities and no family, she is not considered “tied” to the company and hence passed over promotion.
So its time to get her life in order and a little fibbing does no body any harm, right?
She concocts a fake fiancé which tells her boss that she is not going anywhere and also surprisingly lands her in the bed of her colleague, Sam, whom she has always desired. For once her life is perfect, until one day when eveyrone wants to desparately meet the new fiance and she has to find one or something on those lines..I am losing interest as I write.
To cut a long story short, she pays money to this guy, Nick to be the fiance and to stage a break up, uses him and hurts him, he falls in love with her..da..da..da..happy ending.
Things that worked – Only Jennifer Aniston can make a cold and calculating ambitious person be likeable. She does full justice to her incredibly cliched role. Also loved her wardrobe for the movie.Everyone else’s performance is meh – nothing to write home about really.
Things that did not work – Unfortunately you can’t watch a movie for Jennifer and her wardrobe alone. There has to be other things – like a good script. I have worked in the corporate world for over four years and I do not think my boss ever gave a rat’s ass about my personal life. The story is so stupid. As long as you turn up to work and deliver, I dont think people care if you are married or not. And definitely, no wants to meet your other half on dinners.
I generally am not nasty about actors but Jay Mohr has absolutely no screen presence in this movie. He bored me every time he was on screen. Kevin Bacon was again miscast – just doesn’t fit in the romantic comedy genre – I see him in more edgy roles.
Only watch this if you have absolutely nothing else to do.