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Picture Perfect

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Picture Perfect

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
105 minutes
performer:
Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Bacon, Jay Mohr
director:
Glenn Gordon Caron
distributor:
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
author:
Glenn Gordon Caron, Paul Slansky, Arleen Sorkin
genre:
Romance, Comedy

We gave it a B-

This feature-length vehicle for Jennifer Aniston, the perky Friends star, truly seems to belong on the small screen. For one thing, Picture Perfect‘s premise—contrived by director-cowriter Glenn Gordon Caron, the creator of Moonlighting—is a ready-for-prime-time confection: To advance her career and entice an office lothario (Kevin Bacon), Aniston?s Kate claims to be engaged to an out-of-towner she hardly knows, a wedding videographer played with quiet sweetness by Jay Mohr. From there, this warm and cozy, predictable tale goes down as easily as tapioca pudding. Just as with a 22-minute sitcom, Caron seems to say, all?s well because the end?s swell. But that picture of life is just a little too perfect. B-

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