One of the old TV romances from Lifetime, this Perfect Romance film is both amusing and actually sweet.
Perfect Romance (2004) Lifetime TV Film Review
Finding love is the last thing on the mind of Jenny Kelly (Lori Heuring). She’s focused on her son’s happiness, which right now is being broken by his errant father (JR Bourne), and that she cannot seem to quit her loser of an ex. Her mother Tess (Kathleen Quinlan) tries to get her daughter to go out more even if just with her childhood best friend Miles (Michael Trucco). But when she won’t, things get quite complicated in a search for someone who will support Jenny’s goals and be a father to her son.
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This is one of those movies you can guess the direction of, but it’s still fun in a kind of clear-the-mind-of-anything kind of way. I’d started to watch it during a let’s-stay-up-all-night week night (but let’s be real, this is every night) only to hit pause because it turned out to be something that seemed cute enough my mother would also enjoy. Turns out I was right. This is one that’s simple and sweet, but also it’s more interesting when it comes to its plot than other rom-coms.
Additionally in the cast line up is MacGyver’s Henry Ian Cusick and the rest of the cast too is good. It’s nice to see mostly faces I don’t normally see, and to see Michael Trucco in something of his earlier days. I’m more used to his Fairly Legal or Killer Women TV days. They all seem to mesh pretty well. The only “serious” script flaw is that it overplays some things (meaning sometimes its tries to be cute, and is actually the opposite).
Despite its dated age, there’s still good things to find in Perfect Romance. There’s the romance and likable (most the time) characters, hijinks and sweet kisses. All of which will leave you with a smile.
You can find Perfect Romance digitally on Amazon Video
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Content: nothing really to note. There is some awkward implication about not being intimate because it’s about “friendship,” etc. (Really the only real flaw about the dialogue.) Otherwise it’s pretty clean despite its TV-14 rating.
Photos: Lifetime TV