Perfect

1985

Action / Drama / Romance

20
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 19%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 28%
IMDb Rating 4.6 10 5259

Keywords:   courtroom, gym, aerobics, fitness

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Uploaded By: LINUS
April 05, 2016 at 07:06 PM

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Chelsea Field as Randy
Marilu Henner as Sally
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896.42 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
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23.976 fps
1 hr 55 min
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1.84 GB
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English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 55 min
P/S 1 / 3

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by jotix100 6 / 10

Leotards

James Bridges, the director, was a talented man; he died too young. He had done better, and frankly, this wasn't one of his best films, The movie has a dated look as it shows the worst of the 80s excesses.

The casting of John Travolta, an actor who had worked with Bridges before, seemed to be logical. Also, a young, vibrant, and sexy Jamie Lee Curtis, appeared to be an asset. In reality, Travolta and Curtis don't show much chemistry through no fault of their own.

The sexy California scene of the 80s is captured in the film, but nothing really comes out of it. One keeps hoping for more, but the picture remains flat. Watching it on cable after almost 20 years since it was released was like taking a trip back in time to the craziness of the era, but nothing more.

Reviewed by FX_Lord 9 / 10

Excellent and, if you don't think so then I'm afraid you just don't get it.

This film was only recently brought to my attention, I've so far watched it five times. Why? Because I'm a writer who loves to study effective character work in effective screenplays. The fact that this film received a Razzie nomination for worst screenplay only serves to invalidate the Razzies for me rather than changing my opinion of this film.

The way some reviews even mention the fact that the film was a flop as though that validates their opinion that it was awful. So The Thing (1982) was awful then? Or Blade Runner the same year. There are many reasons for films to flop, marketing for instance, or how about the fact that it was competing with Rambo II, The Goonies, Brewster's Millions, hell even Beverly Hills Cop released six months earlier was still doing good business then.

The summer of 1985 was saturated with hits, and here they threw this little character driven narrative into that environment, I don't understand how they thought it could have been a hit frankly. Kids wouldn't get it, frankly adults who just wanted to see Jamie Lee Curtis in a leotard probably wouldn't get it.

It's a story about a reporter (Travolta) who, at the start of the film, has the gumption to use women to get a story; a man who had no conscience about that behaviour. Until that is he falls in love with a woman (Curtis) he is trying to use for a story. His love for her challenges his self perception and forces him to rethink his ways as he tries to save himself from a broken heart.

The film centres around a health club where he finds women obsessed with the pursuit of physical perfection (at least by their perception). Women who believe it is the only way they will ever be loved. Thematically it's quite tragic, and I was a little underwhelmed by the writer's lack of any real insight into that cultural problem but figured that was symptomatic of what was understood about mental health in the 1980s compared to today, so I forgive him that.

If you're not afraid of character driven narratives, like most people who only watch mainstream films, then you should find this film enjoyable. The pacing is a little slow and they linger for far too long on the aerobics sessions (although not if you're watching for pervy reasons) but if you can get past that and get behind the character's story then you should enjoy it.

Reviewed by rivau319 7 / 10

Perfect? Not really... Entertaining? Definitely.

This film was definitely the final nail in Travolta's metaphorical coffin having been preceded by 'Staying Alive' and 'Two of a Kind'. Upon first viewing of the film, I was dumbstruck to find what I thought was Travolta acting poorly and the story seemed to be absolutely forgettable and pointless! But after persevering with the movie a couple of times more, I enjoyed it. I even changed my mind on Travolta's performance and realised what he actually tried to do-a mixture of anger, frustration, fatigue, mild charm-all of which are attributed to a workaholic Rolling Stone journalist such as his character Adam. The music has a pulsating beat although I do admit some songs on the film's soundtrack are better than others but the music does seem to carry this film along. Curtis is dazzling in her role as the 'Aerobics Pied Piper.'(Her sexy body and amazing legs are a plus for this movie.) Jann Wenner deserves special mention even though he's probably playing himself considering he was then the editor and now owner of Rolling Stone Magazine. This is a real 80s movie, and a strange theme involving both journalism and aerobics somehow merging together. Travolta and Curtis both do a great job in their roles bringing a contrast of characters in their relationship. I didn't however like the beginning or ending credits at all. The beginning was just basic and static-a list of credits against a plain background. The ending wasn't great either--Berlin's 'Masquerade' song (which is, in my opinion, a weak link in the film's soundtrack), plays on while ALL of the key characters do aerobics...Is that realistic? Bizarre. I rather liked it when Curtis meets Travolta at the end and they drive off. There, is when it should have ended. But I guess all in all, an entertaining mid-80s movie.

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