Perfect (1985)

R   |    |  Drama, Romance

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A female aerobics instructor meets a male reporter doing a story on health clubs, but it isn't love at first sight.

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  • Jamie Lee Curtis in Perfect (1985)
  • Marilu Henner in Perfect (1985)
  • Laraine Newman in Perfect (1985)
  • Jamie Lee Curtis in Perfect (1985)
  • Jamie Lee Curtis and John Travolta in Perfect (1985)
  • John Travolta and James Bridges in Perfect (1985)

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11 November 2004 | NixonNow
Aerobics, Rolling Stone, and a Hunka Hunka Burnin' Travolta!
OK, I know this is a bad, bad movie. It's not like I have any "diamond in the rough" illusions about this actually being a good movie that's merely misunderstood. So why is it that I watch it every time it's on? I honestly love watching this film!

Maybe it's the dated 80s setting and the "studly" guys that look utterly homosexual now. Perhaps it's the great lines, like Anne De Salvo looking directly into the camera and saying, "C'mon, guys, make me suffer," or Matthew Reed (in his one and only screen role) saying, "It was love at first sight. I took one look at those tits and my whole body got hard!" It could be John Travolta going through his aerobics routine with a sock in his jock, or Larraine Newman straddling the leg-spreader, proving that not every woman looks sexy in a leotard.

Of course there's Jamie Lee Curtis calling Travolta a "sphincter muscle" three different times. There's also Jann Wenner gyrating his fat gut during the closing credits. How about the pointless scene where hundreds of Boy George fans storm the hotel, or Curtis "deleting" Travolta's article by merely backspacing (What kind of word processor is that)? There's even the premise that Rolling Stone is a serious news magazine - HAW HAW HAW!

I seriously can't recommend paying money for this, but it's worth a watch if it comes on a local channel just for the sheer badness of it all. This is the definitive nadir of Travolta's career (check is better than Battlefield Earth, but what isn't?) After this, even Look Who's Talking Now looks brilliant.

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