Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. 75
    The best romantic comedies intoxicate like vintage champagne. Picture Perfect, on the other hand, is like a wine spritzer. Insubstantial and oversweet, it still refreshes as a midsummer brain cooler. [1 August 1997, p. 3D]
  2. Another contemporary story about a woman with a successful career punished with a lousy personal life.
  3. 63
    Unfortunately, Picture Perfect uses embarrassing contrivances to sabotage what should have been a pleasant excursion down a familiar road.
  4. 60
    An amiable romantic comedy.
  5. 50
    Jennifer Aniston is a friend in need of a movie script that will really let her talent blossom. Picture Perfect is too TV-ish and timid a romantic farce to do the trick.
  6. 50
    It's a shame the plot is so contrived, because parts of this movie are really pretty good.
  7. Another romantic comedy about a career woman who has everything except a man, is Jennifer Aniston's attempt to break out of her TV role. But she doesn't have the magic on the big screen to make us forget where she came from.
  8. 50
    Though "extremely mediocre" may seem like an oxymoron, no phrase better defines Picture Perfect. Aside from wearing, with visual discomfort, a series of absurdly revealing dresses, Aniston does little to distance herself from her "Friends" persona with this slightly less likable character.
  9. The film bounces busily among these players until it has to slow down and pretend to be sincere.
  10. Reviewed by: Adam Smith
    Aniston deports herself competently, here showing us nothing she hasn't on Friends, and Bacon is pretty much on autopilot as the company stud but it is Mohr who actually shines, skilfully giving an underwritten role a genuinely deft sense of nobility and charm.
  11. 40
    The result is a vacuous feel-good movie that leaves you feeling nothing at all.
  12. 40
    What Picture Perfect sells as romance is a junior high school health class morality lecture we all got years ago. And it was a crock then, too.
  13. 40
    Director Glenn Gordon Carron's movie is far more bearable when Kate is spinning lies and sticking her tongue in Kevin Bacon's desiccated bad boy.
  14. It only serves to remind one of better movies, at a time when one needs no reminders.
  15. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    A well-upholstered but hopelessly contrived romantic comedy, Picture Perfect is too ineffectual to tickle either the funnybone or the heartstrings.
  16. 40
    Olympia Dukakis and Illeana Douglas come off poorly in silly supporting roles that make Aniston seem to have screen presence by default. Her character's habit of compulsively adjusting her bodice ensures our attention has the proper focus.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Sep 4, 2014
    A strong debut for Jennifer Aniston in a leading role. Picture Perfect is a delightful precursor to the career ahead of her. Nonetheless, nothing terribly exciting going on here. Full Review »
  2. MeganL.
    May 12, 2008
    A movie I really like. A 28 year old woman pretends to be engaged to a man Nick who's a photographer. They have a make believe fight in a restaurant that scene was really funny The girl Kate really likes Nick and misses him a lot however she sees Nick at a wedding and tells him how she feels about him and how she misses him and how she just wants to date him So Nick asks Kate if she bunny hops? meaning maybe they'll see a movie or something so Kate walks up to Nick and now Nick and Kate kiss each other and end up together happy and the audience gives them an applause and cheers for them. Full Review »