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Picture Perfect is a movie by Feature Films for Families. It's about two families and Ernie Barrett (Dave Thomas), owner and CEO of Barrett's Natural Soda. Alan Walters and his mother, Vicky (Mary Page Keller), live next door to the Thomases, George (Richard Karn), a widower and his daughters, JJ and Delia. Alan enters both families in a contest sponsored by Barrett's Natural Soda. When they do become the finalists they have to join their families together in order to win the grand prize by pretending to be the perfect family. And the problems just keep coming after that.
Tropes in the film
- Acting Unnatural: It's actually amazing that Ernie did notice how unnatural the family was acting most of the time.
- Amateur Sleuth: Eve Scrimmer, boy is she ever. Trying to get the inside scoop on people by peeping through hedges.
- A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
- Bad Liar: The whole family's not very good at it, but the kids did do a good job with their letter so?
- Blatant Lies: Lot's of that going around.
- Becoming the Mask: After a while George and Vicky realize that they actually do love each other and get married.
- Bluff the Impostor: What Alan does to the fake FBI guy's
- Cassandra Truth: George's boss and Mss Scrimmer were at least right about the two groups not being a family.
- Cover Identity Anomaly
- Digging Yourself Deeper: Every lie just makes the hole that much bigger!
- Hesitation Equals Dishonesty: A lot of that's going around too.
- Nosy Neighbor: Mss Scrimmer.
- Outright Lie: "Listen! Ernie has schizoid-detritus-melanomus! When he gets depressed, he turns violent. So it's critical we keep him happy!"
- Secret-Chaser: Again, Mss Scrimmer. She must have a lot of time on her hands.
- The Cuckoolander Was Right: Yep Mss Scrimmer, you actually got it right!
- The Ghost: Poor Rusty!
- Those Two Guys: Those annoying FBI agents.