The Perfect Guy

The Perfect Guy

Many women were asked, at some point, who is a perfect guy? Ofcourse the answers were always tall, dark and handsome with a bit of emotional, charming and caring. But who would have thought there could be another angle to the perfect guy.


The Perfect Guy (2015), starring Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy and Morris Chestnut among others and directed by David M. Rosenthal, brings you something to think about the perfect guy. After a painful breakup, successful lobbyist Leah Vaughn (Sanaa Lathan) jumps into a passionate relationship with a charming stranger (Michael Ealy). When her ex-boyfriend (Morris Chestnut) resurfaces in her life she has to figure out who she should trust and who she should fear.

Director David Rosenthal (right) and Sanaa Lathan on the set of Screen Gems' THE PERFECT GUY.

Director David Rosenthal (right) and Sanaa Lathan on the set of Screen Gems’ THE PERFECT GUY.

The movie gives an introduction to the couple and the trouble they face in keeping their relationship alive. The storyline moves from the jagged relationship with Dave to Leah bumping into the charming Carter and how toxic her newfound romance turns out to be. The Director brings emotions right out of the screen and into the audience. The feeling of helplessness and fear gripped throughout as the story progresses. Michael Ealy plays the role quite well and carries the image of a psychopath brilliantly throughout the movie. However, Morris Chestnut and, to a certain extent, Sanaa Lathan were not convincing enough with their characters.


The storyline, although choppy, covers the entire story in one hour forty mins. However, that time frame of the movie did injustice to the execution of the movie. It felt like the story was rushed. The movie was incapable of letting the story sink in through the audiences’ thought process. Before we knew it the movie ends abruptly. For that kind of storyline, who would have thought it could be that easy at the end?


To summarise, it is a good watch and Carter Duncan, played by Michael Ealy, is the best performance in the movie. I would give it a seven out of ten. But then again, that is just my opinion.

The Perfect Guy (2015) now playing in cinemas near you.

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