The Perfect Guy

The Perfect Guy
The Perfect Guy
  • PG-13
  • 1h 40m
  • 2015
Rotten18%
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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.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten18%
Critics Consensus: The Perfect Guy threatens to tip into enjoyably depraved territory, but ultimately settles for timid thriller clichés.
Reviews
Guardian
Benjamin Lee
Rotten

A checklist of 90s thriller cliches (so tired you can almost see the cast yawning) get trotted out...

June 25, 2017
Guardian
Nigel M. Smith
Rotten

The unsure tone screams that this is a director embarrassed by the film he's making.

June 25, 2017
Chicago Reader
Ben Sachs
Fresh

A reasonably engaging thriller with some topical overtones.

June 25, 2017
AV Club
Jesse Hassenger
Rotten

Scene after scene exists only to deliver facts for later: Carter's family background; the location...

June 25, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Predictable thriller wastes strong cast; some sex, violence.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Perfect Guy is a standard-issue thriller about a woman (Sanaa Lathan) who's pursued and threatened by her psycho ex-boyfriend until she's forced to fight back. The movie has a general air of menace, and attacks involve weapons (knife, shotgun) and victims being thrown around rooms/down stairs. There are also a few sex scenes (kissing, moaning, moving, but no graphic graphic nudity) and some drinking and swearing (mostly variations of "s--t," plus a memorable use of "f--k").

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Thriller, Drama
  • Release Date:September 11, 2015
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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