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The Perfect Guy (2015)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, Horror | 11 September 2015 (USA)
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After breaking up with her boyfriend, a professional woman gets involved with a man who seems almost too good to be true.

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David M. Rosenthal

Writers:

Alan B. McElroy (story by), Tyger Williams (screenplay)
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sanaa Lathan ... Leah
Michael Ealy ... Carter
Morris Chestnut ... Dave
L. Scott Caldwell ... Evelyn
Charles S. Dutton ... Roger
John Getz ... Renkin
Tess Harper ... Mrs. McCarthy
Kathryn Morris ... Karen
Rutina Wesley ... Alicia
Holt McCallany ... Detective Hansen
Jessica Parker Kennedy ... Rachel
David Starzyk ... Frank
Ronnie Gene Blevins ... Roy the Mechanic
Wilmer Calderon ... Detective Gardner
Gordon Clapp ... Bill Forsythe
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Storyline

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. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Trust one, fear the other


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, menace, sexuality and brief strong language. | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un homme parfait See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,888,154, 13 September 2015

Gross USA:

$57,027,435

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,273,173
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film was shot in 34 days. See more »

Goofs

The detective mentions getting a subpoena to search a suspect's apartment. Subpoenas are used to obtain records or compel someone to appear in court. If a dwelling is to be searched, a search warrant is the proper item to use. A seasoned detective would know the difference between the two. See more »

Quotes

Leah: This is the part of the movie where you kidnap me and sell my organs, right?
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Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Perfect Guy (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

READY FOR BATTLE (REMIX)
Written by Jonathan Merkel and Ryan Anh Tham
Performed by KT Scene
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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Nice psychological treat!
17 September 2015 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

Sometimes when you're in a serious relationship you have to test the waters to make sure you're with the right person. Well ladies, if this statement is true for you make sure the guy you choose to test the waters with is not Michael Ealy.

Ealy was a hardcore psychopath in this flick, just a bag filled of cats, man. His performance remind me of Idris Elba's performance in No Good Deed. I did not think Elba's performance as a sociopath could be top, but Ealy topped it.

He started off so charming, even though I knew the purpose of the movie he was still able to pull off the concept of the perfect guy without forcing it. Then when he went off, you felt so sorry for Sanaa Lathan's character, Lena who made the god awful wrong choice in rebound guy.

The movie in itself was just OK, but I give it points for the performances of Lathan, Morris Chestnut, but especially Ealy who nailed it.


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