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The Perfect Guy (2015)

PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller | 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.


David M. Rosenthal


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



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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


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


Trust one, fear the other


Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

11 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az álompasi See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,888,154, 13 September 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$57,017,904, 29 November 2015
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Rocklin/Faust,Screen Gems See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


"The Perfect Guy" is based on an original screenplay titled VALET written by Alan B. McElroy. The scene "under the bed", "the toothbrush beat", and the "hand on the shower glass", are all from that original screenplay. See more »


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 »


Carter: [on being shot] What the fuck was that?
Leah: Beanbag non lethal round.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Perfect Guy (2015) See more »


Written by Leon Bridges (as Todd Michael Bridges), Josh Block, Austin Jenkins and Chris Vivion
Performed by Leon Bridges
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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9 October 2015 | by shakitareedSee all my reviews

My review is on a drama, thriller movie that took you on a roller-coaster ride. In the movie Leah (Sanaa Lathan) a 36 year old lobbyist in L.A breaks up with her boyfriend Dave (Morris Chestnut) because of a decision they couldn't agree on. She moves on to find what she thinks is a better man named Carter (Micheal Ealy) thinking he is the man of her dreams. As days pass and their relationship grows stronger, true sides of their personalities begin to show and the man that Leah thinks Carter is turns out to be the complete opposite of her hopes. You won't believe the ups, downs, twists, and turns of the movie called "The Perfect Guy" directed by David M. Rosenthal. David M. Rosenthal did a wonderful job in directing. From picking great actress to having a good script and also having the movie relate to other well-known movies, in my opinion this is the best movie I have seen in a long time. Talk about David picking good actress, Sanaa Lathan, she is one gorgeous eye candy for me who love women and is very talented. As for Morris Chestnut, he plays a very good role at being a family man. He plays the family man in many familiar movies such as "Not Easily Broken" and "The Best Man Holiday." And That Michael Ealy, can you say one of a kind. Michael can play many different roles like stalking, to cold-hearted, to even being a loving, kind man. These 3 together in a movie is like a dream come true. No matter what type of movie they are playing in together the movie is going to be off the chain. Any script that's handed to them is acted out with all they got. The script that they acted out in this movie was awesome. Most movies have a lot of profanity or unpleasing words that makes you disgusted and not want to watch it anymore but this movie was very enjoyable and entertaining to watch. It reminds you of so many different movies with twists of love, thriller, and drama such as "A Thin Line Between Love and Hate" directed by Martin Lawrence and "Obsessed" directed by Steve Shill. In conclusion, this is my favorite movie of all time. In my opinion, the movie was great and there need to be more movies to come out just like this one. I feel if you have never seen this movie that you need to go see it as soon as possible. It just came out this year, September 2015, so it is not too late. If you aren't one of those people to go to the movie theater make sure you buy it on DVD because this is worth money and the trip to Walmart, Target, Kmart, etc. You can miss any movie in the world that comes out after this one but be sure not to miss this one. "The Perfect Guy" will have you on the edge of your seat with anticipation.

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