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The Perfect Date (2019)

TV-14 | | Comedy, Romance | 12 April 2019 (USA)
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To save up for college, Brooks Rattigan creates an app where anyone can pay him to play the perfect stand-in boyfriend for any occasion.

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Chris Nelson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Noah Centineo ... Brooks Rattigan
Laura Marano ... Celia Lieberman
Odiseas Georgiadis ... Murph
Camila Mendes ... Shelby Pace
Matt Walsh ... Charlie Rattigan
Joe Chrest ... Harvey Lieberman
Carrie Lazar ... Lillian Lieberman
Alexander Biglane ... Tuna Melt on Seven Grain (as Alex Biglane)
Blaine Kern III ... Franklin
Zak Steiner ... Reece
Ty Parker ... Cartelli
Wayne Pére ... Mr. Newhouse (as Wayne Pere)
Rhonda Johnson Dents ... Mrs. Milligan
Maureen Brennan ... Marjorie Strack
Autumn Walker ... Leah
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Storyline

Brooks Rattigan (Noah Centineo) has the academic chops to get into his dream Ivy League school, but what he's missing is an outstanding extracurricular - and the money. When he seizes on an opportunity to make some extra cash by posing as the boyfriend of a self-assured, combat boot-loving girl named Celia Lieberman (Laura Marano), he finds he has a knack for being the perfect stand-in. Together with his programmer friend Murph (Odiseas Georgiadis), Brooks launches an app selling himself as a plus-one for all occasions. Along the way, he meets the girl of his dreams (Camila Mendes). But when business starts to boom, Brooks must reassess everything he was once sure of.

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Blaine Kern III and Phi Vu both appeared in Happy Death Day (2017) and Happy Death 2U (2019). See more »

Goofs

When the character Murph was designing the app for Brooks he said "Object C Infrastructure". A real developer would never have referred to a programming language in this way. You can also see that he is using VSCode to write the app, which is unusual for a developer writing an iPhone app. Most likely they would have used Xcode on a mac. See more »

Quotes

Lady with Brooks Walking: You want to know how you can tell if you're meant to be with someone? Just sit and have a conversation, some people when you talk to them, its like trying to listen to classical music on a radio with no antenna. You can push that dial back and forth all you want, but you only get the static. But when you're meant to be with someone, and they truly are the one, you just sit, start talking and a Beethoven sonata will begin to play
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References Napoleon Dynamite (2004) See more »

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Sunlight
Performed by Yuno
Written by Carlton Joseph Moodie II
Courtesy of Sub Pop Records
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Fun, light and entertaining
15 April 2019 | by SacotraSee all my reviews

I'm very confused by all the bad reviews here, and so early after the movie's release. Almost like some kind of co-ordinated outpouring of disappointment. Hmm... What did I miss?

Anyway, I feel like most of the poor reviews are unfair, particularly any in the 1-3 stars range. I'm giving this movie 8/10 because it does what it sets out to do well. It's a light, fun entertaining comedy, as focused on friendship as romance. Of course Noah is not a 'great ak-torrr' (certainly not at this stage) but he does what he's supposed to do perfectly here - which is to be gorgeous and charming and funny. If that's not what you're after, then this is not the movie for you.

Overall this is a nice, comforting, escapist way to spend 90 minutes. No one dies or gets sick, no animals are hurt, everyone is pretty. It's fun.


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