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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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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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English

Release Date:

12 April 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Stand-In See more »

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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie is set in Connecticut. They mention UConn, Yale and Greenwich. See more »

Goofs

When Harvey Lieberman (Celia's father) meets Brooks for the first time and lets him enter their house, he closes the door laughing but we can see clearly that he isn't laughing but keeps his mouth closed. 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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Black Lemon
Performed by Generationals
Written by Grant Widmer and Edward Joyner
Courtesy of Polyvinyl Record Co.
Published by Rough Trade Publishing
By arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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Ok if you're not seeking innovation.
12 April 2019 | by LukeCustomer2See all my reviews

I enjoyed this one but what holds it back is any sort of non paint by the numbers story. Noah Centineo plays "Brooks Rattigan" (come on guys come up with a real name) a good poor kid who has set his sites on Yale and the good life. While doing this he comes up with the idea for an app to be like a task rabbit for dating. (actually good idea). However, he soon finds that he is losing himself to pretending to be whomever for the app and some of his real life friends are getting tried of being stood up and ignored. My only thought on this was it didn't seem that Brooks was doing anything wrong per se. The script sort of had to twist itself around to have the "dark moment" and his friends came off a little selfish not to let him have this new thing in his life. Of course, he does learn that yearning after the good life and Yale has its drawbacks and isn't all it seems to be. There is a romance with Laura Marano "Celia" but it was definitely very BFF. I didn't get any sort of romantic vibe.


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