'The Perfect Guy' is anything but perfectly made

The movie disappoints in acting, storyline and character development.

"The Perfect Guy" has 99 problems and good cinematography isn't one.

The opening night show on a Friday was only 15 percent full, which just goes to show how just how uneventful this film's release was.  

I don’t go to the theater often, and it’s rare when I watch something that I truly enjoy. This was not one of those times.

If anything, this was one of the weirdest films I have seen in a very long time, and I saw A Serbian Film not too long ago.

The woman lead, Leah, is a very successful, and right off the bat, the antagonist in the story is introduced in the most innocent of settings.  He is a gentleman on first interaction and the film portrays her as almost being starstruck.

There’s an extreme request of marriage that ultimately leads to the end of Leah's first relationship.  She then transitions another fling with a new guy Carter.

I don’t know about anyone else, but when I go to a coffee shop I’m focused on my order, not the weirdo staring across the bar.

Out of nowhere, it’s been months since the split without a transition making it seem as if it’s just a next day. Bad call from the editors, here. What gives? 

The movie's transitions make me feel like I'm watching a home movie made on Windows Movie Maker in 2008. The acting and scene completion lacked authenticity and credibility. Facial reactions were delayed and it was hard to follow like I would a well-put together film.

It takes a dramatic turn when Carter coincidentally appears out of the blue when Leah is single and evidently desperate. Here is where the film’s plot begins to fall into place.

Now is it possible to fall for a man so quickly, over one date? He seems like a dream, and ironically is a glorified computer geek, so he knows his away around the web and databases.

Here is where the stalker vibe comes out.

The entire film's basis for her breaking up with him that leads to his stalking is because a man walked up to admire his car, and Carter took it the wrong way. Had he talked for a good ten seconds to clarify, the film would not exist. Oh, how I wish that they would have talked it out. 

I guess one of my major issues with the film was that Carter called Leah a slut during the film, and the audience laughed. This bothered me because of the connotation that this word has is negative, and as a woman, I can't help but be baffled by the fact that someone thought it would be a good idea for this to be said in a joking matter. 

The relationship ends badly, and Leah attempts to reconcile with Dave, the first guy, but that’s when the phone calls from Carter begin and this is where it gets creepy.

Honestly, this film scares me away from dating anyone I meet at a coffee shop and that happens rather frequently to me, so what does that mean for me?

Moral of the story is that the good guy at first might seem like too good to be true but the truth is, don't use films and Hollywood to set your dating standard because you might end up with a crazy stalker that wants to kill you.

Or was that not the point?


Reach the reporter at rramir30@asu.edu or follow @rubythewriter on Twitter.

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