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Rated PG-13 · 100 minutes · 2015

Thriller
In this formulaic thriller, a young professional (Sanaa Lathan) getting over a breakup with her longtime boyfriend (Morris Chestnut) dives into a serious relationship with a charming stranger (Michael Ealy) who is really a violent, possessive psychopath. Director David M. Rosenthal builds suspense slowly and effectively, and the leads aren't bad; Lathan fills out her underwritten character and Ealy, with his cold stare and robotic posture, makes for a striking screen villain. Despite touching on such topics as stalking and cyberbullying, the movie lacks any sort of subtext, which makes it easy to watch and even easier to forget.


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Official Site: www.sonypictures.com/movies/theperfectguy
Director: David Rosenthal
Producer: Nicole Rocklin, Wendy Rhoads, Darryl Taja, Tommy Oliver, Michael Ealy, Sanaa Lathan and Glenn S. Gainor
Cast: Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy, Morris Chestnut, L. Caldwell, Charles Dutton, Tess Harper, Kathryn Morris, Rutina Wesley, Holt McCallany, Jessica Kennedy, David Starzyk, Ronnie Blevins, Wilmer Calderon, Gordon Clapp and Duncan Joiner

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