The Perfect Match Reviews
Plus they're taking every opportunity possible to name drop and include online stars.
The movie has the balled headed dude from Clueless.
It has Brandi the RnB pop star as well she has a small role.
The movie has a moral of a story that other movies do and have said before but this movie you can feel the emotion behind it. Mind you I started watching this movie last night with the wife and finished it today i guess it's not the greatest of chick flicks.
The movie is not for the kiddies there is a lot of love scenes that are not suitable for younger audiences.
The Perfect Match is a Perfect above average movie.
Charlie (Terrence Jenkins) is what used to be called a playboy but now more frequently is commonly referred to being a player, is convinced that a mutually emotionally satisfying relationship between a man and woman is impossible. This perspective negates the search for Miss Right to simply 'Miss Right Now'. It is not so much that his attitude towards women is mean-spirited, it's just that he enjoys playing the field eschewing a stable relationship for brief encounter of mutual sexual satisfaction. This doesn't sit well with Charlie's sister, Sherry (Paula Patton), who is a therapist speaks almost entirely as if she was recording an audiobook from New Age self-help guide. She is certain that Charlie's emotional stagnation is predominantly due to the death of their parents. Charlie's cavalier attitude is actually an asset to him professionally. He Is a talent scout who must always be prepared to help his clients face any emotional maelstroms they might encounter. The movie does embrace the fact that we are living in an Internet driven world. Charlie is quite expert at manipulating all forms of social media including but not limited to Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram. The first two minutes of the movie demonstrate how useful these talents can be forwarded the hedonistic aspects of his private life. During a casual time on the beach Charlie targets a very attractive young woman and within the first few moments manages to convince her return with him to his apartment better known in situations such as this as is bachelor pad. Charlie smoothly ran from an offer to take this young woman's photograph that will be suitable for garnering an actual number of hits online and quickly turns to an afternoon of energetic sex. This element of the story presents a two-edged sword as it relates to establishing the contextual foundation of the story. Satisfies his need for constantly changing sexual partners but it is hardly conducive to enticing him to settle down.
Charlie is surrounded by a larger cadre of friends, mostly couples that includes Victor (Robert Christopher Riley) and Ginger (Lauren London), who are currently engaged at the having known each other as they were children. Major point of contention between them Ginger earned substantially more than Victor. Another couple, Rick (Donald Faison) and Pressie (Dascha Polanco), who on the verge of panic over not being able to conceive despite all their efforts. Despite the fact that neither of these couples are in relationship without the angst and trepidation that faced many people they are constantly haranguing Charlie forgo his bachelor assistance and find someone suitable for a serious relationship. This is a common plot point found in most romantic comedies but as mentioned above this movie comes off more is a farce of the pressures generated by Charlie's friends escalated to an almost unrealistic level.
His married friends finally reach a point where they are certain they must put a stop to Charlie's concept of life as a sexual buffet and have them settled down with one woman. Point of contention that many might find with the premise of this film is that here in the 21st century delaying getting married small more commonplace than it was 50 years ago. Why does seem to be a predilection for married people to have their friends forgo single life, the underlying plot device here comes a course is unnaturally forced and inconsistent with current social trends and expectations. Charlie's friends cajole him into accepting a wager; Charlie is to date only one woman for the next month, a period of time that will end with the wedding day of Victor and Ginger. Charlie is exceptionally proud of his self-confidence and agrees to the vet certain that he will be able to succeed. Only a few frames of film go by Charlie's acceptance and is encountering Eva (Cassie Ventura).
Eva has only been in long-term relationships throughout the life, she is very much a serial monogamist. She has seen how the of embraced the best variety in the dating pool and the size of what she wants most now is just to enjoy life, have fun avoid commitment next time she becomes involved with a man. This is the foundation for the farcical juxtaposition of opposites. Ironically Charlie and Eva would not have been compatible notwithstanding the bet. The director of this film, Bille Woodruff, has built most of his career with music videos and music/dance oriented movies such as the early Jessica Alba vehicle, 'Honey' as well, as it sequel, 'Honey 'in the soon to be released 'Honey 3', the latter two without the talents of Ms. Alba. This may not be his first nonmusical oriented movie, but he is still very much on the learning curve and his efforts here would indicate that he should be able to make a realistic alteration in preferred themes for his films. The screenwriters, Gary Hardwick and Brandon Broussard both have substantial credits in both television and film predominantly in projects featuring the talents of African-American actors, specifically comedians. The only qualms I had, but the screenplay here is I felt they should have highlighted the farcical elements that in trying to create just another romantic comedy.