The Perfect Guy follows the story of Leah Vaughn who appears to have the perfect life. She enjoys a challenging, fast-paced career as a lobbyist; Dave, her long-term boyfriend loves her. And yet, at 36, she’s ready to move to the next phase. Marriage and a family seem a logical and welcome step. Dave is not so sure and this leads to a painful breakup . Enter Carter Duncan (Ealy), a handsome, charming stranger whose path keeps crossing with Leah’s. Caring and solicitous of Leah and her family and friends, their relationship rapidly progresses. It seems Leah has met the perfect guy. But if it seems too good to be true… Soon Carter’s protective nature morphs into something more sinister. It’s clear Leah has to end this new relationship and when she does, her onetime lover becomes her ultimate enemy. It will take every bit of her cunning and resolve to escape and outwit him.
Like I said in a previous post, The Perfect Guy is a story we’ve seen so many times before. That said, Michael Ealy and Sanaa Lathan are enough reasons to go see the movie when it hits cinemas.
I’m confused however why the distribution arm of Universal isn’t willing to bring Straight Outta Compton here. The market is there, and the marketing strategy did quite well in Africa as a whole, so it makes sense to try it here. Sure, they probably will not make more than a couple hundred thousand dollars, but that is still something. Whatever the reason for their decision, I hope they fix themselves and give people in this part of the world the opportunity to see these movies as well.
In case you missed it, below is the first trailer for The Perfect Guy that was released a few months ago.