Friday, September 18, 2015
The Perfect Guy - The woman-in-peril thriller shook off bad reviews and placed first with a robust $26.7 million domestic for the opening weekend, a handsome profit on a modest $12 million budget... However, the bigger win may be that Hollywood has reached something of a long-overdue tipping point: Between Straight Outta Compton, War Room, and now The Perfect Guy, the box office winner has been a film headlined by African American leads for five weeks in a row. Fittingly, the milestone comes from Screen Gems, long one of the few places in Hollywood to actively (and successfully) serve African American audiences... READ MORE by John Lopez Grantland
Bottom Line: Yes, we all know the cast is what sold the movie, otherwise David M. Rosenthal has ostensibly directed a Lifetime movie, but one with beautiful production value and rich coloring. The writers Alan McElroy, Alan B. McElroy (story) & Tyger Williams (screenplay) didn't bother with a twist, you know the whole story just about from the trailer, and it could use a little tightening up. Still, I had fun with it! For a romantic/thriller, it's never too over the top and you are invested. Slight Spoiler Alert - Anybody think Leah eventually ends up with the white cop who gave her the excellent advice?
T &T's LAMB Score: 2.5 outta 5
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