The Perfect Guy | Film review - Might Sanaa Lathan's Mr Right be a wrong 'un?

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Smart, successful and newly single, Sanaa Lathan's Leah has just begun dating suave charmer Carter (Michael Ealy). She hopes he might be Mr Right and her impressionable dad reckons he's a candidate for the Boyfriend Hall of Fame, but we've already spotted the manic glint in his eye and suspect he'll turn out to be a Major League Psycho. We’re right, of course.

A throwback to the 1990s era of Fatal Attraction, glossy but blandly directed stalker thriller The Perfect Guy fails to do anything interesting with its stock set-up and there’s no erotic frisson between the characters. Sadly, a misted shower door is as steamy as things get here.

Certificate 15. Runtime 96 mins. Director David M Rosenthal

The Perfect Guy is available on DVD & Digital HD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

DVD Extras Include:

“Lust and Obsession: Making The Perfect Guy” Featurette

Jason Best

A film critic for over 25 years, Jason admits the job can occasionally be glamorous – sitting on a film festival jury in Portugal; hanging out with Baz Luhrmann at the Chateau Marmont; chatting with Sigourney Weaver about The Archers – but he mostly spends his time in darkened rooms watching films. He’s also written theatre and opera reviews, two guide books on Rome, and competed in a race for Yachting World, whose great wheeze it was to send a seasick film critic to write about his time on the ocean waves. But Jason is happiest on dry land with a classic screwball comedy or Hitchcock thriller.