With so many films coming out in theatres and streaming, it’s hard to get to everything when it’s released. So here’s our rapid-fire review of The Perfect Date.


DIRECTED BY: Chris Nelson
WRITTEN BY: Steve Bloom and Randall Green
STARRING: Noah Centineo, Laura Marano and Camila Mendes

SYNOPSIS: To save up for college, Brooks Rattigan creates an app where anyone can pay him to play the perfect stand-in boyfriend for any occasion. (IMDB)


FULL REVIEW: CONTAINS SPOILERS


VERDICT

The Perfect Date is a fun yet familiar romantic comedy that fits exactly into their Netflix mold. The film lacks the substance it hopes to have and relies more on the charisma of its cast. Thankfully, the charisma is evident as the characters are enjoyable in this simplistic, predictable plot. It lacks the romantic aspects, but the subtle comedy, relatability and positive message make for a lighthearted story. It may not be Netflix’s best rom-com, but it continues a trend of enjoyable couch-bound entertainment.

★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ 6/10 – Consider

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