The 15 Most Iconic Movie Stalkers, Ranked by Obsession Level, Watch an exclusive clip from 'The Great American Lie', Malin Akerman, Ken Marino and more stars of 'The Sleepover' discuss their new action comedy, Family is everything in the creepy new trailer for 'Kindred'. Hansen hits Carter in the interrogation room. Dave doesn’t feel the same way. His performance may not be groundbreaking, but it works because he exploits it for what it is. Also very talented but unlikely to share what little acclaim this film will find is McCallany, whose serious and even-tempered demeanor work wonders when paired with Lathan in the film's later scenes. Because after the romantic dates, the passionate nightclub bathroom sex (which is, again, tasteful) and the heartwarming road trip to visit her parents in San Francisco (Charles S. Dutton and L. Scott Caldwell), Carter reveals his true nature when he savagely beats a stranger at a gas station for simply speaking to Leah. There are absolutely no surprises here—no matter what the trailers might make you think—either in the story itself or in the ways the filmmakers push the limits of the rating. Leah returns the favor, breaking into Carter’s place, trashing his apartment and spray-painting a crude message on the wall. In a restaurant confrontation, Dave pins Carter to a table and threatens him. “The Perfect Guy” is decent trash that could have been delicious trash with a little more daring. This ending involves getting involved with Dave's murder plan and killing the kids.. To get this ending instead of the Soapy Ending, you need to get a favor from Phone Guy.By either getting rid of the Health Inspector violently or making sure the bullies don't put the FNAF 4 child's head in a robot's mouth. Starring Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy, and Morris Chesnut, the all-star cast didn't save the "drama for yo mama" -- they brought it to the screen! In an emotional confrontation, Leah decides she’s had enough. That’s problematic on at least two levels when you think about someone desperate enough to take some personal mental notes while watching this flawed flick. The moment when he sneaks into her bathroom and puts her toothbrush in his mouth just to experience the sensation of being near her should be deeply creepy, but it drew giggles at a late-night showing. At least officially there’s not much they can do. Several times Carter breaks into Leah’s house. “The Perfect Guy” is decent trash that could have been delicious trash with a little more daring. Carter viciously attacks the man, and Carter and Leah drive off when the station's owner orders them to leave. On their way home from a trip to San Francisco to meet her parents, a stranger at a gas station asks Leah about Carter's Dodge Charger. Ealy at least gets more to do here than Chestnut, whose main function is to return in the third act to stoically, heroically protect the woman he conveniently decides he loves again. But to Leah’s credit, she refuses to give in to the guy’s attempts to sweet-talk her back into a relationship with him she gives him his walking papers. After breaking up with her boyfriend, a professional woman gets involved with a man who seems almost too good to be true. A charming but devious man conspires to bilk a wealthy veterinarian of her money. One f-word. Wendell Escott is a student at El Camino Community College and a contributor to Moviefone's Campus Beat. Carter’s explosive rage is also evident when he hits and slams things (pounding a table, kicking a garbage can, etc.). In "The Perfect Guy," he plays the psycho, stalker ex boyfriend of Lathan, and, of course, he is the "nicest guy" in the beginning then flips and starts hiding under beds, stealing cats, causing car wrecks, and a lot worst. Jeanne Tripplehorn and Liev Schreiber's performances are the best reason to watch this film. Was this review helpful to you? An ambitious married woman's temptation by a handsome billionaire leads to betrayal, recklessness, and forever alters the course of her life. (The more part being bloody and lethal shotgun blasts.). Conveniently, though, she meets cute not once but twice with a super-handsome guy named Carter (Michael Ealy). It's a place that believes that every great movie is a wonderful new treasure, whether you see it the night of its premiere or fifty years later. Too many film sites cater to the same kind of audience, with one overwhelming voice in the writing, but what we treasure at Alternate Ending is diversity: diversity of opinion, diversity in belief about what film should do and how it should do it. Ending / spoiler for The Perfect Storm (2000), plus mistakes, quotes, trivia and more. Is there no one to step forward and simply say that Heather Locklear's character in "The Perfect Man" is mad? Old Sport doesn't snap like in An Ending … After a painful breakup, successful lobbyist Leah Vaughn (Sanaa Lathan) jumps into a passionate relationship with a charming stranger (Michael Ealy). After serving as an associate editor at NavPress’ Discipleship Journal and consulting editor for Current Thoughts and Trends, Adam now oversees the editing and publishing of Plugged In’s reviews as the site’s director. That's because Spontaneous is honest. Instead, she’s waiting with a shotgun. Well, we’re not 5 dudes in a room talking about our passion for Fight Club and Braveheart. The savage beatdown that ensues serves as Leah’s first clue that the flawless fellow she’s fallen in love with has a seriously scary shadow side. She reminds him of a party they are attending that evening. | With a group of Leah’s friends, Carter raises a glass to motherhood, saying, “A toast for the most important job on the planet.” Unfortunately, the fact that he’s, um, psychotic and vengeful seriously undermines his sentiments. Michael and Madison Roland had planned to spend the rest of their lives together, until one day Michael's controlling ways turned their perfect marriage. The pair end up in a fierce knock-down, drag-out that involves savage hits, kicks, body blows, choke holds, knife slashes and more. When her ex-boyfriend (Morris Chestnut) resurfaces in her life she has to figure out who she should trust and who she should fear. In the beginning, Williams and director David M. Rosenthal positions the scene where Leah breaks up with David as if we're supposed to side Leah, for she is unsatisfied and is looking to advance her life while David is treading water and keeping things simple. Directed by Curtis Crawford. After a painful breakup, Leah seems to meet the perfect guy. Hansen invites Leah to join him for an off-the-record coffee conversation, and tells her an elaborate story about someone in a similar situation who confronted an attacker with a shotgun loaded with two rounds of nonlethal ammo, followed by five of the real thing. Read More, 'The War With Grandpa' Interviews with Robert De Niro and Jane Seymour. Carter seems eager to make the kind of commitment Dave won’t, saying all the right things to Lean and bonding quickly with her parents. I want a husband and children while I’m still young enough to enjoy them.” Even Dave’s refusal shows us something about the way marriage does—and doesn’t—work when he says his unwillingness to commit stems from the hard-to-handle reality that everyone in his family who’s gotten married has also gotten divorced. About 10 s-words. It seems that whatever films come out revolving around a crush that turns into a lethal obsession, all that needs to be done is reference the classic drama, claim it's better and always will be, and after that, there's no reason to take the successor in question seriously.While "The Perfect Guy" is far from a solid film, and bears some glaring shortcomings, it has a certain level of appeal that kicks in around the third act, making it morph into a more lively thriller than others of the genre. perfect, even, hence the title. 11 of 27 people found this review helpful. Purple Guy and Old Sport complete their plan to screw up Phone Guy. Chesnut is one of my favorite actors from way back in the "Boyz n the Hood" days. There’s no arc to his personality: He goes from suave to psycho in the blink of an eye. After sharing a flirty moment at a coffee shop, their paths cross again at a trendy restaurant when Carter swoops in to save Leah from a drunk dude’s unwanted advances at the bar. After a painful breakup, successful lobbyist Leah Vaughn (Sanaa Lathan) jumps into a passionate relationship with a charming stranger (Michael Ealy). It is weird, fantastical, and out-of-the-box, but it is also true.”. which makes the few crazy moments stand out as unintentionally funny rather than cohesive parts of a whole. Carrie, our casual movie-goer, reminds us all that cinema is in fact supposed to be fun and entertaining and that sometimes, just sometimes, happy endings are good. When her ex-boyfriend (Morris Chestnut) resurfaces in her life she has to figure out who she should trust and who she should fear. I could stop right there and you’d have everything you really need to know about this would-be thriller that’s not thrilling at all. But there’s something deeply disturbing about listening in as a police officer essentially pushes Leah into killing someone—even someone as bad and “deserving of death” as Carter. A surrogate mom for a couple becomes dangerously obsessed with the soon-to-be father. This week you might have been hearing the buzz about the new horror/comedy (hormedy?) They quickly grow close and he works his way into the hearts of her friends and family. What's Behind the Crazy Box Office Success of 'The Perfect Guy' and 'The Visit'? Funny, sad, everything in between. A woman, separated from her unfaithful husband, falls for a younger man who has moved in next door, but their torrid affair soon takes a dangerous turn. In the real world, Leah’s strategy might actually meet some legal standards for self-defense. Ealy's smug facial expressions, likable smile, and sexy charisma make him almost irresistibly attractive from the first frame he's in, and even when he shows his despicable ways, he is still a fascinating character. The second problem is a practical one: What if something goes wrong with the setup? After running away fails, a terrified woman empowers herself in order to battle her abusive husband. Sony Pictures Entertainment. Directed by David M. Rosenthal. Nonsensical corkscrews in the story devastate what was already an awfully misguided, tonally hamhanded horror message movie. Christy Lemire is a co-host of the YouTube film review show "What the Flick?!" Cast : Michael Ealy, Sanaa Lathan, Morris Chestnut Screenplay : Tyger Williams Release : September 11, 2015 Director : David M. Rosenthal Genre : Drama, Thriller Stream Now Tim's Rating : Bang for your Buck : There’s no tension or even real fear in his transformation because it happens so quickly. We see them in the shower together. Los Angeles shimmers in the daytime and glitters at night, and much of the action goes down in Lathan’s serene mid-century modern house in the hills (Silver Lake, probably) with floor-to-ceiling glass, minimalist furnishings and generous use of chunky Austin stone. The issue of self-defense is a complicated one, of course, practically, ethically and theologically. Besides his looks (and his propensity for shirtless, sweaty pushups), Carter is attentive, thoughtful, doting and has a successful career as a high-tech corporate security expert, which will come in handy once he starts making her life a living hell. With the help of her best friend, ... See full summary ». The actors that do take their roles to another level, however, are Michael Ealy and Holt McCallany. Leah also sneaks into Carter’s room while they’re visiting her parents. The suave Internet security expert soon sweeps Leah right off her feet. He also starred in "The Best Man," "The Best Man Holiday," and "Not Easily Broken." Leah enlists in the help of Detective Hansen (Holt McCallany), who explains how difficult it is to persecute a rampant stalker without concrete evidence of life-threatening harassment, all while Carter's behavior never lets up.The acting in "The Perfect Guy" is uniformly shaky, with Lathan and Chestnut clearly doing their best to work on a basic level with what screenwriter Tyger Williams has given them. Carter and Dave are both repeatedly shown shirtless. Directed by Robert Malenfant. The police are seemingly powerless to stop Carter.