The film name The Perfect Guy suggests a typical love story. Boy meets girl, fall in love, it gets a bit complicated but they’re happy by the end. Not in this case. The trailer opens with a breakup. Sanaa Lathan and Morris Chestnut play the heartbroken couple torn apart by their different goals in life. In swoops Michael Ealy as the charming rebound man, treating her like a princess and helping her forget her sadness – typical for a romance film.
The twist comes when Ealy’s character becomes violent. The whole tone shifts then, the music becomes ominous, growling underneath Lathan’s character’s cries. She runs back to her ex-boyfriend for protection, but Ealy’s character has other ideas. A thrill ride from start to finish, we are on the edge of our seats as it turns from an innocent romantic love triangle to a threatening stalker situation with a motive, building to its climax as we learn the police are helpless and he corners her at her most vulnerable, in the shower. Very interesting take on a typical love triangle, twisting the genre by adding thriller and horror-styled elements. The Perfect Guy is due for release this September.