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The Perfect Date (film review) *contains spoilers*


Film: The Perfect Date
Year: 2019
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By: Chris Nelson
Starring: Noah Centineo, Laura Marano, Odiseas Georgiadis
About: 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.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hld-7oBn3Rk

My Review:
Having seen this movie just come out onto Netflix I thought that it would be a good relaxing watch so couldn't resist putting it on. This film did make me smile and I thought was a good watch.

I found that I loved how this movie showed how people can feel like they need to be a certain way if they have dreamed about it long enough, however that is not always the case and people should be true to themselves even if their goals in life change. Having this movie focus on someone who wants to go to Yale and yet still not really knowing who they are as a person was something I thought was really relateable to teenagers and young adults. Making a girl who is the one who helps Brooks to realise that he needs to think more about who he is and sticks by him after all of his stand in dates I thought was really nice as it helped to show how people meet in different ways and how he was able to gain enough money to go to university even though he was not from a rich family. I also thought that seeing the dates in which Brooks went on was really sweet how they were not all romantic but sometimes just help on learning how to go on a date and even just going on a walk with an old woman who lost her husband making this a lot sweeter than I had expected. Having his best friend also start to get distant to him after having been ignored for a while and feeling left out, at the ending seeing how they manage to become friends again and get time for each other as well as Brooks realising that the girl who helped to start it all off he actually really wants to be with and loves who he is around her was really sweet and did make me smile.

I do however wish that The Perfect Date had more time with Brooks and the dates as it seemed rushed and the audience didn't really see how he discovered who he was. I also thought that some of the acting didn't come across the best and at times needed to be a bit deeper as it was hard to really connect with the characters of the film. I also thought that this film did not really seem very original and is a film in which has been done loads of times before, however this didn't really take away from the movie that much for me.

Overall, this movie was cute and a great rom-com movie for teenagers. I would recommend this film to those who are into teenage romance movies and those who are looking for an easy watch. This is a film I would see again!

My Rating: 4/5 

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