Skip to main content

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 

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • If you have seen this film what was your opinion of it? 
  • Do you have a film we should review? If so comment it below 
To keep up to date with us please Subscribe and check out the following:
Tumblr: www.movieandbooksgirl.tumblr.com
To Support The Blog Please Donate To: www.ko-fi.com/AshleighAbsurd

For business inquiries please e-mail: ashleighabsurd@gmail.com

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Jumanji: The Next Level (film review) *contains spoilers*

Film: Jumanji: The Next Level
Year: 2019
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Directed By: Jake Kasdan
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart
About: In Jumanji: The Next Level, the gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to rescue one of their own, the players will have to brave parts unknown from arid deserts to snowy mountains, to escape the world's most dangerous game.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBxcF-r9Ibs

My Review:
Loving Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle I knew I had to see this movie when it came out and luckily managed to see it in the cinema. With the cast of this film being amazing and the first one being one of my favourite releases of 2017/18 I was worried that this wouldn't have the same effect but I am so glad that I was wrong.

Jumanji: The Next Level is amazing at bringing the humour back to the movie for a second time around and it doesn't feel forced or like it us unoriginal or used up from the last movie which I am so happy about. …

The Current War (film review)

Film: The Current War
Year: 2017
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Directed By: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Oliver Powell, Katherine Waterston
About: The dramatic story of the cutthroat race between electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse to determine whose electrical system would power the modern world
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kue18AxK1tU

My Review:
Having wanted to see The Current War since it was in the cinema after seeing how it had an incredible cast of actors in which I already like I knew I had to see it once it came onto DVD. Not only this but not knowing much about the electricity feud this was a subject in which I found myself really interested in which made me enjoy this film a lot more than I had expected.

I thought that it was good how it showed the rivalry between both Edison and Westinghouse and how Edison was willing to tarnish his name in order to get ahead and even go against his own beliefs in order to try and win the…

Blood Demons - Richard Jeffries (book review)

Book: Blood Demons
Author: Richard Jeffries
Genre: Horror
Published By: Kensington Books
Published Year: 2018

My Review:
Slowly lowering the books in which are on my Netgalley account I decided to read one that has been there for a while which is Blood Demons by Richard Jeffries which I thought looked really interesting and as I rarely read horror books thought it would make a good change for me.

Blood Demons is about a bombing which happens at Mount Rushmore and there is no blood found at the scene a specialized department called Cerberus is called in to try and find out what happened and leads to the finding of the beginning of the legend which is vampires. Not only this they feel that they are ready to dominate the world.

I thought that this book had a really good idea behind it and I really liked how it had a team that just deals with supernatural types of crimes just to make sure people had safety. Not only this but by having the book about the history of vampires I found that it was a…