Movie Review: Michael Ealy and Sanaa Lathan waste their time in The Perfect Guy

If nothing else, The Perfect Guy boasts a clever casting hook. Michael Ealy has such a calm, confident demeanor, and such piercing blue eyes, that he makes sense as a potential romantic savior—and becomes appropriately chilling as a deranged stalker. It’s not that Carter (Ealy), the stalker in question, does anything especially memorable when his obsession with Leah (Sanaa Lathan) boils over, but he’s an inspired fit as a guy who seems too good to be true, and then is.

The whole movie, though, consists of “seems” followed quickly by “is.” Leah seems unhappy that her longtime boyfriend Dave (Morris Chestnut) doesn’t feel ready for marriage or children yet; almost immediately, they break up. Carter swoops into her life and looks like a promising romantic partner; he treats her right and dazzles her parents, in a sequence that includes a welcome and far-too-brief appearance from Charles …

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