'The Perfect Guy' Is a Perfect End-of-the-Summer Thriller
"The Perfect Guy" is the end-of-summer, edge-of-your-seat thriller that had grown men in the theater screaming and cowering in their seats. 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!
We've all heard stories about bad break-ups, but damn. This movie takes it to the next two levels. Lathan, not new to the game, who's starred in "Love & Basketball" and "The Best Man," plays a nice, sweet, highly successful working woman who breaks up with her live-in boyfriend and starts dating a new guy, which turns out to be a big mistake. The new guy turns out to be a violent, psycho stalker who makes her life a living hell once she decides to dump him and get back with her ex.
Ealy is an acting veteran who's starred in movies like "Barbershop," "Barbershop 2," '"2 Fast 2 Furious," "Think Like a Man," "For Colored Girls," and, my personal favorite sci-fi police drama, "Almost Human." 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. One minute he is flashing that Hollywood smile and the next he's as mad as Cujo.
Chesnut is one of my favorite actors from way back in the "Boyz n the Hood" days. He also starred in "The Best Man," "The Best Man Holiday," and "Not Easily Broken." In "The Perfect Guy," Chesnut plays Lathan's boyfriend and goes to battle trying to keep her safe from Ealy's psycho stalker.
"The Perfect Guy" is a top-notch thriller that doesn't rely on blood and guts you see in most scary movies nowadays, which made me like it even more. The diverse movie crowd was into the whole movie, and even gave a round of applause when it was over. This is one of the best thrillers of the year -- so go see it!
Wendell Escott is a student at El Camino Community College and a contributor to Moviefone's Campus Beat. Are you a current college student with a love for all things movies and TV? Contribute to Campus Beat!