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The Perfect Date Quick View Netflix Recreates the Same Damn Rom Com For the 100th Time Grade: D

Updated: Apr 20, 2019


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Noah Centineo made a sparking impression in 2018, being the main lead in To All The Boys I've Loved Before. While I do believe the Netflix Rom Com summer splash hit is average at best, at least there was charm to it. There was a large amount of hype behind the young actor Noah, so I had to see if it was just temporary hype due to the fact the attention was brought more to his looks than his talent, or he actually has potential to be a promising solid actor... Yeah it's looks for sure. Noah plays the same performance in every role I've seen including the horrors of Spf-18 and Sierra Burgess is a Loser. What can Noah bring to the table in the latest striaght to Netflix rom com The Perfect Date?! More of the same. The Perfect Date tells a story about Brooks Rattigan (Noah Centineo), a senior in high school whom makes sandwiches and really wants to go to Yale. So Brooks took the bully's cousin to a formal dance, so he can ride in his fancy blue BMW, which wasn't product placement at all as I didn't noticed from the commercialize aerial shots. Brooks date Celia was somewhat pleased, as she jokingly says Brooks should start a business, being the perfect stand in date for girls whom need a date because he's the perfect bullshitter and can get acquainted with any girls personality trait. Brooks decided to go forward with Celia's stupid idea, as his friend helps him create an app, so he can save up for Yale and make a ton of girls happy. Although The Perfect Date is not as awful as Spf-18 or Sierra Burgess is a Loser, I will say it's bad in a fun way like more towards The Kissing Booth. It's hard to buy that Noah is a nerdy dude, because he never changes his style of performance, all I see is a douche jock which later on he becomes a douche because he doesn't know how to play a different kind of performance. Majority of the acting wasn't that good, including Brook's father character which is total cringe every time on screen. This film forces the idea that this is suppose to be a funny movie, but I didn't laugh once when the film needed me to, the comedy material is pretty bad. I did laugh at many bad executed scenes, other than that nothing else. A pretty predictable formulated rom com as well, like Noah has been in so many of these kind of films, that I already know what's going to happen. The third act was extremely lame, with an extremely corny sequence followed by terrible dance sequences... It went from crap to bad, all thanks to the third act. Overall, The Perfect Date is another bad rom com coming from yours truly Noah Centineo. I don't see much promise in the young actor, as he's becoming the second coming of Taylor Lautner. -Mitch Smietana



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