The resulting breakup leaves Leah heartbroken, until she meets the charming and handsome Carter Duncan Michael Ealy. The Perfect Guy became available for purchase on and on December 29, 2015. Cast: , , , , , , , Director: Genres: Production Co: Screen Gems Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment Keywords: , , , , , , , , , ,. Consider the off-duty advice Hasen gives Leah in a diner one afternoon, perfectly asserting himself as no longer a supporting character, but an off-kilter presence. Scott Caldwell , Carter reveals his true nature when he savagely beats a stranger at a gas station for simply speaking to Leah. The film was released in the format in in North America. In the beginning, Williams and director David M.
McCarthy, discovers Carter inside Leah's house, and he pushes her down the stairs, killing her. Leah later finds a threatening note and a single red rose attached to her car and files a against Carter, causing him to lose his job. They quickly grow close and he works his way into the hearts of her friends and family. A now relieved Leah reports Robert to Hansen as an intruder, and police cart his corpse out of her house. With the situation escalating, a concerned Hansen relays a story to Leah of a friend of his that bought a 12-gauge Remington that he loaded with two and five live shells. It will take every bit of her cunning and resolve to escape and outwit him. She finally decides to go to the police, meeting with Detective Hansen, who advises her to keep records of any further attempts Carter makes to contact her.
You keep hoping that an insane movie will burst free from these understated trappings, but no such luck. After investigating further, Hansen learns that Carter's real name is Robert Adams, and that he changed his identity after a similar series of harassment. Hansen explains that the bean bag rounds, if fired first as warning shots, would give justification in the event of an intruder and implies that Leah should take such action, leading to Leah buying a shotgun. She enjoys a challenging, fast-paced career as a lobbyist; Dave Morris Chestnut , her long-term boyfriend loves her. . One night, Leah's neighbour, Mrs.
Carter also sabotages Dave's car, causing it to crash, and suffocates the injured Dave. It seems that whatever films come out revolving around a crush that turns into a lethal obsession, all that needs to be done is reference the classic drama, claim it's better and always will be, and after that, there's no reason to take the successor in question seriously. Ealy's smug facial expressions, likable smile, and sexy charisma make him almost irresistibly attractive from the first frame he's in, and even when he shows his despicable ways, he is still a fascinating character. It seems Leah has met the perfect guy. She destroys his numerous computers and leaves, daring him to come after her again. It's clear Leah has to end this new relationship and when she does, her onetime lover becomes her ultimate enemy. He really is too good to be true — perfect, even, hence the title.
You will receive a weekly newsletter full of movie-related tidbits, articles, trailers, even the occasional streamable movie. Leah discovers Robert, with a new identity, with another woman. Conveniently, though, she meets cute not once but twice with a super-handsome guy named Carter Michael Ealy. Ealy and Lathan also served as executive producers on the film. His performance may not be groundbreaking, but it works because he exploits it for what it is.
Unbeknownst to Leah, Carter also gets into her house with her spare key. Archived from on July 4, 2016. Marriage and a family seem a logical and welcome step. But if it seems too good to be true. And yet, at 36, she's ready to move to the next phase.
Later, Dave contacts Leah about rekindling their relationship and Leah eagerly agrees. The moment when he sneaks into her bathroom and puts her toothbrush in his mouth just to experience the sensation of being near her should be deeply creepy, but it drew giggles at a late-night showing. Carter secretly videotapes Leah and Dave as they sleep and make love and uses Leah's work email account to send the video to her co-workers and her business's clients, causing her to be suspended from her job. Dave is not so sure. This only makes Carter want her more, which he demonstrates by calling and texting her incessantly, breaking into her house, hiding surveillance equipment, hacking into her computer, stealing her cat and pushing her elderly across-the-street neighbor down a flight of stairs when she becomes suspicious of his antics. She frightens her off and files another restraining order against him in front his new employers, once again getting him fired. She then manages to finds his hideout, where he monitors her, as well as finding her cat.
The film was shot mostly at night using Sony digital cameras and anamorphic lenses. The Ebert Club is our hand-picked selection of content for Ebert fans. The film focuses on Leah Vaughn Sanaa Lathan , a successful woman working in corporate America, who has been building an equally successful relationship with her boyfriend David Morris Chestnut. The actors that do take their roles to another level, however, are Michael Ealy and Holt McCallany. Besides his looks and his propensity for shirtless, sweaty pushups , Carter is attentive, thoughtful, doting and has a successful career as a high-tech corporate security expert, which will come in handy once he starts making her life a living hell. On their way home from a trip to San Francisco to meet her parents, a stranger at a gas station asks Leah about Carter's Dodge Charger. After managing to knock the gun out of her hand, a struggle ensues.
They meet later that night once more, as fate would have it, and Carter romanticizes her with his selfless words and his incredibly easygoing nature and begin dating. As a result, Carter makes numerous advances towards Leah, taking no for an answer each time, resorting to following her and calling her throughout the day. Enter Carter Duncan Michael Ealy , a handsome, charming stranger whose path keeps crossing with Leah's. Things come crashing down when Dave, her long-term boyfriend, questions her future plans for marriage and a family. Ealy at least gets more to do here than Chestnut, whose main function is to return in the third act to stoically, heroically protect the woman he conveniently decides he loves again.