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The Perfect Date (2019)




Critic Consensus: Though it may not be the perfect romcom, The Perfect Date's endearing leads still manage to show viewers a fun -- if overly familiar -- time.

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Brooks Rattigan (Noah Centineo) has the academic chops to get into his dream Ivy League school, but what he's missing is an outstanding extracurricular -- and the money. When he seizes on an opportunity to make some extra cash by posing as the boyfriend of a self-assured, combat boot-loving girl named Celia Lieberman (Laura Marano), he finds he has a knack for being the perfect stand-in. Together with his programmer friend Murph (Odiseas Georgiadis), Brooks launches an app selling himself as a plus-one for all occasions. Along the way, he meets the girl of his dreams (Camila Mendes). But when business starts to boom, Brooks must reassess everything he was once sure of.

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Noah Centineo
as Brooks Rattigan
Laura Marano
as Celia Lieberman
Camila Mendes
as Shelby Pace
Matt Walsh
as Charlie Rattigan
Sue-Lynn Ansari
as Bespectacled Woman
Joe Chrest
as Jerry Lieberman
Wayne Pére
as Delbert Newhouse
Carrie Lazar
as Lillian Lieberman
Trina LaFargue
as Cute Girl
Blaine Kern III
as Franklin Volley
Ty Parker
as Cartelli
Rusty Bourg
as Gino's Patron
Krystal Tomlin
as Female Tennis Jock
Hwan Tran
as Valet Guy
Mike Young
as Sub Shop Patron (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for The Perfect Date

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (4)

I liked The Perfect Date better when it was called Loverboy.

May 25, 2019 | Full Review…
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"The Perfect Date" feels engineered by Netflix algorithms.

April 12, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a perfectly middle-of-the-road teen flick, and it is notable mostly because it gives [Noah] Centineo plenty of opportunities to do what he does best: gaze longingly at girls.

April 12, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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This isn't quite going to scratch your romcom itch in a satisfying way... But by the end, I was essentially on board.

April 12, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

This movie is perfect for fans of Noah Centineo who need something to tide them over till the To All the Boys I've Loved Before sequel arrives.

March 7, 2021 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Brooks isn't the only shallow character in this exhausting story. His dueling love interests Shelby and Celia, played by Riverdale's Camila Mendes and Laura Marano, get written into similar corners.

December 6, 2019 | Full Review…

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