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The Perfect Guy

  • 2015
  • PG-13
  • 100min
  • 18%
  • 5.6 / 10

Finding the perfect guy sometimes requires long and arduous strides in the dating realm. And when established lobbyist Leah Vaughn ends a romance with her boyfriend and begins a new one with another man, she thinks she has found the one, only to find herself in the zone of twilight when she learns the side of the man that is bent on violence.

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Sanaa McCoy Lathan is a New York City-born actress and voice talent whose first name translates to “artistry” and “piece of art” in Swahili and Arabic respectively. Apt for her name, Sanaa explored her artistic side in the late 1990s. She landed television roles in In the House, Family Matters, NYPD Blue, and Moesha. In 1998, she won recognition as the mother of Wesley Snipes in Blade. The following year saw a major turn in her career as she took a hold of roles in Life, The Wood, and The Best Man. The Best Man was a massive success and became one of the top ten highest-grossing within the sphere of African American films. Sanaa earned NAACP Image Award nomination for her performance. The year 2001 was another milestone in Lathan’s career as she began generating buzz around the Hollywood industry. During that year, Lathan won great acclaim for Catfish in Black Bean Sauce and Disappearing Acts, where she received an Essence Award for Best Actress.


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The Perfect Guy is a 2015 romantic thriller film directed by David Rosenthal, an American screenwriter, director and producer whose repertoire includes Falling Up (2009) and Janie Jones (2010). It was written by Alan B. McElroy and Tyger Williams and produced by Tommy Oliver. The film’s cast features Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy, Holt McCallany and Morris Chestnut. The film was budgeted at $12 million and earned a worldwide gross of an estimated $60 million.