'The Perfect Match'
(Terrence Jenkins, Cassie Ventura, Donald Faison, Dascha Polanco, Kali Hawk, et al / DVD+Digital / NR / 2016 / LGF)
Overview: A playboy named Charlie, convinced that all his relationships are dead, meets the beautiful and mysterious Eva. Agreeing to a casual affair, Charlie then wants a bit more from their relationship.
DVD Verdict: In truth, 'The Perfect Match' tries hard not to be your typical Romantic comedy, but stumbles into such a genre along the way multiple times. Which is not wholly a bad thing, let that be known. Indeed, it's a little too up beat and hip, but does not focus on the romance or the comedy as much as it should.
Charlie is the archetype alpha male with the fly job the fly crib and a odd hang up about settling down that makes him vastly different than his two married friends, and gives us a bunch of scenes of them sitting around drinking lattes or working out where they can debate about this. Than he meets that chick who changes his mind about it. I got to admit, that I did like how the situation develop, it was an interesting twist.
But Charlie does follow the formula for the rom-com lead to the tea, making it hard for Terrence J to shine his charm through the staleness of it. I did enjoy seeing him try, however. Paula Patton's role as Charlie's sister is way too short for it to be such a key note that it was. It's almost like they added it afterwards in order to make the movie make more sense than it would have without.
Overall, I wish 'The Perfect Match' was funnier than it was. Not even Donald Faison, whose job it was to be funny as Charlie's best friend, was making me laugh. Maybe I should not say anything about French Montana's over dressed cameo appearance. He was not in the movie cause he can act, but man, could they not find someone better on camera for this? Even the hot love scenes were kinda bland after a while! But a nice, decent movie night in watch, for sure. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Making "The Perfect Match"
What's Love Without Comedy?
Let The Good Times Roll
Chillin' with the Perfect Crew
Cast, Producer & Director Commentary