The Perfect Match (2016 film)
|The Perfect Match|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Bille Woodruff|
|Music by||Kurt Farquhar|
|Edited by||Michael Jablow|
|Box office||$10.4 million|
The Perfect Match is a 2016 American romantic comedy film directed by Bille Woodruff. The film was written by Dana Verde, Brandon Broussard and Gary Hardwick and stars Terrence J, Cassie Ventura, Lauren London and Paula Patton. It was released on March 11, 2016.
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Charlie is a playboy who's convinced that relationships are dead even though his sister, a therapist, tries to tell him otherwise. His best friends bet him that if he sticks to one woman for one month, he's bound to fall in love. Charlie takes the bet because he believes that he's immune to love, until he meets the beautiful and mysterious Eva. Charlie coaxes Eva into a casual affair but soon finds out that she has turned the tables on him, after realizing he wants a bit more from their relationship.
- Terrence J as Charlie "Mack" McIntyre
- Cassie Ventura as Eva
- Donald Faison as Rick
- Dascha Polanco as Pressie
- Robert Christopher Riley as Victor
- Lauren London as Ginger
- Joe Pantoliano as Marty
- Draya Michele as Holly
- Paula Patton as Sherry McIntyre
- Kali Hawk as Karen
- Brandy as Avatia
- French Montana as himself
- DeJuan Renfroe as Raymond
- Candice Craig as Cindy
- Beau Casper Smart as Abram
- Layla Jama as Dana
- Chantel Jeffries as Fawn
The film was first announced in July 2015, with director Bille Woodruff, which was being produced independently by Queen Latifah's company, Flavor Unit Entertainment. It was also revealed Terrence Jenkins, Paula Patton, Kali Hawk and Joe Pantoliano had joined the cast. Jorva Entertainment Prods. would be fully financing the film and co-producing with Flavor Unit. Written by Dana Verde, Gary Hardwick and Brandon Broussard, the film explores "what happens when a successful playboy meets his match." Latifah, Jenkins, Patton were also producing along with Shakim Compere, Alex Avant, Yaneley Arty, Douglas Shaffer and Jorva president Johnson Chan. Principal photography on The Perfect Match began around late June 2015 in Los Angeles.
- Special features
- "Making The Perfect Match" Featurette
- "What’s Love Without Comedy" Featurette
- "Nobody's Perfect" Featurette
- Chillin' with the Perfect Cast – Cast & Director Commentary
In the United States and Canada, the film opened on March 11, 2016, alongside 10 Cloverfield Lane, The Brothers Grimbsy and The Young Messiah, and was projected to gross $5–6 million from 925 theaters in its opening weekend. It grossed $1.6 million on its first day and $4.2 million over the weekend, finishing 6th at the box office but second among new releases. Forbes called the opening "halfway decent" and qualifying it overall as "not quite a win but not really a disaster either." Indiewire reported the film was set to have a limited foreign release. The Perfect Match grossed over $10 million worldwide.
On Rotten Tomatoes the film has an approval rating of 27% based on 15 reviews, with an average rating of 4.5/10. On Metacritic the film has a score of 41 out of 100, based on 8 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film a grade of "B" on an A+ to F scale. 80% of opening weekend audience members were over 25 years old, while 66% were women.
In his review for TheWrap, Alonso Duralde found the film uneven, and it "doesn’t even provide the comfort-food delights of a well-made formulaic genre film. Neither the central romance, nor the movie around it, ever catches fire." Writing for RogerEbert.com, Sheila O'Malley gave the film 2.5/4 stars, calling it predictable but semi-charming. Dave Palmer of The Reel Deal gave the film 4/10, but admitted he had fun watching it because of how stupid it is. In a positive review for The New York Times, Glenn Kenny commented, "the movie sticks to its philosophical guns, such as they are, in a way that’s almost unheard of in contemporary romantic comedies."
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