by Adam Riske
The Perfect Guy (which amazingly is rated PG-13 despite being solely about a woman in jeopardy) is a very professionally-made bad movie. Despite mostly decent lead performances from its appealing cast, the movie fails because it plays out in the exact way you would expect it to. There are no surprises in The Perfect Guy. And my goodness do they rely on clichés in this thing. It exists in movie world. For example, two characters are at a bar and the perfect guy tells the bartender “give me two beers.” What kind of beer? No one has ever ordered a beer this way in a bar. You know you’re watching a bad movie when stuff like that sticks out to you.
P.S. John Getz is in this and I was all happy for a few minutes because he’s in The Fly (1986) and is great in that movie. He gets barfed on. Spoiler: No one throws up on John Getz in The Perfect Guy. Maybe they should have. It would have made the movie less generic.