Noah Centineo swoons you in ‘The Perfect Date’

It’s springtime and you know what that means. Love is in the air and it’s time for a new Noah Centineo movie. Sure, We have the sequel for “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” coming for but apparently we need more Noah Centineo in our lives. Netflix has answered our prayers with “The Perfect Date.”

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Be yourself is all that you can do

“The Perfect Date” is your typical teen romantic comedy. The movie stars Noah Centineo (What hasn’t this boy been in lately?”), Laura Marano (“Austin & Ally”), Odiseas Gerorgiadis (“Gotham”), Camila Mendes (“Riverdale”), and Matt Walsh (“Veep”). The acting in the film is rather good. It’s your average acting in a teen romantic comedy. The movie is based on the book “The Stand-In” by Steve Bloom, which was released in 2017.

The movie follows Brooks (Noah) as he and his best friend Murph (Odiseas) as they team up to create an app to help Brooks raise money so he can go to the college of his dream, Yale. The app has Brooks going on dates, both platonic and romantic, with people and they can choose what personality they want him to have. Things take a turn when Brooks side job starts to change him and cause him to push away his friends and a potential love interest.

Noah Centineo

The movie itself is a fine movie and is rather cute and enjoyable. If this was the first Noah Centineo movie on the platform then the rating for this movie would probably be different. As much as I like Noah Centineo, this movie just came across as something we have already seen. The plot was reminiscent of what we got in “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.” It’s just that Laura Jean has a penis and six-pack abs. It doesn’t help that he was in that too as well. It’s just too much Noah Centineo. Teen movies are already too predictable, to begin with. It’s nothing we haven’t seen before. It would have been better if they changed it up a tad.

The ending of the movie is underwhelming, which fits with the plot. It happens in the right amount of time but at the same time, just doesn’t feel like it would happen like that in real life. It just happens to fast once they reached the climax. I wish they would haven’t rushed the ending. The pacing for the movie before that has been fine.

One thing that slightly irritated me was the fact that they gave Camila Mendes starring credits but yet they really don’t have her in the movie heavily. It’s kind of like they just had for that “Riverdale” clout. They didn’t need her for that since had Noah Centineo. Camila deserved better. They also kept Noah’s shirt on. That was a travesty in itself.

“The Perfect Date” is a cute and fine movie. It just suffers from the male lead being overexposed in too similar of movies. Because of this, the entire thing comes across like we have seen it before. The acting wasn’t bad at all and everyone was likable. The plot and the climax just leaves you underwhelmed when it’s all said and done. I do recommend watching the movie but it’s only worth one time watch.

Rating: 3 out of 5

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Get ready to fall in love with ‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’

It’s February and it’s a month of love. So every Friday in February, I’ll be watching and reviewing classic romantic movies throughout the month. So let’s celebrate love in honor of Valentine’s Day. Welcome to Forever Alone February. Didn’t expect that titled now did you?

It’s the month of love and it’s only fair that we talk about some of the most iconic romantic movies. So I thought it was only fitting to go with the most iconic Netflix original movie there is right now. So let’s talk about “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.” I was going to do “Sarah Burgess is a Loser” but I have some thoughts and tea to spill on that movie.

It’s not like in the movies. It’s real.

“To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” is based on the book written by Jenny Han. The movie was directed by Susan Johnson and released exclusively through Netflix in August of 2018. It starred Lana Condor (“Deadly Class” and “X-Men: Apocolypse”) as Laura Jean and Noah Centineo (“The Fosters” and “Sarah Burgess is a Loser”) as Peter. Those are pretty much the two to remember throughout this movie.

Meet Peter and Laura Jean

The movie follows Laura Jean, your typical teenage girl with a secret stash of letters that she wrote to five boys that she had crushes on at a point in her life. One day, the letters get out to those boys and her left gets turned upside down. She starts a fake relationship with one of the boys that got a letter, Noah, in order to get his ex-girlfriend off of him and Laura Jean’s sister’s ex-boyfriend for admitting his feelings for her. The two set up ground rules but quickly must come to terms with the repercussions that have spawned from their deal.

I really enjoyed this movie. The acting in it was extremely good, especially for actors that don’t really have a lot of things under their acting belts. Lana and Noah just had this chemistry about them. They were absolutely adorable together and just the perfect on-screen couple. It was like they were meant to be in these rolls.

The main flaw of the movie is that it spent too much time on certain plot points and then just totally skips over certain points that you want to see more of. It does tell an extremely good story but it would have been nice to have a little more info on certain things.

It’s time to rate Noah Centineo

So I thought it was only fitting that we need to rate Noah Centineo and how he came off in this movie….also how hot he was. I’ll be rating him on a scale between 1 to 10. 10 is for Peter Kavinsky and 1 is paper bag blowing in the wind. I’m just going to assume you haven’t figured out what I’m going to rate him in this movie.

Noah gets a perfect 10 in this movie. Like he’s literally perfection. Not just basing it on looks and that hot tub scene, just the way he portrays Peter just makes him seem like the nicest unrealistic boy in the world. You literally have no choice but to love him. You think he’s going to come across as a total asshole but then he doesn’t. He just comes off as someone who actually cares and is invested into the feelings of others. This role is why Noah Centineo was called “the internet’s boyfriend.” I’m okay with this and you should too after watching this movie. In fact, Netflix made a Yule Log of Noah in the hot tub. Click here to watch it. It’s rather calming and soothing. You’re Welcome.

Verdict

“To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” is an extraordinary movie. While I wish it would have dived more into some background things, I really enjoyed this movie. The main characters were likable and had such amazing chemistry. The acting was extremely well done and just made you really get into the movie. I recommend checking this movie out on Netflix because it is definitely worth it.

Rating: 4 out of 5

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