Film Reviews

The Perfect Match

I’m always down for a good Rom-Com and especially wanted to support my former co-worker/friend Bille Woodruff and my girl from OITNB (Orange Is The New Black) Dasha Polanco.  So, some girlfriends and I hopped on over to the nearest AMC to check out The Perfect Match.


 Charlie (Terrence Jenkins), a self-professed player, finally meets his match when he locks eyes with the gorgeous and mysterious Eva (Cassie Ventura).  Having more in common than they anticipated, they agree to have “friends with benefits” type of relationship.  As luck would have it, Charlie’s nose is wide open and finds himself wanting more out from Eva.

Writers Brandon Broussard, Gary Hardwick and Dana Verde clearly are fans of Boomerang, The Best Man and Love Jones , as there are elements from all three flicks present within the Perfect Match.

Being a music video veteran of such classics as TLC’s “Waterfalls” and the dance film “Honey” with Jessica Alba, it goes without saying that Bille Woodruff knows to beautifully capture a moment.  The love scenes in this are sexually steamy and visually stunning.

There are major familiar faces like Paula Patton as Charlie’s therapist sister, Kali Hawk, Lauren London, Brandy Norwood, Donald Faison, Joe Pantoliano, rapper French Montana and Draya Michele.  However, the standout was J Lo’s boo Beau Casper Smart.  He was hilarious and his hoverboard skills are to be rivaled!

However, The Perfect Match doesn’t have a perfect ending to the story, which was quite refreshing to watch unfold.

Put up those Magic Mike flick and have a little fun with girls…and guys take a break from the girls with your crew and have a little chuckle with a night on the town watching The Perfect Match — in a theater near you NOW.



I love, love love movies, watching them and discussing them...thus the birth of The Curvy Film Critic!!! Host/Producer/FilmCritic,Carla Renata is a member of such esteemed organizations as Critics Choice Association (Co-President Documentary Branch), African American Film Critics Association, Online Association of Female Film Critics and Alliance of Women Film Journalists. My op-eds or features have been seen in VARIETY,, Maltin on Movies, The Cherry Picks, IGN Movies, as well as being a frequent Guest Contributor to Fox 11-LA, Good Day LA, ET Live!, Turner Classic Movies, KCRW Press Play with Madeline Brand, The Cherry Picks, The Stream Team (Beond TV) ITV, Fox Soul's The Black Report, The ListTV and more. Catch my reviews on The Curvy Critic with Carla Renata - LIVE!!! Sundays 5pm PST via You Tube or Facebook Live. If you like what you read please shout me out and subscribe to The Curvy Critic on YouTube. You can chat with me across all social media platforms @TheCurvyCritic and as always, thanks for supporting a sista'

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