Thriller hits theaters

Cory Thaxton

With a fulfilling career and a loving relationship, Leah Vaughn (Sanaa Lathan) seems to have it all. Things come crashing down when she breaks up with her long-term boyfriend, Dave (Morris Chestnut).

She meets the charming and handsome Carter Duncan (Michael Ealy). Soon the relationship turns dangerous as Carter reveals his violent nature.

“The Perfect Guy” reminded me a lot of the movie “Enough” with Jennifer Lopez or “Obsessed” with Beyonce, just without a happy ending.

It was a good film, but there really wasn’t anything to set it apart from other movies of its kind.

Neil Genzlinger from The New York Times said, “next to child-in-jeopardy thrillers, women-in-jeopardy thrillers are about as easy to construct as films get, and this one makes no effort to break any molds. Too bad.”

I agree, too bad, because I was expecting big things from this film. It was a thriller, but it didn’t keep me on the edge of my seat. It was very predictable.

As someone who has been in love, this movie did have me emotionally engaged. I appreciate a movie that can make me feel something. The message was very important.

This summer, ULM police arrested a student who threatened to kill his girlfriend. He was charged with stalking, terrorist threatening and damage of property.

You can’t control the actions of others, but it is important to recognize when you could be in an abusive relationship and get out of it. There are things you can do to protect yourself and stay out of these dangerous domestic violence situations.

The casting was perfect. The acting was phenomenal.