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Parents' Guide to

The Perfect Find

By Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Feel-good NYC romance has language, sex, drugs.

Movie NR 2023 99 minutes
The Perfect Find movie poster: A Black man and woman gaze into each other's eyes

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This feel-good romance features an entirely Black cast led by Union and Powers, a foot-tapping soundtrack, and a modest dose of humor. Starting with vibrant, jazzy collage-style opening credits and continuing with a story set in the Brooklyn and New York fashion magazine scene, The Perfect Find aims for a sexy, urban vibe. Some scenes capture this more than others, like a relaxed bedroom heart-to-heart where the lead couple's dialogue runs longer than the filmed snapshots of them snuggling. It's a charming scene that conveys two people falling in love unexpectedly.

Other scenes, particularly those featuring Torres as the diva Darcy, are purposefully over the top but can ring false in their campiness. The film's humor and timing aren't always on point and there seems to be some timeline confusion in the backstory, but it's an endearing watch driven by two attractive leads and an amiable secondary cast. A nod to the history of female Black icons and actresses, like Nina Mae McKinney, adds a layer of meaning to the tale.

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