Parents' Guide to

The Perfect Date

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Solid romcom fun with two charismatic leads; swearing.

Movie NR 2019 89 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 10 parent reviews

age 12+

Really good

This show was really good and I highly recommend! This show is great for any age 12 and up.

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Great messages
age 13+



This title has:

Great messages

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (10):
Kids say (37):

Teen heartthrob Noah Centineo and the talented Laura Marano charm their way past a contrived story to deliver a witty, good-natured movie that will delight young romcom fans. It appears that Chris Nelson and his team hoped to capitalize on the success of Centineo's earlier Netflix movies (Sierra Burgess Is a Loser and To All the Boys I've Loved Before), and took pains to raise the bar with this new entry. Performances are uniformly first-rate; dialogue is sparkling; great pace, great timing. The messages the movie conveys are familiar -- the value of being true to oneself, integrity is better than faking it, and "we're all just figuring it out as we go along" -- and they're dispensed with both humor and conviction. The plot is The Perfect Date's weakest link. It doesn't matter. It doesn't even matter that half the cast is well beyond high school age. The solid work of everyone involved should be well received by enthusiastic teens. One might even say that this film could be called a "perfect date-movie."

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