In the movie The Perfect Guy (2015), Leah Vaughn (Sanaa Lathan) has it all, beauty and brains. And though she is successful on the job and in a seemingly happy relationship, she is also growing tired of her long term disagreement with her boyfriend Dave (Morris Chestnut) about the lack of progression of their relationship into a permanent situation. Enter Carter (Michael Ealy). When Leah decides to break up with Dave, and then briefly dates Carter a short time after, she learns that maybe she shouldn't be so impetuous in her assessment of either guy, after all. Unfortunately, in order to learn that lesson, and then some, Leah has to go through quite a bit of a drama at the hands of her psychotic, murdering ex-boyfriend, Carter. By the end of the movie, Leah had not only loved and lost, but also had to resort to extreme measures to protect herself. And that was in addition to learning the lesson that maybe she shouldn't jump into things, or make rash decisions about relationships without really assessing who she's dealing with. Note to us all.
While this movie is quite an entertaining thriller, it also serves as a great reminder of an important life lesson that we should all take heed to. By taking the necessary time to get to know someone, we afford ourselves the opportunity to dig a little deeper so we can make an informed decision about whether or not we should pursue a relationship, of any kind, with that person. Although Leah's case had extreme circumstances, the moral of the story still rings true for all of us, yes? So, the take away, then, in my estimation is that we all proceed with caution, no matter how much you click with someone. Besides, if the draw or attraction is legit, it'll be that much more deeper and fulfilling if you wait to learn more about your new friend. Good luck!