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The Perfect Find (2023)

The Perfect Find (2023)

A formulaic romantic comedy with age-gap shenanigans and enough chuckle-worthy lines to enjoy

5.0

Movie

United States of America
English
Comedy, Romance
2023
FEMALE DIRECTOR, NUMA PERRIER
Aisha Hinds, D.B. Woodside, Gabrielle Union
99 min

TLDR

You know what you're signing up for, so let's just get the popcorn and wine ready.

What it's about

A fashion editor tries to make a comeback after a public breakup and a high-profile firing, but her plans are complicated when she falls for her boss's son.

The take

The Perfect Find follows Jenna (Gabrielle Union), a fashion editor trying to make a comeback after a public breakup and a high-profile firing. She lands a job at a new fashion magazine, but this is complicated when she falls for her charming and much younger coworker, Eric (Keith Powers), who just so happens to be the son of her boss. Admittedly, the plot is as cliche as can be, with a few shenanigans, quirky best friends, and an ex or two popping up in the third act. But it's also easy to fall for, especially with Union as the charismatic lead. The jokes about her character and Eric's age gap land well most times, and many parts of the film are beautiful enough, most notably: the talent, the color grading, and the eye-catching New York landscape. 

What stands out

Many rom-coms have had one or two supporting characters that steal the show, but The Perfect Find makes every character memorable without overshadowing Union (if that's even possible). Unsurprisingly, Gina Torres shines as Jenna's boss diva and fierce mother, but every friend and passing love interest manages to deliver memorable quips that bolster the comedy of the film.

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