After breaking up with her boyfriend, a professional woman gets involved with a man who seems almost too good to be true.

Director:

David M. Rosenthal

Writers:

Alan B. McElroy (story by), Tyger Williams (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sanaa Lathan ... Leah
Michael Ealy ... Carter
Morris Chestnut ... Dave
L. Scott Caldwell ... Evelyn
Charles S. Dutton ... Roger
John Getz ... Renkin
Tess Harper ... Mrs. McCarthy
Kathryn Morris ... Karen
Rutina Wesley ... Alicia
Holt McCallany ... Detective Hansen
Jessica Parker Kennedy ... Rachel
David Starzyk ... Frank
Ronnie Gene Blevins ... Roy the Mechanic
Wilmer Calderon ... Detective Gardner
Gordon Clapp ... Bill Forsythe
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Storyline

After a painful breakup, successful lobbyist Leah Vaughn (Sanaa Lathan) jumps into a passionate relationship with a charming stranger (Michael Ealy). When her ex-boyfriend (Morris Chestnut) resurfaces in her life she has to figure out who she should trust and who she should fear. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Trust one, fear the other

Genres:

Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, menace, sexuality and brief strong language. | See all certifications »

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Trivia

After the success of No Good Deed (2014) Screen Gems greenlit this project. See more »

Goofs

The detective mentions getting a subpoena to search a suspect's apartment. Subpoenas are used to obtain records or compel someone to appear in court. If a dwelling is to be searched, a search warrant is the proper item to use. A seasoned detective would know the difference between the two. See more »

Quotes

Carter: [on being shot] What the fuck was that?
Leah: Beanbag non lethal round.
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Wrong Turn (2021) See more »

Soundtracks

BETTER MAN
Written by Leon Bridges (as Todd Michael Bridges), Josh Block, Austin Jenkins and Chris Vivion
Performed by Leon Bridges
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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User Reviews

 
The movie is good and I liked it better then No Good Deed, but it was just too cliché to really have the impact it wanted.
28 December 2015 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"I saw him beat someone badly, just for talking to me." Leah (Lathan) and her boyfriend have different plans for the future and decide to split up. When she meets the charismatic and charming Carter (Ealy) she easily falls for him. He says and does everything perfect, but when she sees his dark side things change. Afraid of what he may do next Leah breaks up with him, but Carter doesn't let go so easy. This is a really good movie that could have been so much better. The movie gets really close to the tenseness it is striving for, but ends up falling short. Carter does do some very scary and terrifying things, but nothing that hasn't been seen before. The movie really left a lot on the table that would have really helped it out and made the movie as tense as the filmmakers wanted it to be. The movie is good and I liked it better then No Good Deed, but it was just too cliché to really have the impact it wanted. Overall, not bad and worth watching, but not as tense as it could have been. I give it a B-.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Perfect Guy See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,888,154, 13 September 2015

Gross USA:

$57,027,435

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,273,173
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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