Netflix has released the first trailer, images, and poster for the upcoming teen romantic comedy film The Perfect Date. Directed by Chris Nelson (Date and Switch) from a screenplay by Steve Bloom (The Winning Season) and Randall Green (Billions), the film stars To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before breakout
Young Mark Ruffalo Noah Centineo as a high school student who dreams of something more. Brooks Rattigan has great grades, but lacks the funds necessary to attend his dream Ivy League college. After agreeing to pose as the boyfriend of a self-assured girl named Celia (Laura Marano) in exchange for money, Brooks decides to launch an app selling himself as the perfect date for any occasion, willing to tailor his look, attributes, and personality to the buyer’s liking. So he’s basically a personalized gigolo except without sealing the deal (I think…).
This trailer is charming and fine and full of pop music, which is pretty much the perfect sell for a Netflix romcom. Last year, the streaming service revitalized the genre with the aforementioned To All the Boys and the delightful Set It Up, two romantic comedies that put enough of a spin on the traditional formula to feel fresh, but still boasted all the qualities people love in a good romcom in the first place. Will The Perfect Date be the next instantly rewatchable Netflix romantic comedy? We’ll find out soon enough.
Check out the Perfect Date trailer, poster, and images below. The film also stars Odiseas Georgiadis and Camila Mendes (Riverdale) and will be available to stream on Netflix on April 12th. And click here for a full list of upcoming Netflix movies.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Perfect Date:
Brooks Rattigan (Noah Centineo) has the academic chops to get into his dream Ivy League school, but what he’s missing is an outstanding extracurricular — and the money. When he seizes on an opportunity to make some extra cash by posing as the boyfriend of a self-assured, combat boot-loving girl named Celia Lieberman (Laura Marano), he finds he has a knack for being the perfect stand-in. Together with his programmer friend Murph (Odiseas Georgiadis), Brooks launches an app selling himself as a plus-one for all occasions. Along the way, he meets the girl of his dreams (Camila Mendes). But when business starts to boom, Brooks must reassess everything he was once sure of.