Streamline makes recommendations for streaming shows and movies. Every Saturday, Streamline highlights the best shows to watch online, with a focus
Streamline makes recommendations for streaming shows and movies. Every Saturday, Streamline highlights the best shows to watch online, with a focus on Netflix.
“The Perfect Date” | April 12
Premise: A high school student (Noah Centineo) has dreams of an Ivy League education, but can’t afford that path despite strong grades. While working a sandwich-making job, the student overhears rich kids talking about a strange gig ― taking the presumed loner daughter (Laura Marano) of a wealthy family on a date. The high schooler gets this gig and finds a new best friend in the beautiful but unconventional date. After the success of this first date, the high schooler starts a small business of borderline prostitution to pay for college. All the while, the original date and he get closer and closer.
Sum-Up: Reviews aren’t out yet, but the trailer makes this look like a solid teen rom-com. The debt and subsequent prostitution angle also gives this a unique twist on young romance. Centineo became a teen rom-com star last year in “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” and “Sierra Burgess Is a Loser” and I imagine this new role will cement his status as a solid lead for this genre. This movie also has a reunion element as both Marano and Centineo had starring roles in the Disney Channel show “Austin & Ally.”
Heads-Up: Again, critics haven’t weighed in on this yet and I haven’t seen the movie either. So whether this is good or bad remains unknown.