The Perfect Date is a 2019 American teen romantic comedy film directed by Chris Nelson.

Official trailers

Netflix on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 released the trailer:
The Perfect Date | Official Trailer | Netflix.

Story intro

Brooks Rattigan is a high school senior, with dreams of getting into Yale, while his father, Charlie wants him to go to the University of Connecticut. He works at a sub shop with his best friend, programmer Murph, but financing his college dreams proves troubling. Brooks seizes the opportunity to make some extra money by posing as the boyfriend of his classmate's wealthy cousin Celia Lieberman of Greenwich. He finds he has a knack for dating with his adaptable personality. He meets beautiful but snobby Shelby and makes it his goal to win her over. Celia lies to Shelby and tells her Brooks is from Darien rather than working class Bridgeport. He and Murph launch an app, selling himself as the plus-one for all occasions. After finding out that Celia has a crush on Franklin Volley (Blaine Kern II), they set up a plan to fake break-up, in which each of them gets to be with Shelby and Franklin. As business booms for Brooks, Murph feels neglected and cuts Brooks off. Celia sets up an interview for Brooks at Yale, and is upset when she finds out that he researched the Dean previously and lied to him in order to be liked. Brooks justifies it, saying that it's no different from what he's been doing with his app. Celia realizes that Franklin is not the person for her, however doesn't tell Brooks. When they conduct their fake break up, she is hurt by his words, and slaps him. Brooks is under the impression that it's all an act. Following the "break-up", Shelby asks Brooks to accompany her to her school formal. The two find it difficult to relate to one another and struggle to hold a conversation. At the formal, Brooks sees Leah, a girl who had used his app to "practice dating." She reveals all about Brooks' app to Shelby, who is offended and disgusted by the theme of Brooks' app. He reveals to Shelby that he's not from the wealthy town that she believes he's from, and that he needs the money to go to Yale. She calls him a liar and leaves.


Noah Centineo
Brooks Rattigan
Laura Marano
Celinda "Celia" Lieberman
Camila Mendes
Shelby Pace
Matt Walsh
Charlie Rattigan
Odiseas Georgiadis
Joe Chrest
Harvey Lieberman
Carrie Lazar
Lillian Lieberman
Blaine Kern III
Zak Steiner
Ty Parker
Alexander Biglane
Tuna Melt on Seven Grain (as Alex Biglane)
Wayne Pére
Mr. Newhouse (as Wayne Pere)
Rhonda Johnson Dents
Mrs. Milligan
Maureen Brennan
Marjorie Strack
Autumn Walker
Ivan Hoey Jr.
Emily Chatelain
Jared Bankens
Toby (as Jared Samuel Bankens)
Krystal Tomlin
Female Jock
Sharon Elizabeth Smith
Phi Vu
Don the Clerk
Hawn Tran
Valet Guy


Principal photography began in March 2018, in New Orleans.

The film The Perfect Date was scheduled to be released on April 12, 2019 (United States) by Netflix.

The duration of the film is 90 minutes.


The Perfect Date got high rating from critics. But the audience dislikes the film.

External links

Official website:

IMDB: The Perfect Date

Wikipedia: The Perfect Date

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