“The Perfect Match” (Lionsgate)
By Catholic News Service
This so-called romantic comedy follows the sexual escapades of a womanizing Southern California talent agent and photographer (Terrence J.) who puts his one-night stands on hold after falling for a mysterious stranger (Cassie Ventura). The triumph of true love would please his concerned therapist sister (Paula Patton). But the example provided by his committed friends, whether married (Dascha Polanco and Donald Faison) or engaged (Lauren London and Robert Christopher Riley) is not encouraging.
As directed by Bille Woodruff, the film teeters on the pornographic and is completely at odds with the scriptural understanding of sexuality. Misguided values, including a frivolous attitude toward promiscuity, semi-graphic nonmarital sexual activity with partial nudity, frequent banter, several uses of profanity, pervasive rough language.
The Catholic News Service classification is O — morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R — restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.