The Perfect Date is a 2019 American teen romantic comedy film, directed by Chris Nelson, from a screenplay by Steve Bloom and Randall Green. It stars Noah Centineo, Laura Marano, Camila Mendes, Odiseas Gerorgiadis and Matt Walsh.
It was released on April 12, 2019, by Netflix. The film is based on the novel The Stand-In by Steve Bloom, published by Carolrohda Lab in October 2017.
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.