Soundtrack Review: The Perfect Guy

Soundtrack Review: The Perfect Guy

The Perfect Guy Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score The Perfect Guy by Atli Orvarsson & David Fleming.

At a glance:

Geek Score: 97.6
Total Minutes Of Excellence: 44.6
Album Excellence: 85.9%

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The Perfect Guy is a 2015 American thriller film directed by David M. Rosenthal and starring Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy and Morris Chestnut. With a fulfilling career and a loving relationship, lobbyist Leah Vaughn (Sanaa Lathan) seems to have it all. Things come crashing down when Dave, her long-term boyfriend, questions her future plans for marriage and a family. The resulting breakup leaves Leah heartbroken, until she meets the charming and handsome Carter Duncan (Michael Ealy). Soon, the budding romance turns dangerous as Carter reveals his volatile nature, forcing Leah to turn the tables on the man she thought was Mr. Right. The score is composed by Atli Orvarsson & David Fleming.

Funny, I was just about to check on Atli Orvarsson and what he’s up to these days and this score comes along. Okay, so that’s not entirely true, but Orvarsson is a composer that can make me excited and infuriate me. Thrillers are usually not his thing, but I’m willing to let the past be the past and give it another chance. Co-composer David Fleming might give something extra to look forward to. The score opens alarmingly bright with a simple piano riff and some general brightness. Not so surprising perhaps as a lot of thrillers have an upside at first. Life is good, the kids are happy, love is in the air and I bet all is about to be destroyed by the perfect guy. Whatever it might be, ‘The Perfect Guy’ delivers a great little pop inspired theme to start the score in a very good way. Ah, but how long was Adam (or Eve) in paradise? I sense trouble already in ‘I Can’t Wait For You Anymore’, a much darker tone in this one, but it seems to use at least parts of the main theme. The cello gives it power and a beautiful power it is. The sadness can’t bring me down! I am enjoying this right now.

As far as thrillers go, this score has started like a romantic drama and I am loving it, but I know that it will end. All good things must come to an end, right? Well, let’s hope not. I am onboard with the drama, I am onboard with the darkness so bring it on. Bloody hell! I literally fell off my chair when ‘Gasoline’ started. Wow! Talk about going from bliss to hell! I am shocked, but this is good, this is really good. This is a lot darker than I imagined. It’s like the gates of hell opened and the demons coming at you screaming. Wow, I need a break, or three. But I can’t put it down. I am intrigued, I am compelled, I am yours the perfect guy! This is creepy and disturbing, and so is the next cue ‘The Creep’. Wow, what an impact. I feel like I’m in my worst nightmares, but this is a great thing musically as it feeds my nightmares, it keeps me there. I love the mood they have created. It’s so creepy and it’s thick with interesting music to explore, layers of it. The wavy underscore for example and the bass underneath that again. Wow, I could literally write a book about this, but instead I shall enjoy the spoils and so should you. I would just love to sit next to you as you listened to the pretty and captured the moment you knew everything was going to hell. Priceless! Seriously though, this score shocked me in a good way and I hope it does the same to you.

1. The Perfect Guy
2. I Can’t Wait For You Anymore
3. Meet The Parents
4. Gasoline
5. The Creep
6. Love Notes
7. Interrogation
9. The Reunion
10. Just The Three Of Us
11. Always Watching
12. Long Ride Home
13. Mouse And Cat
14. You’ve Been Served
16. Domestic Disturbance
17. I Am now

GD Star Rating
Soundtrack Review: The Perfect Guy, 8.0 out of 10 based on 3 ratings


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