Paula Patton

This 'Perfect' romance offers only surface appeal

This 'Perfect' romance offers only surface appeal

The romantic dramedy that presents a fantasy world where everyone’s gorgeous, affluent, lives in mansions, but is unfulfilled in love isn’t anything new. (See: all of Nancy Meyers’ work.)

But, in recent years, there’s been a spate of films such as “Think Like a Man,” “Think Like a Man Too” and “The Best Man Holiday” that feature predominantly young African American casts debating the nature of romance and sex between men and women with an uncensored and frothy abandon. “The Perfect Match,” directed by Bille Woodruff, makes this trend into a genre, though it lacks the sharpness of its...