A Perfect Couple

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"What do you do when everything between the two of you seems wrong? ...fall in love."
  • PG
  • 1979
  • 1 hr 50 min
  • 5.9  (999)

A Perfect Couple is a romantic comedy about two very different individuals, a folk-rock musician and a blacklisted journalist, who meet and fall in love in Los Angeles. The film explores the ups and downs of their relationship as they try to make it work despite their vastly different lifestyles and personalities. The film opens with a performance by the aspiring musician, Alex (Paul Dooley), who writes and performs his own music. Despite being talented, he is struggling to make a living and his personal life is in shambles. He is recently separated from his wife and living in a rundown apartment. Meanwhile, reporter Sheila (Marta Heflin) is trying to get her life back on track after being blacklisted by Hollywood for writing a controversial article. She is working as a waitress and living with her mother.

The two meet at a party where Alex's band is playing and Sheila is covering as a journalist. They are immediately attracted to each other, but their different lifestyles make it hard for them to see how a relationship could work. Despite their initial hesitation, they begin dating and soon fall deeply in love.

As their relationship progresses, they face a number of challenges that threaten to tear them apart. Sheila's radical politics clash with Alex's laid-back attitude, and they find themselves arguing over everything from music to politics. Additionally, Sheila struggles with her own insecurities and fears, worrying that Alex will never truly understand her.

Despite their differences, they are determined to make their relationship work. They move in together and try to build a life together, but their conflicting personalities continue to cause problems. When Sheila gets a chance to return to her journalism career, she must decide whether her relationship is more important than her career.

With its catchy folk-rock soundtrack and charming performances from Dooley and Heflin, A Perfect Couple is a charming and engaging film about the ups and downs of modern love. It does not shy away from showing the difficulties of trying to make a relationship work when two people have such different views of the world.

The film is also notable for its portrayal of Los Angeles in the late 1970s. The city is portrayed as a sprawling metropolis filled with both promise and disappointment. The characters move between different neighborhoods and social circles, encountering a wide range of people from all walks of life. The film also takes a critical look at the state of American politics and culture at the time, with Sheila's radicalism serving as a pointed critique of the political establishment.

Overall, A Perfect Couple is a delightful romantic comedy that is sure to charm audiences with its witty dialogue, engaging performances, and timeless story of love and conflict. Whether you're a fan of folk-rock music or just a sucker for a good love story, this film is definitely worth checking out.

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    1 hr 50 min
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    5.9  (999)