Nobody's Fools tops box office, but strictly for Tyler Perry fans

2018-11-09 00:01

Nobody’s Fool
Director: Tyler Perry
Starring: Tiffany Haddish, Tika Sumpter
Four stars

Have you watched a movie that is so realistic that you completely relate to it? Expect to feel this way when watching Tyler Perry’s Nobody’s Fool.

This is a romantic comedy that will make you laugh at, fall in love with and hate the characters all at the same time. It stars Tiffany Haddish, Tika Sumpter, Amber Riley, Whoopi Goldberg, Chris Rock and Omari Hardwick. It topped thew South African box office last weekend, with Venom second and kids movie Nutcracker & the Four Realms just below.  

You know how most of us have the idea of our own Mr or Mrs Right in our heads? The same goes for Sumpter’s character, Danica. As a successful, young, black woman, Danica is in an online relationship with a man called Charlie, who seems to tick all her boxes.

Haddish plays Danica’s sister Tanya, a ratchet wild child who’s just gotten out of jail. At first, she’s impressed by what appears to be Danica’s picture-perfect life, but she quickly discovers that Danica has not even met Charlie, whom she’s been dating for more than a year.

They have not Skyped or FaceTimed, yet she thinks he is the perfect match for her. I mean, realistically, who has a committed relationship with someone they have not met?

Anyway, while in that relationship, Danica is asked out by an ex-convict who owns a coffee shop. He’s a nice guy, but she isn’t interested in him because, according to her, he isn’t the “perfect man”.

This shows how so many of us dismiss people before we get to know them just because we believe they couldn’t possibly be right for us for some (usually unfounded) reason or another. For example, many successful women will not be open to falling in love with someone they believe is financially “below” them. But what we forget is that there is no perfect person – everyone has flaws.

If you’re a fan of romcoms and Tyler Perry films, you will love this. I found the movie fun and relatable, however, some critics have panned it. Don’t go in expecting something other than a classic Perry production.

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