Written and directed by Tyler Perry, starring Tiffany Haddish (Tanya) and Tika Sumpter (Danica), Nobody’s Fool is a comedy/drama. When Tanya is released from jail her sister, Danica, must take her in. Tanya learns that Danica is involved in an on line relationship and suspects her sister is being “catfished.” Tanya sets out to uncover the truth, but all is not what it seems.
This post is going to be less about the movie (it was good) and more about Tyler Perry and my movie-going experience.
Full disclosure: I had no idea this was a Tyler Perry movie until just now, as I was researching to write this post and I must say, I am pleasantly surprised. I made the decision early on in my blogging life to not review Tyler Perry movies. It started with Boo. I thought that movie was absolutely terrible and I refused to review it. I got the idea that until Tyler Perry gave me a movie I could say something nice about, I wasn’t going to bother.
Then I saw Acrimony, but my review was a bit harsh, so I scrapped it. The truth is, I had plenty of nice things to say about Acrimony, but the overdramatic, Tyler Perry-esque silliness which occurred at the end ruined the entire film. I was mad at him for that one, but I still had faith and I waited.
Finally, he’s done it. He’s given me a movie I can review! I admire the man and I’m glad he put something out that I don’t feel the need to pick apart. Thank you Tyler Perry. Thank you.
I just had to get that off my chest before moving on.
Here’s another fearless performance from Haddish. I am growing to love her not only for her work, but for the way she conducts herself in her personal life. That video of her and Whoopie Goldberg is beautiful. I hope she never allows Hollywood and fame to change her. I hope she remains as humble, respectful and frugal as she is right now. (By the way, if you haven’t seen her in the Oath, do. (my review is in the link. It is not in theaters any longer but you should be able to catch it streaming somewhere shortly.) Tika Sumpter is a great actress. I’ve never seen The Haves and the Have Nots because I don’t care for soap operas, but she sold me when she played Michelle Obama in Southside with You (my review is in the link). The supporting cast is great, although there were moments when Omari Hardwick seemed a bit lost or out of sync. I don’t know if Tiffany was going crazy with ad libs and throwing him off, or what.
As funny as this movie was, let me tell you what was funnier; watching this movie in a theater full of black women. When I tell you these women had jokes… Oh. My. Goodness. I laughed harder at and with them than I did at almost anything on that screen. Not that the movie wasn’t funny, because it was, but the additional ambiance caused tears of joy and laughter to stream down my face. I mean, we had a great laugh. Normally, I absolutely despise when people talk during movies. I have walked out and demanded my refund. I am an Alamo Drafthouse-you talk or text, you’re gonna get bounced out of here-type of movie goer. Sweet Lord, my head nearly exploded when I went to see Fences (my review in the link) from all the conversations going on with the screen. (If one more person said, “Oooh, that’s Abraham, Martin and John!” just one more time…) I don’t know what happened to me while watching Nobody’s Fool, but somehow the evening was a real joy, full of this spontaneous community sisterhood with talking and all. Go figure?
Nobody’s Fool earned 7.5 out of 10 bloops. It is a good movie that is worth seeing. Might not be everybody’s cup of tea, but what is. Tiffany is great in it and I’m proud of her as I watch her career blossom. I am thrilled to be able to say that I enjoyed it. Thanks again TP. I’ll have more of this please.
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1 = worst ever, avoid at all cost
2 = very bad, forget about it!
3 = poor movie, not recommended
4 = not good, even for free – NO!
5 = so-so, worth it if you don’t have to pay
6 = not bad, could have been better
7 = good movie, worth seeing
8 = great movie, don’t miss it!
9 = excellent movie, a must see!
10 = a masterpiece, go see it now!
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