Movie Review: Picture perfect by Biodun Stephen

My notable trips to the cinema took a different turn today when I was invited by a client to see a movie with her (and a friend). I turned her down in my church mind but I had to oblige her in reality because she already got the tickets without my permission. Who would have thought the same movie I dragged along to see was going to set my intellectual world ablaze. I mean, I have seen a lot of good Nollywood productions this year but this is just different. I am not a philanderer nonetheless I wouldn’t curse my face with a frown if you call me that right now. For the love of Jobe, philander is my new favourite word. It will interest you to know that in the presence of fate and determinism, that person you regard as ‘good-for-nothing’ will be the last piece that makes your life’s puzzle meaningful. Such is the realistic message that Picture Perfect carries.

Picture Perfect as I see it is a tale of fortune from misfit. We all get carried away by the perfect idea of where we want to be and who we want to be with, we pay no attention to where we ought to be or whom we ought to be with. How strange does it feel to know that a great husband may not necessarily make a good father? Very strange is when someone society regards as a low life finds purpose in his misfortune.

If we will learn from our mistakes and grow from our misfortune, happiness isn’t far fetched. The main character Jobe embraced his fortunes as an agbero but also carried in his heart the pain of his childhood. Shagging as many girls as possible, carefully, in a bid not to tread his father’s path. A tale of beautiful imperfection: slay mama becomes baby mama for an agbero.. I won’t be a spoiler, you just need to see this movie. Iroyin o to amojuba.

From this distance, I have always known Tope Alake to be a Director that loves to explore; he loves to come forth spontaneously hereby keeping you in suspense while giving you something to hope for or not. However from the perspective of a storyteller, I have to say the writer did a creative job and also applaud the casts for bringing the characters to life. The level of professionalism Ninolowo exhibited with mannerism was wow, Remmy Njoku’s interpretation of her role was so real too. Bisola played the good and bad cop (friend), bad as in sexy and funky Amala lover as long as bobo with 6 pacs is involved.

A perfect dish of comedy coated reality. Transition by the actors were dope! My friend wept when Jobe had the waterworks. So far, this is my movie of the year. Extra profit is when you see a good movie and still get the job from your client.

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