“Nobody’s Fool” – 2 out of 10
In a word: Trash
I’ve enjoyed many of Tyler Perry’s films, but he may one day be remembered by putting out a piece of garbage, like this film.
The story line is good enough, with a young successful woman in need of a love life and torn between two or more men who can fill that vacuum. Then, her foul-mouthed sister is released from prison after five years, only to enter the scene with a barrage of filthy dialogues, overacting the N words, and MF words, and many filthy phrases and nuances unnecessary to the message.
Overacting is the key here among all the characters, with gyro antics and silly repetition among all, which reflects mostly on the director who is Tyler Perry.
Here is one sample comment from an amateur fan posted on on IMDB.com, which sums it up:
‘Let me preface this by saying I am a HUGE Tyler Perry fan. I adore his movies. This one was just a mess. It had its funny moments but not enough to keep my attention. The acting was terrible.”
There are plenty more like that, all of which echoed these same sentiments. And yes, the acting was terrible. It was forced, over-exaggerated, implausible and unnecessarily foul. What da matta witchoo Tyler Perry?
The movie was saved in one scene in a trailer park featuring a cameo appearance by comic, Chris Rock, so funny I could not stop laughing. It saved the movie.
It came to mind watching this plethora of gutter babble how the race card could be so gross, no matter who is portraying the character, and how self-demeaning it seemed among their own cast members, nearly all black. If actors of any other race were to engage in the same gutter talk throughout the movie, it would be called racist.
This was a low point in Tyler Perry’s movie making career.
Whoopie Goldberg played a small role as the mother of the two sisters. All I could picture was Whoopie’s notorious interview on The View, earlier this year, when she rudely chased Judge Jeanine Pirro out of the television studio screaming “Get the F*** out!” Class act.
I didn’t know she was going to be in the movie. She’s on my No-Go list.
If it wasn’t for Chris Rock’s one hilarious scene in mid-movie, this rating would be a 1.
For Chris, I give it a 2 out of 10.