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Movie Review: The Perfect Picture, should it have been titled Marriage Lessons 101?

Netflix decided to grace our screen with the movie, The Perfect Picture: 10 years Later . A Tale of Love of Friendship, Family & Feminism…But was it worth our data for 2hours 27 minutes? Find out!

First of all, the movie is a sequel to The Perfect Picture shot 10 years ago by Sparrow Productions’ (now Sparrow Pictures). Then filmmaker Shirley Frimpong-Manso assembled the cast for the follow up.

Rated 18 and indeed for mature minds, the movie paints a picture of happy ending, especially in marriages where different challenges arise in different forms.

Tackling obstacles couples face in their marriages is a major lesson the movie teaches.

Perfect Picture tells a story of three great friends; Lydia Forson (Dede), Jackie Appiah (Asaye) and Naa Ashorkor Mensah-Doku (Akasi).

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The bond between them is so strong that you can call them soul sisters.


For Ashorkor, she is hopeful about her first pregnancy after 10 years of marriage and so many unsuccessfully trial. Well, sadly, she dislikes s3x.

Jackie Appiah is a former banker turned housewife with almost half a dozen kids, yet she is actively seeking more.

On her part, Lydia Forson is single and sexually adventurous especially with young boys. However, she was caught in the web with an older man but haunted by her past.

The love life of these three friends is a reminder that one’s favourite meat could be a poison to another especially in relationship choices.

The movie constantly tries to pass the message; We live in a men’s world and patriarchy is alive here. The fight for feminism is not just against men but also against women who won’t keep the scale even when judging other women.

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To spice it up, Nigeria seasoned actors added their respective flavours.
Gideon Okeke (Yobanna), Richard Mofe Damijo (Sam) and Beverley Naya (Samantha).

Other casts include; Adjetey Anang (Fella), Chris Attoh (Larry), Joselyn Dumas (Flora), John Dumelo (Taylor), Kwaku Sintim-Misa (Doctor Biney), Richard Mofe-Damijo (Sam), Anita Erskine (Angela), Gloria Sarfo (Susanna), and Raphael Boakye (Nigel).

Aside the minor sound problems encountered, the storyline and delivery are applaudable.

At KFN we love happy endings, so we rate Perfect Picture 9/10.

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