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Tyler Perry
Tiffany Haddish, Tika Sumpter, Whoopi Goldberg
Writing Credits:
Tyler Perry

A woman gets released from prison and reunites with her sister.

Box Office:
$19 million.
Opening Weekend:
$13,743,111 on 2468 Screens.
Domestic Gross

Rated R.

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
English DTS-HD MA 5.1
English Audio Description
Latin Spanish Dolby 5.1
Spanish Dolby 5.1
French Dolby 5.1
Turkish Dolby 5.1
German Dolby 5.1
Thai Dolby 5.1
Latin Spanish
Brazilian Portuguese
Supplements Subtitles:
Latin Spanish

Runtime: 110 min.
Price: $39.99
Release Date: 2/12/2019

• Introduction
• Deleted/Extended/Alternate Scenes
• Gag Reel
• “Tale of Two Sisters” Featurette
• “The Legend and the Star” Featurette
• “Mocha Latte Extra Laughs”
• “I’m Just Trusting Tyler Perry” Featurette
• “She Ready or Not” Featurette
• “Bring the Funny” Featurette
• “Breakfast with Tiffany” Featurette
• “Perfume” Ads with Outtakes
• DVD Copy


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Nobody's Fool [Blu-Ray] (2018)

Reviewed by Colin Jacobson (March 4, 2019)

Though they worked together on the TV series If Loving You Is Wrong, 2018’s Nobody’s Fool offers the first big screen collaboration between filmmaker Tyler Perry and actor Tiffany Haddish. It doesn’t inspire me to want to see more.

After a stint in prison, Tanya (Haddish) gets out on parole. On the orders of her mother Lola (Whoopi Goldberg), Tanya’s sister Danica (Tika Sumpter) picks her up and takes her to her apartment. This leads to a series of revelations as the sisters get to know each other again.

Although Perry has directed a slew of movies since he debuted with 2002’s direct-to-video Madea’s Family Reunion, I’d only seen one: 2014’s Single Moms Club. A fairly terrible film, it did nothing to encourage me to check out more of his work.

So why did Fool wind up in my player? Because its ads made it look like it might actually be funny.

After 51 years of life and thousands of movies screened, you’d think I’d learn not to trust trailers. Whatever amusement one can find in Fool, one locates it in the promos.

Even those laughs remain minor at best, and come mainly from Goldberg. She doesn’t get much screentime but she manages a few moderately funny bits.

Haddish works overtime to attempt to generate mirth as Tanya, and she almost succeeds at times. However, Haddish finds herself stuck in such a crass, blatant stereotype that she can’t overcome the negatives.

The same goes for pretty much everything about Fool. Sure, it attempts to subvert stereotypes in some ways, but it embraces so many that any vaguely progressive side of the film goes down the crapper.

As a film, Fool lacks coherence. Its construction turns into a nearly random mix of plot points and comedic tidbits with little real logic or forward momentum.

I don’t demand that a film like Fool generate something truly original, but if it plans to follow a well-worn path, it needs to walk that route well. Give us something clever or memorable and not just the same old stale nonsense.

Unfortunately, we get nothing more than cheap stereotypes, lowest common denominator jokes and predictable melodrama from the sub-middling Fool. If lines like “these heels givin’ me an earthquake in my panties” amuse you, have at it – if not, stay away.

Footnote: look for a major comedian in a wholly embarrassing cameo.

Second footnote: a blooper reel shows up in the middle of the end credits.

The Disc Grades: Picture B+/ Audio B/ Bonus C+

Nobody’s Fool appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.40:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. This became a pleasant presentation.

Sharpness was almost always positive. A minor amount of softness crept into a couple of long shots, but otherwise the image remained tight and well-defined at all times.

I noticed no issues with shimmering or jaggies, and edge haloes failed to appear. Print flaws also failed to mar the presentation.

Fool went with a palette that reflected a lot of amber and teal. Within the movie’s color design, the tones seemed solid.

Blacks were dark and deep, while shadows demonstrated nice smoothness. This was a consistently satisfying image.

As for the DTS-HD MA 5.1 mix of Fool, it showed scope typical of the rom-com soundfield. This meant a largely limited soundscape without much to make it stand out from the crowd.

Exteriors added a bit of immersiveness, but those instances remained fairly modest. Most of the flick came with a lot of ambience and not much else.

Audio quality seemed good. Speech was distinctive and natural, without edginess or other issues.

Music seemed warm and lush, while effects showed nice clarity and accuracy. Again, nothing about the mix impressed, but it suited the story.

The disc comes with plenty of extras, and these launch with a 14-second Introduction by Writer/Director Tyler Perry and Actor Tiffany Haddish. They give us a quick and pointless lead-in to the set’s bonus materials.

12 Deleted/Extended/Alternate Scenes fill a total of 23 minutes, 16 seconds. Three of these fall under “deleted”, with eight “alternate” and only one “extended”.

Nothing especially interesting appears here. The deleted scenes fail to add any useful information, and the others just riff on the same kind of gags we find in the final cut. Fans may still enjoy the clips but I can’t find anything particularly compelling.

A Gag Reel spans two minutes. It’s pretty standard fare, though a few alternate lines make it slightly more interesting than most.

A slew of featurettes follow, and we start with Tale of Two Sisters. It runs five minutes, three seconds and offers notes from Perry, Haddish, and actors Tika Sumpter and Whoopi Goldberg.

“Tale” looks at the two lead characters as well as performances. It lacks substance.

With The Legend and the Star, we get a four-minute, 27-second reel with Perry, Sumpter, and Haddish. Mostly “Star” exists to praise Goldberg, though the part where Haddish gets emotional over her connection to Whoopi makes it stand out as unusual.

Next comes Mocha Latte Extra Laughs, a four-minute, five-second program with Perry, Haddish, and actor Omari Hardwick. “Latte” looks at Hardwick’s character and performance. Again, some alternate lines add a little value, but most of the show remains puffy.

A big cameo becomes the focus of I’m Just Trusting Tyler Perry. It spans four minutes, 48 seconds and includes Perry, Haddish, and actor Amber Riley. Some of the usual praise arrives, but mostly it boasts unused jokes, so it seems better than average.

We look at the movie’s tag scene with She Ready Or Not. It takes up four minutes, 41 seconds with comments from Haddish and Perry. Another mix of comments and alternate jokes, it turns into a passable piece.

Bring the Funny lasts three minutes, 48 seconds and features Perry, Haddish, Sumpter, Riley and actor Michael Blackson. This looks at the scene when Tanya gets out of jail and provides more behind the scenes footage. As usual, the comments lack merit but the candid material works.

For the final featurette, Breakfast with Tiffany lasts 11 minutes, 12 seconds and provides a roundtable with Haddish, Sumpter, Hardwick and Riley.

They talk about their experiences on the film and leave us with little other than the usual fluff. I was surprised to learn the whole shoot only lasted 10 days, though.

Two promos follow: Something New from Tyler Perry (0:31) and Catfished (1:27). Both offer glossy perfume-style ads meant to sell the movie, and they’re reasonably clever. “Catfished” also includes outtakes.

A second disc presents a DVD copy of Fool. It includes none of the Blu-ray’s extras.

Because I’ve only seen two Tyler Perry efforts, I can’t besmirch his entire output, but man, those flicks give me little optimism. Despite the involvement of some talented performers, Nobody’s Fool suffers from cheap, trite stabs at drama and comedy that flop badly. The Blu-ray boasts very good picture along with adequate audio and a decent array of bonus materials. Fool becomes a pretty awful cinematic experience.

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