The Nigerian film, Picture Perfect, starring Bisola Aiyeola, Mary Njoku, and Bolanle Ninolowo premiered on July 7th, at the Genesis Deluxe Cinema, Lekki. The movie was written and produced by Biodun Stephen, directed by Tope Alake.
From seeing the lead characters, the posters, and trailer of Picture Perfect, you go into the cinema just to see a comedy flick and laugh your butt off, then in the middle of it all, you’re caught up in the most unusual romance tale ever told, and at the end, there’re probably tears in your eyes.
Kunbi (played by Mary Njoku) is a hardworking, and successful fashion designer who gets into trouble with area boys while passing through a rough neighbourhood to make urgent deliveries. Fortunately, the most notorious of all the thugs, Jobe (played by Bolanle Ninolowo) comes to her rescue.
Fortune quickly turns to misfortune in the next couple of days as Jobe begins to show his true colours and intentions. Kunbi finds a listening ear, and shoulder to cry on in the person of her flatmate and friend Kiksy (Bisola Aiyeola) who also befriends Jobe, trying to find a middle ground for the two rivals. From this point on, things just get completely and wildly out of control with the trio and all the drama, hassles, and emotions they have to deal with.
Picture Perfect is a very funny, very emotional, and unpredictable story. What you think is not what you’ll get, but you’ll surely love what you’ll get out of this film. The most unexpected outcome of this film is seeing Bolanle Ninolowo delivering one of the best performances Nollywood will see this year.
The only issue I had with this film was the number of times Jobe used the word “philander”. It got tiring at some point, but later on in the movie, I started to get a hang on the fun of it all, especially remembering my encounter with area boys, and how they tend to repetitively hold on the one “big grammar”, which they know not its meaning. All in all, I can authoritatively tell you to stop philandering on my article any further, and go see “Picture Perfect” in a cinema near you.