There is no debating that Tiffany Haddish is a talented comedian. She is one of the hottest stand-ups/comedic actresses working today. Unfortunately what often comes along with that type of meteoric success with many in the entertainment industry is that they try to do loads of things seemingly fearing that their popularity will disappear as quickly as it came. Quantity usually is done at the expense of quality. All throughout the film I was thinking that Haddish could sense the weakness of the script, so tries to hard to make something of the mess. Does not for one moment seem natural and is often guilty of overacting.
On the surface Danica (Tika Sumpter – Ride Along, Southside with You) looks like she has it all together. Very successful at work, a beautiful apartment and a loving boyfriend. It is only once her sister Tanya (Tiffany Haddish – Girls Trip, Night School), who is fresh off her release from jail, comes to live with her that the threads of her life begin to unravel. We find out that she has never really met her boyfriend, Charlie (Mehcad Brooks – from television’s Supergirl). Just talks to him on the phone as he works on an oil rig. That previously her fiance Bailey (Adrian Conrad – first film) left her for another woman. You shouldn’t judge this book by her high gloss cover.
Tanya is convinced that her sister is being catfished by Charlie. So she sets out to prove such. Especially driven by the fact that her boss Frank (Omari Hardwick – Kick-Ass, Sorry to Bother You) at the Brown Bean coffee shop she works at has feelings for Danica. As you might predict, a total disaster/meltdown/gotta see it to believe it ensues.
This Tyler Perry (Madea Goes to Jail, Meet the Browns) penned and directed film is a bit of mess. All over the place with little to no direction. Almost seems like he wanted to say a lot, but did not know how to tie everything together. Is it about two sisters trying to reconnect? Is it a romantic comedy? Waking people up to catfishing? But ultimately, the death toll sounds when the humour misses the mark. Going overboard with the vulgarity. I am not usually sensitive and enjoy raunchy humour. Bottom line is that it just isn’t funny.
-Introduction by Tyler Perry and Tiffany Haddish
-Tale of Two Sisters
-The Legend and the Star
-Mocha Latte Extra Laughs
-I’m Just Trusting Tyler Perry
-She Ready of Not: Here Comes the Wedding Crasher
-Behind the Funny
-Breakfast with Tiffany
-“Something New from Tyler Perry” Perfume
-“Catfished” Perfume with Outtakes