When I saw a comedy cast that included Tiffany Haddish and Whoopi Goldberg, I sort of thought it was going to be good. I was wrong. Very, very wrong. Nobody's Fool is hands down one of the worst films I've ever had to endure. When it started with a woman answering her phone, and the camera never once panned away from her breasts, I thought ‘really???'. Said woman then decides to dance around her apartment in her underwear because I mean, who doesn't right? But rather than simply eye-roll to death I decided to give Nobody's Fool the benefit of the doubt. I still don't know why.
In a nutshell, Danica is a high-level ad agency exec. She has her professional life together but has struggled since her ex left her. However, she has a boyfriend, she has just never met him. Together for a year via the phone only, ‘Charlie' claims to work on an oil rig where reception is sketchy. In the real world, she has a flirty relationship with a coffee store owner Frank who seems very nice.
Then her sister Tanya gets out of prison after a five-year stint and must live with Danica. Tanya is played by Tiffany Haddish and if ever there was a role so wrong, it's this one. Every single awful trope and cliche ever invented to label black women is embodied in Tanya. I get that she was supposed to represent the opposite of her sister but it's soooo over the top, crude, and un-funny that I have no idea why Haddish would take the role. She's much better in Night School btw.
But I digress. Back to Nobody's Fool (sadly). Tanya doesn't believe that Charlie exists so she gets the ‘Cat Fish' guys in to prove her right. And when they do, a heartbroken Danica decides to forget all about him and give Frank a chance. And rather than put us all out of our misery and end the movie there, director Tyler Perry decides to drag out the pain a bit longer. In fact, this film runs for nearly two hours, so there is a LOT of unnecessary plot twists. All of which you can avoid if you simply don't watch it.
I really wish I could throw a few redeeming qualities into this review. I simply can't think of any. The story, script, plot, and characters are all lazily put together which is a real shame because it could have been good if the creators had bothered to put any real effort into it.