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Nappily Ever After (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Smart and socially conscious, Nappily Ever After depicts black female empowerment in a fresh way, but the film relies too heavily on romantic comedy tropes.

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Violet Jones (Sanaa Lathan) has a seemingly perfect life -- a high-powered job, an eligible doctor boyfriend and a meticulously maintained, flawless coiffure. But after a life-changing event doesn't go according to her plan, and a hair-raising incident at the hairdresser, her life begins to unravel. Eventually, Violet realizes that she was living the life she thought she was supposed to live, not the one she really wanted.

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Cast

Sanaa Lathan
as Violet Jones
Ernie Hudson
as Richard Jones
Lynn Whitfield
as Paulette Jones
Jen Harper
as Aunt Yvette
John Salley
as Tyson Edwards
Bo Yokely
as Chris
Gabrielle Manning
as Young Violet Jones
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Critic Reviews for Nappily Ever After

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (3)

Bildungsroman disguised as rom-com, the refreshing script much more concerned with its heroine's emotional arc and personal growth than her ultimate relationship status.

September 30, 2018 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, instead of coming across as a warm throwback, Nappily Ever After is a romantic comedy saddled with a reductive understanding of black womanhood without enough cast chemistry or beauty to distract us.

September 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Nappily Ever After is as much a polemic as it is anything else.

September 21, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A pleasing fluff piece.

February 5, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Lathan convincingly brings a lot of depth to a role that could have easily been one-note in another performer's hands.

January 10, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Nappily Ever After can be seen as a comedy of entanglements and also as a social criticism. [Full review in Spanish]

November 5, 2018 | Full Review…

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