“Nobody’s Fool” (Paramount)
By Catholic News Service
This vulgar romantic comedy from writer-director Tyler Perry traffics in a flippant, degraded view of human sexuality.
At the urging of her mother (Whoopi Goldberg), a straitlaced advertising executive (Tika Sumpter) reluctantly takes in her wild, otherwise homeless ex-con sister (Tiffany Haddish) while also dealing with professional challenges (shared by workmate and best friend Amber Riley) and a complicated romance (with Omari Hardwick). Haddish’s undeniable comic energy is squandered on base running gags such as her character’s eagerness to sleep with every man she encounters. As for the serious aspects of the proceedings, they’re too unrealistic to make an impact.
Skewed values, strong sexual content, including graphic adulterous and premarital activity and an aberrant act, rear male and partial female nudity, a narcotics theme, pervasive rough and crude language. The Catholic News Service classification is O — morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R — restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.