Uche Odoputa, Ruth Kadiri, Kevwe Ogunje, Uju Okoli, Rex Nosa, Ikem Nwabugwu,
A married man who is deemed to have the perfect marriage by his peers allows his friends to rock the foundation of his marriage by maltreating his wife as a result of their taunts.
‘Perfect’ is a movie that sets out at its core to teach a lesson. It’s the story of Kieran and Eva, a happily married couple that shares their chores together. We see Kieran, the husband, helping with cooking and getting his children ready in the morning alongside his wife. His friends continue to tease him that he is essentially a ‘woman wrapper’ and he eventually takes them seriously. One day he decides to change and become more of a ‘man’. He changes his attitude towards his wife and becomes more hostile along the way.
As earlier mentioned this movie aims to teach a lesson and the preachiness is evident at every step of the way. Somewhere in there we sacrificed storytelling for morale-pushing. It is not that the story is entirely uninteresting, but it seems like the priority is getting the message across. This is possibly the reason why the movie ended up having more scenes than were necessary. The movie could have been shorter and still had the same impact.
Having said that, Perfect is an easy watch that is propagated by good leads and decent supporting actors. The production quality was questionable at many points but it is not so low budget that it takes away from the movie. At the end, the audience gets the message loud and clear – do not ruin your marriage over what ‘friends’ say.