Nappily Ever After (2018)

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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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Critic Reviews for Nappily Ever After

All Critics (12) | 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.

Sep 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.

Sep 24, 2018 | Full Review…

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

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

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

Nov 5, 2018 | Full Review…

There is a strangely regressive feminism that drives Violet's journey, and almost mockingly critiques her behavior.

Oct 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Sticks too closely to romantic comedy cliches without being funny and fails to tackle the real obstacle to the main character's complete empowerment.

Oct 5, 2018 | Rating: 3/10 | Full Review…

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