Actress, Jackie Appiah has over the years graced the screens with her captivating beauty in several roles in Ghanaian/Nigerian movies but recently starred in her first Sparrow Productions-made movie, which promises to bring out a whole new side to her acting. Many critics see Shirley Frimpong-Manso and her Sparrow Productions outfit as the breath of fresh air that is changing the face of Ghanaian films, one tape at a time. ‘Life and Living It’ and ‘scorned’ set the pace and the new one, ‘The Perfect Picture’ is set to follow suit. It is therefore not surprising that in spite of Shirley not using ‘regular’ actors in her previous productions; major actors like Jackie would want to join the ‘sparrow train’.
Jackie has expressed excitement about her role in ‘The Perfect Picture’ and working with Sparrow Productions. “The experience was great for me; it was a whole different experience working with Sparrow Productions because professionally they know what they are about. It was fun working with the girls (Lydia Forson and Naa Ashorkor Mensah-Doku”); they were brilliant and I love working with people who are always on point”.
Jackie even confesses that she lost weight for the movie in order to create a new and different look for herself that would match the movie. “I lost weight for the movie, because I wanted a different look for Sparrow”. She is particularly proud of Shirley Frimpong-Manso, contending that the success of Shirley proves the worth on a woman in today’s world.
According to Jackie, she fell in love with her character the moment she got the script. ‘I haven’t played any role like this before. The experience where couples are so in love but cannot get it up in bed is something that happens but we hardly talk about in Ghana. So I was like wow, I have to take up this role!” Jackie plays the role of Aseye, a young woman in a marriage that seems almost doomed from the beginning, because of her husband’s seeming sexual dysfunction. The Perfect Picture premieres at the National Theatre on April
The trailer feels a bit corny for my tastes, but at the very least I appreciate the effort they seem to have put into injecting *some* sense of distinct personality into the promotional materials as opposed to these "screaming" previews.
It makes the movie feel like an event that one can't afford to miss rather than just another video. I might even check it out.
this movie is finally out. i watched it yesterday and i really loved the movie. about ten minutes into the movie it was boring and dull but it picked up afterwards, and i must say shirley has done a good job. it is not a 'loud' movie, it's about three female friends and their love life, the laughters, the tears, the fun, etc, i now understand why shirley wanted it to be released on valentine's day but couldn't beat the deadline. jackie has really slimmed down. as usual there was some flaws, but overall it was a nice movie.
So, we had a bit of a glitch and had to hold shoots again and I decided to watch this movie...yes ohhh, it was online.
on the whole, I was a bit disappointed. I will take white waters over perfect picture any day.
it was visually interesting, clean work, but how can you have a 35 adapter and not be adventurous with your camera? and if the adapter is not available to you throughout, please, just don't use it at all. the technical directing was very textbook and amateurish.
hmm. the story was there. but the development was flawed and lacked logic. Jackie's character pulled it off very nicely, I must give her kudus for that.
I will not blame the actors at all but the writer.director. half of the dialogue was very cliche, trying to mimick all these Americanized terms and jargons. in the end, it was very immature. now to someone who lives in Africa and has not been exposed to these mature movies, this is the best yet, but to people with a developed mind, it is very naive. and I use my words sparingly.
so many things just happened out of nowhere. are you telling me that a corporate woman, found no one in her office plaza to give her a ride other than an air-condition repairer who she just kicked out of her office in the morning? come on. that's a tired plot.
and if Dede was a man-eater, can we see that? we only hear that she is a man eater and never see it until she falls in love with her boss another overly too easy plot.
Jackie and Chris, this whole movie should have been from their POV only. they did very well, but then, why couldn't the husband get an erection? would have been nice to go into that, it was implied that he did not sexually respond to his wife, ok...why? was she timid in bed? or overwhelm him?
ohh, ok. they just had to go online and it just happened that they were online dating each other. lol. try another angle please. so how come he suddenly could get an erection after a couple of weeks of separation? so many questions left answered.
that sex scene was awesome though. loved it. although it was a blatant copy of the 300 sex scene. lol!!!
Shirley needs to get help with her story development. scorned lost direction, this did not loose direction per se, its direction was just illogical.
if the whole thing centered only on Jackie and Chris, giving enough time to develop their characters, this movie would have been an emotional blockbuster. they wasted all the time on singing and dancing scenes and unnecessary plot directions, and oh, did she really use a James bond theme song? come on. that is so low.