Monday, March 16, 2009

Sparrow Productions' back with The Perfect Picture; trailer inside



Two of my favorite Ghanaian movies ever are Life and Living it and Scorned. The folks from Sparrow Productions have done it again. No, I haven't seen the movie yet. It's not even been premiered yet but I am excited. The third installment in Shirley Frimpong-Manso's forage into Ghanaian theater is called 'The Perfect Picture'. Will it outdo the first two? I sure hope it does. I called for Sparrow to feature Agya Koo, Nadia Buari, Jackie Appiah, Majid Michel or Van Vicker in one of their movies and they've done it. Ladies and Gentlemen, in the spotlight, Jackie Appiah (Agyemang), is the lady in the middle, the center of attention, in this new movie. Did I say I was excited?

For the folks in Accra, you can catch the premiere at National Theatre on the 3rd of APRIL @ 5pm and 8pm and then at the Accra Mall's Silverbird Cinemas. The National Tee tix are GhC 20 (quite expensive actually) and are available at Shell shops, Koala, the Silverbird Lifestyle shop and the National Theatre itself. It's probably going to take awhile until a VCD DVD version is available but that's good. You know how movies come out in US theaters and then after a couple of months are on DVD? That spells disaster for that production. The longer 'The Perfect Picture' is unavailable for our home LCD giant screens, the better. I am being really selfless here because I cannot watch the movie in Ghana anytime soon. All I am doing is giving a hint: We want to see this movie premiered at the Apollo Theater in New York, Staples Center in LA, and the Kresge Auditorium at MIT. Maybe not these places, but those of us abroad shouldn't have to miss the action. Besides, Sparrow better do it before the movie becomes viral online and they can't earn a pesewa on that.

Here's a movie synopsis: "In what seems like a perfect life, three beautiful women who are pushing thirty make bold attempts to change their lives even when destiny plays its joke on them. With a marriage that seems almost doomed from the beginning, to an affair with an unlikely candidate and the endless pursuit of love, three friends will learn the harsh lessons of life, the challenges of marriage, the fatality of falling in love and the rewards of having a good laugh in the midst of sorrow." This sounds like a great story. Why is the movie rated 18 and above? Is Sparrow unable to make movies that minors can watch?

The movie is about relationship challenges so why is it titled Perfect Picture? The movie's three leading female characters all have different kinds of relationships so the movie should make sense to more people. Unlike 'Life N Living It', we'll hear the female point of view. 9ice 9ice. The film is about love, laughs and lies. So where is the over-18 part? Oh, there's a sneak peek in the trailer. Sparrow Productions' boldness is unforgiving. Why do I feel like I should liken them to Tyler Perry or Spike Lee? "We too we can do some."

'The Perfect Picture' stars Jackie Appiah (woo-hoo), Lydia Forson and Naa Ashorkor Mensah Doku (both from Scorned), Sparrow regulars Chris Attoh and Nana Kwame Osei-Sarpong, Adjetey Annan aka Pusher (Life N Living It), etc. The best part about this movie may be the introduction of Kwaku Sintim-Misa. Seriously, has KSM been in any Ghanaian movie? What is his role? Isn't this exciting? I sound like a kid in the candy store or an Ashanti man on a Sunday at an emo-tuo joint or a bunch of Legon boys about to watch some blue blue blue get some past exam questions. Sorry, Legon boys, am just playing. Maybe Agya Koo will have a cameo appearance. Or Mac-Jordan Amartey? Or Psalm Adjeteyfio (Taxi Driver)? Or Kwaw Kese getting a chance to say Abodam? Or a scene whereby the lovebirds go to a jazz club and Becca or MissJane is singing? Or maybe Pappington Papa Nii Papafio will officiate Jackie's wedding? After all, the movie does have the word perfect in its title.

Here's the trailer for the new movie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7B8KJPQp1s


Watch the video for the movie soundtrack, Kwabena Kwabena's Do ne bi here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uH-KUTjeZJc


You can also check out the movie's website at http://www.theperfectpicturemovie.com
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