Tiffany Hines and Angell Conwell also deserve kudos for playing female characters that you could envision as women you can talk to without feeling the least bit intimidated. They could have played their characters as too hot to handle, but they recognized through Tiffany Rose’s screenplay that beautiful women are people beneath it all.
In an age where Tyler Perry seems to dominate the idea of the typical black film worth releasing, Perfect Combination is the sign that black film can mature even in the most typical of trappings. There is no over-the-top acting, no attachment to religious beliefs (say for a couple of mentions of god) and most importantly it features black female characters who are not the sirens of the average episode of Maury Povich.
This is the kind of movie the cast of For Colored Girls deserved. This is the kind of film Jennifer Hudson deserved right after she won the Oscar for Dreamgirls. This is the kind of film that will put a smile on your face for all the right reasons. This is the kind of film I as a black man can be proud of.
I hope Tri-Destined Films makes a sequel to this film. I think it’s worth exploring where the characters end up next and I think Tiffany Rose has the chops to expand the story to the another picture. If that never happens, that’s just as well as the world doesn’t need any more sequels than it already has.
Those of you who happen to see it, and wish to give all the positive feedback one can muster, should hit-up Tri-Destined Films at its official website, or follow on Twitter. If word of mouth keeps Rebecca Black high in the music charts, the same thing will help more films like Perfect Combination get more attention.