Imperfect is a story about insecurities and the undeniable reality of living in a world where looks matter more. Rara (Jessica Mila), a smart go getter that’s life is constantly shadowed by her former model mother and cookie cutter “pretty” sister while being overweight, challenges her boss to promote her if she can change her appearance aka lose weight. In doing so, she loses not only her weight but also track of her identity and meaning of her relationships with Dika (Reza Rahadian) and Fey (Shareefa Danish).

It’s a movie was intended to highlight women, but not merely as objects. This is subtly done by the way each scene is more dominated by the female in it, while supporting male characters carry the role of garnish like the influencer boyfriend and the rowdy pink haired punk.

Mencintai ketidaksempurnaan itu enggak apa-apa.” Rara – Imperfect

The comedy in this movie soars in flying colors, covering a variety of genres from the digestible sex oriented comedy, to a dark skit by the maid starred by a well-known stand up comedienne. If anything is for sure that Imperfect was not created to be watched by children under 17 years old.

However delightful and interesting the movie is, it’s not new. The story of overlooking the  brains beyond the socially accepted “beauty” has been rewritten over and over. What makes Imperfect different is the execution that’s packaged for the general audience to address deeper subtopics like pride in society, body shaming, insecurities and self-love.

Morale of the story falls flat in comparison to the build-up; the end product whilst still a feel good movie about acceptance, is rushed into completion with strings of characters in the storyline cut into a people pleasing end. Overall the movie was good if you’re looking to pass time and have a laugh.

Editorial by: Shenntyara Mirtha for Blvckeditions

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