Written by Jamaican-Canadian Diane De La Haye, the award-winning film focuses on four energetic and feisty Caribbean besties in their 40s. The ladies take us through their spirited discussion after a Socacize class about marriage, dreams lost, family hardships and pregnancy. Then, after everything is shared, they celebrate life and its accompanying ups and downs on a trip to Nepal. However, they celebrate by soul-searching in silence instead of on a predictable, boring all-inclusive trip, an action that leaves room for hysterics and scene-stealing hijinks.
Shot in St Marteen, it's based on a real 'gal group' from Jamaica. The film is appealing because it brings together individual girlfriends we know all too well. The one looking for love in the wrong places. Or the other who only wants the best for her kids, but at what cost? We're always searching for representation in its truest form. So this is it right here, brought to us by actresses Rita Gumbs, Shama Flurton, Clarisse Glasgow and Kedisha Vidal.
The writer's perspective is intriguing since she thought of the film and 'what havoc [this] group of loud, mischievous ladies could wreak upon their guru's unsuspecting soul.' The Fab 4 are a rambunctious, no holds barred group of women who turn to each other for support, bickering and good times. While I wasn't fully satiated with the ending, it's up to us to use our imagination. How did they move forward? Did the wedding happen? How did the pregnancy go? Needless to say, we all make it through the tough times with a solid support system. The Fab 4 seems to have that in check from the start.
ByBlacks Rating System:
BBBB Extremely Good
B Don't bother watching