Nappily Ever After is a 2018 American romantic comedy film directed by Haifaa al-Mansour.

Official trailers

Netflix on Thursday, August 02, 2018 released the trailer:
Nappily Ever After | Official Trailer | Netflix.

Story intro

A young, black woman, Violet (Sanaa Lathan), has a seemingly perfect life: she is successful in her job as an advertising executive, has been with her boyfriend Clint (Ricky Whittle), a doctor, for two years, and has perfect long straight hair, despite the effort it takes to maintain. Violet shares a close relationship with her mother, Pauletta (Lynn Whitfield), who has always attempted to keep Violet the vision of perfection. She and Violet's father (Ernie Hudson) recently became estranged after he quit his job to pursue modeling. Violet expects Clint to propose on her birthday, and after getting sprayed by the neighbor's hose, visits a salon to attempt to get her hair fixed. The salonist makes a mistake Violet causes a scene, insulting the salon owner's daughter's afro since she was partly responsible for the incident, and then gets a weave to cover her head. Violet is sorrowfully disappointed when Clint doesn't propose. She confronts him, only leading to a break up, Violet tries out blonde hair, has a disastrous night out with her friends, and goes to visit Clint, only to find him with a new woman. She is devastated and shaves her head. Initially horrified with what she has done, Violet cries in the bathroom at work. A woman in the bathroom suggests she come to her support group. Violet attends the group only to discover it is a cancer support group. Violet apologizes, but the group leader gives her words of support. She grows confidence in her new look. She begins dating the owner of the hair salon, Will (Lyriq Bent), and befriends his young daughter, Zoe (Daria Johns). The two quickly grow close, and he attends her mother's Fourth of July party, only to be disrespected by Pauletta, who makes condescending comments about Will and his career choice. Will breaks up with her following this and tells Violet to "get herself sorted." After Violet loses a pitch for an ad campaign using real women to a male colleague's standard idea using blonde models, she quits her job.


Sanaa Lathan
Violet Jones
Ernie Hudson
Richard Jones
Lyriq Bent
Will Wright
Lynn Whitfield
Pauletta Jones
Ricky Whittle
Clint Conrad
Camille Guaty
Brittany S. Hall
Daria Johns
Zoe Wright
Danielle Lyn
Puff the Dog


Principal photography began on August 28, 2017 in Atlanta.

The film Nappily Ever After was scheduled to be released by Netflix on September 21, 2018 (United States).


Nappily Ever After got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film.

External links

Wikipedia: Nappily Ever After

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