We often focus on choosing the perfect clothes that fit the moment and forget about the last important thing that will comfortably take us far in life; perfect shoes. Have you noticed? Most of the time, the first thing that appeals to our eyes when we meet someone, other than their smiles, is their shoes. Life is similar to choosing shoes that fit the size of your foot perfectly. The right shoes will take you far, while the unfit ones leave you nothing but scars. I once read that a person’s character can be seen in the shoes they are wearing. A shoe defines your social status and added value to your worth.A Perfect Fit 2021.
A Perfect Fit is that kind of movie that pushes the whole shoe philosophy agenda to our life. It is an interesting, contemplative, yet refreshing movie. Directed by a young woman filmmaker Hadrah Daeng Ratu, known for her record-breaking movie, Makmun (2019), and written by Garin Nugroho, known for the controversial movie Kucumbu Tubuh Indahku (2020), A Perfect Fit is the first original Netflix Indonesia film alongside Starvision. It is something you will want to enrich your eyes with the healing cinematography of Bali.
The story is about Saski (Nadya Arina), a Balinese fashion blogger who faces a life-changing situation when fate leads her in front of a shoe shop, “Shoes, with Love.” She encounters a gentle and charming shoemaker, Rio (Refal Hady). The sparks quickly ignite between them, putting Saski on the verge of commitment on her engagement with her narcissistic and prestigious boyfriend, Deni (Giorgina Abraham).The story itself feels like a remake of a classic Cinderella tale with a touch of Balinese heritage and a more realistic approach while keeping its cliches to swoon you over. Instead of a mother fairy, we have a psychic and eccentric woman carrying around a tarot card, with leaves and swan feathers as her wand. Instead of a damsel in distress, we get to see how one’s relationship can be the utter cage of your true self.