I liked the movie because of Nse and Majid. Honestly, those were the main reasons I saw the film.
1. There was character development for Nse's character because I get to see why she is upset. Her husband pays her no mind but he does not let her work. It's like being a puppet really. Her character weaved English and Pidgin beautifully in a way that I have not seen a lead do in a while. I appreciate that.
2. Ramsey did well in this and I particularly loved that his character wanted to do away with "Pidgin English." That, I found, is real to me. Pidgin is part and parcel of Nigeria and that you have a character who does not want that, is real because there are people like that. So, thanks for that.
3. The lines were not too repetitive so that was a good thing.
4. Majid is a delight. A true delight and I loved him in this film. And his Pidgin was welcome. He is a fabulous actor and his biceps are yummy!!! And actors need to take note, even if your acting is not up-to-par, if your body is banging, we will dash you small. Ask Van Vicker
5. I absolutely must commend the use of music. An actual soundtrack to the film. Thank you. And by our own artists, thank you!!!
6. Rukky Sanda was not entirely terrible, although Ufuoma Ejenobor would have done the role justice. The one distracting thing was the wig. It overwhelmed her face.
7. Desmond's character was annoying. I understand what he was doing and some minutes in, I liked it. But somewhere along the line, the humour was not in it. This is good because I appreciate him not playing major roles, at least until he gets better, and gets some exercise.
8. Stop the unnecessary moaning please. And learn to kiss properly. There is only one guy whose kissing scenes blows me away: Muna Obiekwe. Others are okay, but his is spectacular. Kenechi and Boma were painful to watch, at first. Then it got better.
9. I like this movie, overall. At least part 1.
1. In the scene where Rukky Sanda's character visits Terso (Ramsey), Liz (Nse) and Bobby (Majid) at home, I would have preferred if the discussion had included Nigerian politics. While I understand this may not be so with the sensitive and ludicrous nature of Naija's politicians, it would have been nice to hear a discussion on Naija's own issues.
2. There were wasted scenes here. One at the party. I hate when there is a lot of focus on a woman's ass. I would rather you showed the entire body than just the ass. Yes, her bakassi causes issues, but showing the body, at least the top half is better than just the ass as is done in trashy music videos. Two, the shopping trip. Honestly, I did not know who the women were until Nse sat down. The shot begins with their legs, which is not particularly attractive since it is short and stubby. Honestly, if legs are neither long nor athletic, do not show them. I'm wondering, who the hell are these people and why are they here. On the other hand, I like the shopping scene is not too long. It could have been shorter, but overall it was bearable.
3. The flashbacks were not necessary. The first scene should have been left in the first scene. We did not need to revisit it. That still played in my mind as the movie went on.
4. Mercy's character was weird. The playing hard to get part could have been done better. I felt it was weird. Some coyness and flirting could have revealed that she was playing hard to get. Those scenes were Kenechi calls Boma or sees her at the party felt like he was a stalker, and that is another matter that is never addressed well in Naija movies (that and rape).
5. Nse's guy friend, Lucas (played by Archie Sam) is horrible. Maybe he had the newcomer jitters but he was just plain ol' horrible. Someone should have had a dry run or several runs with him. And the couple pairing was not adorable at all. Femi Brainard or Yemi Blaq could have been a lot better, and cuter. I'll chalk it up to nervousness and blame the director for not having several takes.
6. In the credits. Please either list the cast in order of appearance or in alphabetical order or in order of the magnitude of your role. I just find it annoying that RAMSEY is followed by DESMOND then by MERCY, MAJID and NSE. It bugs me. Desmond's role is minute, I could have done without it. It feels as though you're painting yourself as the star especially when your acting is so subpar
By the way, I believe this is a cameo of Emem Isong. THIS is how I love my producers/directors/screen writers to appear.
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