Discussion in 'Yoruba Movies Reviewed' started by Abike, Jun 6, 2009.
Funke Akindele is backkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
Be back with review...
...anyone who has seen jenifa should watch this film...the storyline became a bit suspect towards the end but it went that way as a genuine mark of respect for the audience who have always felt shortchanged at the end of many films... again to the cast and supporting crew... funke is too much biko!...
that girl is just wikid......she's da bomb.
The movie was one of a kind
Mo gbadun every single bit!
Kai!This flick is so damn preachy with it's story.I guess that is what the audience wants...
I don't like the way Funke Akindele depicted naija men in this flick as both egoistic and a bunch of gluttons who marry women just for the express use of satisfying their gluttony.
Please,are we really that?While there is no denying how important for married women to know how to cook in modern day nigeria,but abeg,this movie kinda exagerate the whole it-is-important-to-know-how-to-cook-for-your-husband thingy.There has to be more to marriage than just what goes into the belly of men.The treatment of the marriage institution in this flick is quite shallow,innacurate and only ended up trivialising it.
While i understand the need to teach the importance of home economics,but why misrepresent the marriage institution this way?The movie did not look at the institution in a very balanced way,at all.
But it works well as a movie directed at a very young audience(10-17 years) to preach to them about the importance of feeding their future husbands...
All in all,an okay flick.Nothing great.
Aye Olomo kan
Produced by: Olu Ayotunde
Starring: Funke Akindele, Remi Surutu(that crazy woman in Madam Dearest), Ayo Mogaji, Baba-T(from Jenifa), Sola Kosoko, Ricardo Agbor etc...
Funny preview! Does anyone know if it is out yet?
yes it is.....you know where to watch it i just saw it yesterday.
Sewun ofa ten
Ehen? Cool....No juju i hope....
None at all
Yes na, sewun elewun!
Broda Vince, I must disagree with you that the movie painted men as food lovers. I think the story was one of those "eko ti a ko ba ko ni ile, a ma ko ni ita". If you remember, there was a scene where all the girl wanted to do was play a computer game when her husband was lying there waiting to "log on".
And you forget that the girl lied about knowing how to cook, and not all the men in the movie claimed to like food, just the "husband" dude...Oh well and YES, Naija men too like food
It did not?I think it did,and quite unabashedly too.The plot just revolved around the husband's belly needs, right after the marriage.Is that all that marriage is?
Husband:Where is my food?
Wife:Your food is served,dear.
And that goes on everyday.
The husband of the friend made a statement that strongly supports that the only reason why men marry women is to feed them,if you can still remember the scene.Akindele's xter called his friend for help with the husband lurking behind her.
Such comments cheapens the marriage and portrays yoruba men(atleast) as chauvinistic gluttons with serious ego problem who cares about themselves and their own needs.This is the only message i got from the movie.
As for the importance of learning cooking skills,is that even an issue in this day and age amongst the adolscenece and adults?
The movie's message and socalled "lesson" was very very unbalanced,one sided,prejudiced and bias in my view.
I believe akindele just betrayed her own gender with this movie.She did not do the menfolk much good either.
There you go...
Aside from the one-sidedness of this flick as observed and alluded to by egbon Vince, this flick is just so nice. Perfect cast! Funke has done it again! What a versatile actress!
It's different and the acting was nice from all angles.....Lots of phrases and comments to chuckle at too...... Highly recommended!
Gosh, how much I hate quoting!!....That being said....
Not true!!! I refer back to the night the husband had to shut down his wife's pc just to have sex with her, that wasn't about food. But in all fairness, Nigerian mothers (most of them anyways) have preached the gospel that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. I don't buy that but many men who love their wives that cannot cook always go about gushing about their wives then frown and say...but she cannot cook. For the movie's purposes I think the food worked, marriage is not all about cooking but part of "our" rite of passage is knowing how to.
I don't think we watched the same movie, because up until now I didn't get that message, because well, a lot of the Nigerian men I've met have been all about the food, they love their wives only because they can cook. And they never talk about how smart their wives are, but won't stop gushing about the pot of soup she makes them. That's the reality that I face everyday and I believe Funke Akindele's as well, we watch Alhaji movies where the main character deals with his three wives and no one goes HA!!! They are portraying ALL men as polygamists....(just saying)
YEP!!!!! It's still a big issue, a teenage boy once said to me the other day that a woman must know how to do two things: cook and ^#$% I just stood there in shock! I could have said a million things but I just walked away and prayed none of my daughters would bring home something like that, cos I'd put an end to its life!
Don't know about you o, but the moral lesson that ME, I got from the movie was "eko ti a ko ba ko n'ile, ita ni a ma ti ko". That is to say, the lessons we don't learn at home, we'll end up learning outside under "shameful" circumstances.
Ah! I guess each to his opinion.....uhmmmmmmmm NAH...
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