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Alice my first lady!!!

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Mr. Naijarules!
#43
This movie was IT for me!!!! Haba, I laughed so friggin hard!!! Its a must watch; I think the beauty of this movie lies in its ordinary nature and how majority of the actors actually acted from a natural place. Great movie!!!Extremely hilarious!grinning:
 
#46
So I finally saw this last weekend. At first, I was bored. I watched "MY Baby" very recently, so the similarities were not lost on me. From one fight scene to the next, I started to yawn. However, I started to get into it with her sassy daughter - that girl can act o, chei. The little girl is so good. And Alice started to grow on me, with her long suffering husband. Some people were redundant like the niece from Lagos (played by Nkiru), but otherwise, casting was good. The beating the teacher thing was funny, as was the masquerade thing, though the scene was anticlimactic. She attacked too quickly. I had expected her to perpetuate the charade and put laxatives in the food or something.

I liked it, it was funny, but I was disappointed by the ending. The explanation for her behavior made me sigh in pure disappointment. I was like "what the.....!" And the cultural implications of the explanation given for a man doing housework was not lost on me.

I think you will say - just shut up and enjoy the movie, but I have watched so many nigerian movies now that the novelty has worn off. Now I look for something deeper and I am not finding it. It was funny (in part), natural (good use of language), realistic ( the setting), but the story was not particularly original, or particularly smart. I was sooooo disappointed by that cliched ending.

Not bad though.
 

Thickmadam

OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHH!!
#47
Funmo, i totally agree with you.
after all the hype, i started looking for this movie, so imagine my surprise when i went to south carolina this weekend and guess what movie my aunt had!! ALICE MY FIRST LADY

i sat to watch and i can't begin to describe my disappointment. after all the hype, it fell flat for me!
i'm about to watch the concluding part but i don't hold much hope.

there were a few funny scenes but i thought i was going to be rolling on the floor for half the movie.

So I finally saw this last weekend. At first, I was bored. I watched "MY Baby" very recently, so the similarities were not lost on me. From one fight scene to the next, I started to yawn. However, I started to get into it with her sassy daughter - that girl can act o, chei. The little girl is so good. And Alice started to grow on me, with her long suffering husband. Some people were redundant like the niece from Lagos (played by Nkiru), but otherwise, casting was good. The beating the teacher thing was funny, as was the masquerade thing, though the scene was anticlimactic. She attacked too quickly. I had expected her to perpetuate the charade and put laxatives in the food or something.

I liked it, it was funny, but I was disappointed by the ending. The explanation for her behavior made me sigh in pure disappointment. I was like "what the.....!" And the cultural implications of the explanation given for a man doing housework was not lost on me.

I think you will say - just shut up and enjoy the movie, but I have watched so many nigerian movies now that the novelty has worn off. Now I look for something deeper and I am not finding it. It was funny (in part), natural (good use of language), realistic ( the setting), but the story was not particularly original, or particularly smart. I was sooooo disappointed by that cliched ending.

Not bad though.
 

peculiar

Well-Known Member
#49
Ok..I finally watched this movie last week and I liked it. I thought it was funny but the hype from naijarules made it a bit watery for me, so it kinda didn't meet my expectations. I had high high hopes! Ehen, so people, when we review movies, can we please try to avoid revealing details? :eek:
After reading all the reviews here, I knew what to look for. I knew there was a masquerade scene coming, i knew a teacher was beaten up etc- I don't know how everyone else feels but I want to watch my movies with at least a bit of suspense and with no bias whatsoever.:comp26:

Having said that, Chinny is a very good actress and yes, she is a mini-patience ozokwor. She directed the movie well too. All the acts were fantastic apart from that younger Chinny, her mother and father. They were like reciting their lines with little or no emotions, i mean-Pleaaaaaaasssssssseee!! :knuck

Alice's daughter(Angela) needs to be picked on a bit more, she is really really good and one to watch out for.

All in all, a very entertaining watch. I laughed a lot and i totally loove some of the dialogues-especially where Alice was involved.

7.5/10 Recommended!
 

Asili

Active Member
#50
Alice my first lady

The movie is about Alice a young woman that does not know that she has been living with a curse since she was 11 years old and the consequences of the curse on her marriage and the relationship she has with her daughter.

Starring

Chinny Ahaneku
Joseph Okechukwu
Patience Ozokwor
Thelma Chukwu
Sam Loco Efe

A 2006 production.

I absolutely loved it.
 

sky_flies

Well-Known Member
#52
I remember seeing this movie two years ago on road travel, didn't see it till the end but I loved the energy portrayed by the Alice woman- she makes Kate Henshaw Nuttal in Stronger than pain look very feeble. Her delivery has one tag-----> REALISTIC. Even thought it was life capture until I saw Patience Ozorkwo. And that movie wasn't promoted at all else it would have generated enormous sales and applauses. It is was slightly mixed with Ibo though, felt the need for translation but don't think it was given.

I'd give the movie an 8.5/10 excluding for the production value.
 

Asili

Active Member
#53
I wonder why i never came across this movie sooner. I was really impressed, i personally think she plays such parts better than Patience. :D
 

Angela81

Well-Known Member
#55
Just watched it yesterday...love it...9/10/
"Chinny Ahaneku" a woman after my own heart. she lacks exposure though. she is so so so so good.

i loved ALice. it was a 10 out of 10 for me. even my family here loved it. "alice is not perturbed" "how bold and sweet" I recommend it highly. no flaws at all and it was well subtitled. the kids were just the bomb!