Deepest of Dreams

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dammy

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Just finished watching the movie and i totally love the story line. Chidi Chikere did a good job this time around, its so different from the nosense nollywood feeds us with
Omotola really got into her role as the ugly unconfident girl. Men i duff my hat for that babe thoe, what role hasnt she acted yet? She has acted as an old woman, rich brat, poor girl, prostittute, wanna be etc....
 

adjojata42

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nice movie, very emotional. omot never disappoints me, majid and omot have a nice on screen chemistry.

is there a part three, because at the end of the movie when the credits were rolling, there was 'man as tchidi chikere' in the cast section, meanwhile i did not see him in both parts of the movie, i will really love to watch a continuation of this movie. omot is always looking nice. i miss stella d
 

KikisMuffin

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Just watching it now . A good movie, but a few things are already bugging me. The would be benefactor(MAjid's xter) didnt need to ask them why they are selling recharge cards so obnoxiously at the start. Nothing wrong with hard work and fair trade. Not everyone has a great ride through life,I dont like the simple ventures people embark on in life being "mocked" in a way by an otherwise very kind man(you'd expect his dialogue in asking about her situation would be more tactful since he's protrayed as very kind from the get go). They could have scripted that scene better IMO, but maybe its just me.

Secondly, they keep on referring to her as an "ugly girl" She's obviously scarred from an accident so some of the exchanges are a bit strange , almost oversimplifying her tragic situation somewhat down to mere beautiful sister vs ugly sis while it's obviously much more than that. She's disfigured, not ugly in the natural sense of the word. Just odd, and I guess I'm rambling...smokin:

Oh and the make up is appalling. You can make someone look disfigured and scarred without just throwing bits and peices on her face that are too obviously crafted by a carpenter!

But I'm enjoying it regardless. Not a bad flickgrinning:
 

tunmi

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PLUS
I knew Omotola could act, and I knew her versatility and she knocks it out of the park with this film. Now, I will always have my numero uno in my heart but Omotola is amazing. She is so bloody dedicated that I want to see her go out of Nolly, not necessarily to Amerika, but to other parts of Africa, to Asia (India and S.Korea), to Australia, to everywhere really. She can hold her own and there is no doubt about it. She nails every single role she has ever played. Every. Single. One.

I like Tonto Dike. I have always liked Tonto Dike, and I know she has talent. It needs refining, but she has the potential. Pairing her with Omotola was divine. I would like her to get some more variety. I am afraid that she will be typecast as the "bitchy, fierce, power-woman" character. I want her to get range.

The scene where this rather handsome young man calls Catherine "my dear" was exceptional because of OmoT's expressiveness. The happiness in her face alone and her giggles that night, that did more than a voice-over could ever do.

I could relate to the mother telling Catherine and Debby that they had to work over break. I had to do it too for the family business...except during weekends and breaks and during school...pretty much all the time. But I could relate to Debby's irritation and to the women working. It was nice to see women actually working, to pay for school. It is not a fabulous work but it is something of a part-time work, a realistic thing really.

I agree Kikis, I found Omar's question of why they are selling recharge cards obnoxious. It was mocking honest, hard work. Then again, that could be a metaphor for the divide between the well-to-do and the poor. I do NOT like the fact that he tells her "I don't want you to sell cards..." DUDE! Who are you? That insults her as a person and as a woman who is trying to earn her keep.

I like that Tchidi did not shy away from the truth. It is human nature for people to fear what they do not know or what they consider strange. And in Nigeria, if a person did look like OmoT's character, people on the street would steer away from her. I like that the script is grounded in reality.

Majid and OmoT play off one another quite well. Both are really brilliant. I am also worried of Majid being over-exposed.

The music, rather the tones, matched the story quite well. This film did not need any singing. The song came in at the beginning and at the end, and not too much during the film. The song itself is not too bad in that it does not narrate the film, so that's a good thing.

The transitions, or a lack of it, are off. There are cases where none is needed, and Tchidi used them perfectly. But there are also some scenes where fade to the next scene or a second of pause is needed.

Thank you Tchidi for not showing me the unnecessary shopping scenes, ya know picking up stuff and just purchasing or sometimes, not even purchasing, yet smiling like it's the happiest day in the world. Thank you for not doing that this time, thank you.

I love that there is a mention of rebound relationships. It all seemed so sudden that Omar and Catherine got together and before you know it, they are engaged to be married. Omar was trying to get over his ex and trying another approach at a relationship, looking beneath the skin. And Cathy was just happy to find a man who looked her way and did not grimace. Omar chooses the beautiful sister, yet again. And he tells her he loves her; too soon. But his character does say one crucial thing, appearances does matter. Now, it is a matter of "beauty is in the eyes of the beholder." Like Omar said, he plans to love and live with Deborah (Debby) if not with his soul, then with his eyes because she pleases his eyes.

I was really hoping this movie would not end on a happily-ever-after note. The metaphors in this movie are so great that a happy ending would not justify it.

Overall Tchidi did well with this film. The dialogue is good, the characters were perfectly cast, the sound was quite pleasant, but I wanted some more depth. So I say 8.5/10.

"Love is ifunaya, what the eyes can see, not ifunobi, what the heart can see." I am finally learning Igbo, thanks Tchidi :)

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I did not like that Debby was not a complex character. I honestly did not like it at all. I really do not like cutout characters. I wanted a reason for her meanness. Maybe it was because she felt was always second to her much prettier sister, before the accident. That allows for some kind of redemption and a move to a better relationship with her sister and mother. I really hate that the ending had Debby working as a "whore." I find that as lazy characterization and lazy writing. Tchidi...please give me characters with some depth, other than the lead character.

Why must a man show their desire for a woman by licking his lips? To me, that means he is hungry and no I am not food. And if it is to convey sex, he is going to be even more hungry afterwards...so it is just odd. This is during one of Christy's dreams when she gets on the okada. That lip licking thing was not pretty at all...just stare at her and smile, with a wide smile as if undressing her with your eyes o tan! You're supposed to find her beautiful, sexy even, not amala and efo riro.

No domestic assault scene can rival Ramsey Noah's and Stephanie Okereke in Emotional Crack. This is in reference to Omar and Debby "fighting." I'll admit Tonto played her part well, her wails actually got to me...Majid, eh.

I have a problem with the make-up as well. It looks as if it was simply thrown on her face, rather than blended with the skin. As the movie progresses, it melts and starts to look like mud.
 
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