Phone Swap

Beautiful_Soul

Well-Known Member
#1
Directed and produced by Kunle Afolayan and starring Nse Ikpe Etim, wole Ojo, Joke Silva, Lydia forson, Afeez Oyetoro

9.5/10

Akin is in a rush to make a company conference in Abuja after finding out about it at the last minute. Mary too is in a rush to visit her family in the village in Owerri. Her sister has been terrorising her husband and her father has called an urgent family meeting which she has been summoned to attend. Akin and Mary bump into each other in the airport and in the mêlée accidentally swap each others identical phones. This leads to a mix up with their destinations after they each receive text messages for the other with regards to where each is heading to. As a result of the swap, they agree to help carry out each other’s missions, armed with the information and data on each other’s phones. However this proves to be harder than imagined as new obstacles and complications rise at every turn as they both struggle in adapting to their new environments. Mary has to represent Akin in a company meeting while Akin has to represent Mary in her family meeting and so the adventure begins with hilarious results.


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I LOVED THIS MOVIE. It was funny, it was witty, it was heart warming and more. I would encourage you all to go and see it in the cinema when it comes out as well as to pick it up when it comes out on general release. I enjoyed it immensely. This is a movie that can definitely compete on an international playing field. I heard comments from some people that they thought that it went on too long. I would have to disagree. I enjoyed it so much that I didn’t want it to end. The acting was great, I loved the story and the music was effectively used in making characters and scenes stand out. The cinematography was brilliant with crisp pictures and scenes well shot. The editing was on point without the usual Nollywood habit of dragging out of scenes. The viillage and city scenes were nicely juxtaposed and there was a lesson to be learnt MONEY ISN'T EVERYTHING.

Read the full review here:
http://nollywoodforever.com/phone-swap/
 

Kala Lou

Well-Known Member
#10
Haba, shebi the thing go land US? Go cinema go see am... support ya fellow Naija filmmaker lol
lol..I for like to support but nah chicago I dey...for some reason our filmmakers no dey bring their movies come Chi town..na so so Houston, Maryland, Atlanta and New York.....and we have a big African community in Chicago whey go surely support...anyway i go keep an eye out...
 

Village-Boi

Well-Known Member
#11
lol..I for like to support but nah chicago I dey...for some reason our filmmakers no dey bring their movies come Chi town..na so so Houston, Maryland, Atlanta and New York.....and we have a big African community in Chicago whey go surely support...anyway i go keep an eye out...
Aaawwwww man, that's a shame. They should tour more places; we full everywhere o!
 

Field Marshal

ABSOLUTE SUPREME RULER
#12
lol..I for like to support but nah chicago I dey...for some reason our filmmakers no dey bring their movies come Chi town..na so so Houston, Maryland, Atlanta and New York.....and we have a big African community in Chicago whey go surely support...anyway i go keep an eye out...
Dem still de fia Alcapone, legacy. Dem tink pesin go break dem legs as soon as dem land Chicago.
 

Kala Lou

Well-Known Member
#13
Dem still de fia Alcapone, legacy. Dem tink pesin go break dem legs as soon as dem land Chicago.
lol...no I think maybe it's because no one here has taken the initiative to organize screenings of Naija movies....maybe I'll just throw my hat in the ring....any Naija Ruler out there know how to contact the producers?
 

Village-Boi

Well-Known Member
#20
I missed the UK premiere and am very late to the party as I only saw it tonight courtesy of a British Film Institue screening + Q&A session at the end with the director Kunle Afolayan & the lead male Wale Ojo. Y'all have too see it if you haven't... it is a laugh a minute. It had a very mixed audience in stitches for the whole duration.

It was so beautifully shot, colour corrected & colour graded well, the sound was good and the music was something else. The Q&A session after the film was also brilliant! Must own this on DVD too. I think it's in the cinemas here again soon so will DEFINITELY be going to see it again. (Saw Bond twice so gotta see this at least 3 times lol).

As Beautiful Soul said 'she wanted more'... the credits rolled and we sat there also wanting more... they didn't disappoint... there IS more during the credits and we heartily burst out laughing again. A score of 9.5 out of 10? Not for me; I loved it sooooo much I'm giving a perfect 10 out of 10!!
 
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