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