Mr. & Mrs.
NR ReviewGenre: Drama, Family
POSITIVES:A different storyline
NEGATIVES:A semi-controversial message
The entire concept of the uber traditional man who expects his wife to be (what I’d like to refer to as) the archaic-before-the-civil-war type is a concept that has been (or should I say, ‘used to be’) everpresent in our Nollywood movies
-Story: [4 out of 5] Loved the story… I can’t say much without saying too much or being redundant by providing information already provided in the trailer. Just know, that it’s not a waste of time #ThatIsAll.
-Originality: [4 out of 5] The entire concept of the uber traditional man who expects his wife to be (what I’d like to refer to as) the archaic-before-the-civil-war type is a concept that has been (or should I say, ‘used to be’) everpresent in our Nollywood movies. It might not have been individually explored, as in, it might not have been the main theme of the movie, but it’s still an ever present motif. The story might be about Pete Edochie as an evil chief trying to steal the crown or whatever, but beneath it all there is always that wife going to bring palm wine for the guests, that wife calling out ‘Nna anyi’ (igbo for ‘our father’), that wife bringing out seats, bringing out akpu and ofe onugbu (pounded yam and bitter leaf soup) and coming back to carry the plates afterwards. However, even though the motifs have always been there, this is the first movie from Nollywood that I’ve seen fully explore the idea (at least in this manner)
-Predictability: [3 out of 5] Again… the bad part of movies like this for me is that they have to loose points in predictability. However, regardless of the fact that we can all see the end coming, we all still watch it.
-Directing/Editing: [4 out of 5] Kudos to producer and director and editor or whoever was responsible for making a non-4 part movie. Straight to the point. No unnecessary scenes. Straight to the point. Loved the cinematography in general.
-Acting quality: [3 out of 5] NSE IS PHENOMENAL! I no fit shout. Many-a-scene did I have to pause and just marvel at the extent of her skills. Love Joseph Benjamin, like Majid, he is gradually getting better from scene to scene. Guest appearance by Paul Sambo. All the other people, exempting Barbara Soky, were not entirely torturous but nearly so. Indeed they were mildly capable of acting and if placed in any other movie, would shine beyond compare. But when you’re in a movie with Nsenile then, sorry to say, good is not good enough. Basically, all the nameless people needed to up their game.
-Setting and Costume/Make-Up: [4 out of 5] Wanger! Nicely done
-Props and Graphics [3 out of 5] On Point
-Video Quality [3 out of 5] Well done
-Audio Quality [3 out of 5] Nice
-Soundtrack and Musical Score [4 out of 5] I love how they used an actual celebrity to do the soundtrack of this movie (love J. Martins so I may be a little biased). Basically, it was a job well done…
Mr. & Mrs.,