Single and Married
NR ReviewGenre: Romantic Comedy
POSITIVES:It's an easy watch with some funny moments
NEGATIVES:Most could not act
If you go in seeking a magnanimous storyline, sorry but you will be disappointed. If you go in seeking to be thrilled, again you will be disappointed. So go in to watch people drive fancy cars, live in pretty houses and wear colorful clothes, that’s what the genre was made for.
-Story: [2 out of 5]
With a movie like this and a title like ‘single and married’ (and especially after seeing the trailer), I think it’d be a bit far-fetched to watch this movie looking for an amazing storyline. It’s a romantic comedy type and the purpose of this genre (at least, in my head) is to be entertained. If you go in seeking a magnanimous storyline, sorry but you will be disappointed. If you go in seeking to be thrilled, again you will be disappointed. So go in to watch people drive fancy cars, live in pretty houses and wear colorful clothes, that’s what the genre was made for.
-Originality: [0 out of 5]
Again, like you shouldn’t expect an amazing storyline, you also shouldn’t expect anything original. Romantic comedies are pretty set in stone, and I don’t think that’s as regards to African RomComs alone but generally speaking they rarely bring anything new to the table.
-Predictability: [0 out of 5]
If you can’t predict this movie from the trailer, then… I don’t know what to say
-Directing/Editing: [2 out of 5]
Alright, this is where the problem arises because most of the people in this movie could not act to save their lives.
Let’s start with the obvious: Nadia Buari and Eddie Watson. Both people off the bat are acting-challenged. Nadia seems to be reciting her lines without a glimmer of emotion to be seen. And Eddie? Eddie is just lost. Can not and has never been able to act.
And then we have the musicians in this movie: Efya and Tiffany. Both were fun to watch, they were very colorful and… and… well… they were very colorful. Their roles did not require that much exertion for which we thank God.
And now to the ‘others’: Kofi Adjorlolo and Tana Adelana. I saw Tana for the first time in ‘The Kingdom‘, she had a very subdued role in that movie. Didn’t require much which made it easier for her acting to shine. But in this movie, in a role requiring ‘more’, she did not do terribly bad, I must say. But she wasn’t as good. Kofi Adjorlolo, however, is an amazing act. And carried his role perfectly well.
Finally, the leads: Chris and Yvonne. These two were really the highlights of the movie. Yvonne does very well in certain type of roles (i.e roles that involve fashionista/high class types) but when the scene calls for emotions and crying and hurt, and all that good stuff, she is not as strong of an actress. Chris on the other hand. Not a phenomenal actor, but is very capable of holding his own. His final dialogue in the movie kinda reminded me of Kevin Hart in ‘Think like a man’.
-Setting: [3 out of 5]
-Costume/Make-Up: [3 out of 5]
-Props and Graphics: [3 out of 5]
-Video Quality: [2 out of 5]
The trailer was more colorful. Didn’t understand/like the tint in the video for the movie. And the lighting was bad in too many scenes
-Audio Quality [2 out of 5]
-Soundtrack: [3 out of 5]
-Musical Score: [3 out of 5]
Single and Married,