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A Wish

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Posted February 2, 2013 by in Comedy
a wish

Rating

Story
20%


Originality
15%


Predictability
25%


Directing/Production
50%


Acting
48%


Music
50%


Total Score
35%

35/ 100

NR Review

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Synopsis: A single mother who is petty trader with no opportunity of education, having ONE WISH to see her child go to school and explore the opportunities she never had, but faith struck, she had to struggle to achieve her dreams against all odds and finding out she has few years to live after being diagnosed of Cancer
 
Parts/Divisions: The movie "A Wish" has only one part: A wish part one
 
Cast: Funke Akindele, Patience Ozokwor, Hafeez Oyetoro, Ik Ogbonna, Bishop Ime Umoh, Helen Paul
 

POSITIVES:

Has a message it intends to put out there
 

NEGATIVES:

Starts off a bit slow
 
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If I could only tell you one thing right off the bat, it’d be “don’t believe the hype”. Did you read the synopsis? That is what I call a false-hope deliverer in its truest form…. and that was the synopsis attached with the cinema release of this movie. To be honest, the movie is not half bad but it’s not as good as the synopsis makes it out to be. It’s a really good home video and a mediocre cinematic release.

by Nollywood REinvented
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-Story: [2 out of 5]

If I could only tell you one thing right off the bat, it’d be “don’t believe the hype”. Did you read the synopsis? That is what I call a false-hope deliverer in its truest form…. and that was the synopsis attached with the cinema release of this movie. To be honest, the movie is not half bad but it’s not as good as the synopsis makes it out to be. It’s a really good home video and a mediocre cinematic release.

It’s a fair enough storyline. Had it’s funny moments but I didn’t find it that amusing

-Originality: [0.5 out of 5]

You can argue its originality and I think that’s all you can really do. Because there is not much originality asides from the cancer aspect (which in itself is probably not even that original)

-Predictability: [0.5 out of 5]

Comme ci, comme ca

-Directing/Editing: [3 out of 5]
Directing was fair enough. Cinematography was ok. Subtitles a very very very little bit inconsistent. Asides from that, everything was on point.

-Acting quality: [2 out of 5]

I’ve been a fan of Helen Paul’s since I mistakenly stumbled on a couple of her videos on YouTube about 4-5 months ago; I didn’t watch this movie because of her though. To be honest, I didn’t know she was in the movie until the opening credits started (to be fair, didn’t really know about this movie up until earlier this week :) ). However, Helen Paul did an amazing job with her role, especially for a first time actress. Her and her voice impressions are signature so I guess we could all guess that she was a decent actress.

I think real acting prowess shows forth when the actor is required to show emotion. Most of the movie was an array of comedic attempts that were really not that funny but the only scene that required Helen to show emotion was the part where she goes

“Umoh! Love me! Don’t touch my breast”

As regards everyone else: Happy to see Funke out of the cliche’d Jenifa stereotype. Love Bishop, even though he acts the same thing over and over again. Mama G could only add to the cast line up (and to be honest, she was the only reason I endured the first couple slow scenes in the beginning).

The new boy/man/guy, from “Lovelorn“… what can I say… his acting is a work in progress. Was not entirely annoying and seems to be getting better. As a side note though, it’s easier to note the progress in an actor when they’re not acting beside Rukky Sanda.

-Setting: [4 out of 5]

Well done

-Costume/Make-Up: [3 out of 5]

Fair

-Props and Graphics: [3 out of 5]

Not bad

-Video Quality: [4 out of 5]

Love the color, but randomly blurs (I blame that bit on irokotv)

-Audio Quality [0 out of 5]

Very terribly inconsistent audio

-Soundtrack: [1.5 out of 5]

Fair

-Musical Score: [2 out of 5]

Ok

A Wish, 7.0 out of 10 based on 3 ratings


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11 Comments


  1.  
    Uvg

    I enjoyed the movie although the beginning was slow and kinda annoying but I persevered..So did Funke fiancé marry that chick? did she find love? Helen paul love interest was ……Overall good message passed which I have noticed in Funke’s movies not just about money money..

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      You know, I was also about to say the same thing about Funke’s movies always having a message like TROJ and AIDS but apparently this wasn’t a Funke Akindele film that’s why I didn’t say anything.

      Nope, from the looks of it he couldn’t tolerate the chic in the end so they cancelled the wedding

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  2.  
    Loretta

    The message was very good in this movie but wasn’t passed across in the right way. The movie picture was very clear and the cinematography was very nice too but the acting not so much. Have you seen the movie The Nanny on iROKOTV+? Please review it soon. Thanks

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      Thanks for your comment, Loretta! Odds are I won’t be watching the Nanny anytime… ever! It doesn’t seem like a movie I’d be interested in, not to mention most who saw it didn’t like it

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        Loretta

        Uh please review it now, just try to watch it for my sake :) and its only one part too which is a bonus for a Nigerian movie. I saw it and its not too bad, definitely better than Aunty Rukky’s movies, its one of those tolerable ones too.

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  3.  

    I see film , i tire! Ike review gwurum na dis 1. It was definitely not funny at all… Im still looking for the mother that had the one wish for her son to go to school . Kemi’s wish if she had any was for Umph to marry her. Like seriously… Cant believe all the comic stars ganged up to make such a dry movie. The only good tin abt dis movie is the picture quality.

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      I thought it was only me that didn’t see the humor, thought it was because I just don’t understand Nollywood comedies

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      •  
        blessing

        nah! i think this is where i beg to disagree with u guys. i’m not a great fan of nollywood comedies either but i can’t remember how many times i’ve seen this movie. Bishop Umoh, Helen Paul and Funke Akindele did do it for me. The first scene completely set it off for me, with the whole fertilizer biznez lol

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  4.  
    Simka

    I never made it to the end of this movie, heck, I never made it midway. and I tried more that 4 times. I guess my Patience level couldn’t match up the slow beginning of the movie. oh well……. might just try again. Amen.

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  5.  
    GREATME

    Helen Pul is a great actress,i actually cried with her when she found she had cancer in the movie…very touching

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  6.  
    GREATME

    Paul

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