Funke Akindele, Patience Ozokwor, Hafeez Oyetoro, Ik Ogbonna, Bishop Ime Umoh, Helen Paul
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
Rita C. Onwurah
Has a message it intends to put out there
Starts off a bit slow
-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
-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]
-Costume/Make-Up: [3 out of 5]
-Props and Graphics: [3 out of 5]
-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]
-Musical Score: [2 out of 5]