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Posted February 15, 2013 by in Drama
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3.5/ 5

NR Review

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SYNOPSIS: A convict is bailed out of jail by a supposed good samaritan, to help carry out an assignment to steal an iPad belonging to his boss. In a twist of fate, the wrong ipad is stolen.
 
Parts/Divisions: The movie, Misplaced, has only one part: Misplaced part 1
 
Memorable Lines/Scenes: "I have the capacity! I have the resources to keep you there till the second coming of Christ" - Van Vicker
 
Cast: Uche Jombo, Charles Okafor, Van Vicker, Bobby Obodo, Belinda Effah
 

POSITIVES:

Aesthetics were amazing. Storyline was easy to follow
 
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The story is one of a seemingly happy couple from the outside, and an unsatisfied wife from the inside. Nollywood has been exploring these themes of marriage, and intra-marital conflicts and the interplay between man and wife for a while now. It’s become more dominant since “Mr and Mrs”. I think it’s an interesting path to follow, as regards our storylines, fact is I’d be happy with anything that doesn’t have to do with a royal family (I tire for royalty in nollywood).

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Piano chords playing in the background. Camera glides across the dirty wall with vague inscriptions on it. A hand moves into the frame, fingers first. Camera glides from finger to wrist, from wrist to arm. Tattoos come into focus (when did Van Vicker get this fine?). Slow movement from arm to back. Lingers on back of body. Zooms out, whole body comes into focus…. Chai! Bobby Obodo is fine sha

Lol, I watched this movie for one main reason, to be honest, and that was to see Bobby. No, not because he is so fine (I didn’t know that before this movie). But because I had only ever seen him in “Mrs Somebody” and even after that I still didn’t have an opinion about his acting. Can he act? Can he not act? Is he the 2013 version of Van Vicker (who is coincidentally also in this movie)?

And after an hour and a half of film time, I have finally developed a stance. The fact is that Bobby lacks fluidity. From “Mrs. Somebody” to “Misplaced” he’s still not convincing. His acting doesn’t seem to come from within. He’s doing it but he’s not being it; he’s saying it but he’s not feeling it. So all the viewer gets from him is flat. There’s no emotion to be felt so we’re getting… well.. nothing except his hotness.

Modern day Uche Jombo (cos you have to acknowledge that there’s a distinction between Uche today and Uche pre-2008) has evolved as an actress. Her role wasn’t spectacularly new, it was some deviation of Uche Jombo from ‘Holding Hope’ and she did her role enough justice.

I don’t know what purpose Van Vicker was there for. I mean, seeing his name on the cast one would think he was going to have a major role. On the contrary he was very much in the background, in a very facilitative role. His character could have been given to someone else, in fact if this were to be a made-in-asaba production it would have been given to someone with less prestige.

But I’m glad it was given to Van.

The role did not require much exertion from Van as an actor, therefore rendering him in a positive light. Van Vicker was there for the aesthetics. Seeing him clad in a suit from scene to scene, made me realize how much of an idiot I’ve been… this man has not lost his charm at all lol. I’m one of those who believe men were created to wear suits, so if it’s only to wear a suit that he was in this movie for then I am happy… elated actually.

The story is one of a seemingly happy couple from the outside, and an unsatisfied wife from the inside. Nollywood has been exploring these themes of marriage, and intra-marital conflicts and the interplay between man and wife for a while now. It’s become more dominant since “Mr and Mrs“. I think it’s an interesting path to follow, as regards our storylines, fact is I’d be happy with anything that doesn’t have to do with a royal family (I tire for royalty in nollywood).

However, the story is a bit inconclusive. The camera fades out when Uche is crying… so what next? Does she get back with her husband? Does he change? Does she become happy? I mean the movie just goes back and ends where it begins.

As regards general production, I think the director could have done better although I commend him for the one way him do. The overlap of the “what a character is silently thinking” over “actions that were currently going on” was a bit tacky to be honest. The audio was fluctuating from time to time and the musical score had impromptu intros and outros.

I did notice that in the scene where Uche (Debbie)  is BB’ing Bobby (Osa), her BB has his name as Osa and her name as Debbie but his BB has her name as Debbie and his name as “Bobby Greatness”. Hmm…

But on the plus side, the movie had amazing sets and amazing costumes (especially for Uche, Van and Belinda).


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7 Comments


  1.  
    precious

    i like bobby obodo, i dnt know why but i like him. he has this captivating charm to him. He and ms jombo have really good chemistry on screen, this is the 2nd movie i’ve seen them in. i dont know but i like bobby’s acting, he is not forced and he has some realistic mannerisms. i think he can definitely get better, he’s got great potentials. for me he has more strengths than weaknesses in his acting which i believe with more training and directing he may quickly overcome. i saw your review of him in mrs somebody. man u are on this guy’s case oo. lol. nice one nr. ms jombo is really improving in her acting. good to see mr okafor on screen again, old soldier never dies. van vicker will always be blaah for me. great video quality too. nollywood is really impressing me lately

    p.s. bobby is hoooooot! the man has both good and bad boy appeal to him, with that smile. i better not catch him and that body

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      Yes o… I’m on his case but for a reason: I like to see him on screen. If he was negligible then I wouldn’t mention him but I think he can get better so he should do and get better and achieve full potential.

      Nne, it’s not only you that likes his acting. It was very hard for me to see past my love for Bobby and pay attention to his acting. But I believe if he can be better then someone better tell him so he can get there

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  2.  
    may

    arh dis bobby guy.if its not rumor of him dating my ghana sister jackie appiah it’s people screaming how much they love him and his acting on the internet. and i hate, hate, hate when people hype someone like that. but i cannot hate dis dude even if i forced myself to. just finished watching his other movie mrs somebody with uche jumbo. is it only me that thinks bobby and uche are……ok i be hear say uche be married (rollls eyes). my decision is i want to be dis guy’s supporter. u know that person u just wanna see become the best, because u know they can? that\s me to bobby obodo now. if i have to cuss him, i will cuss him. but NR i dont know if it’s so much about him not being convincing, i think it’s more of knowing he can be more convincing than he was in this movie. i actually believed his character, altho i hated what he did to uche in d movie. me i blame the director for not seeing what he had in front of him; maybe he wan go falingo those extras he forgot to work on his main actor. my afro-cuban grandma says bobby is her crush but she wldnt date guys with tattoos. i died. yuck

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  3.  

    Bobby dey here? I go watch am. NR no dey tasi my guy.

    Are you minding me? make i watch the movie myself. like you his acting abilities were a bit questionable in Mr Somebody but somehow his character potrayal blended in. he didnt make too much effort there, like i noted in my review…he looked like he was acting himself except for the lines he had to say.

    Will try and watch this soon.

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  4.  

    Been a while I watched Nollywood movies, I just stand the overacting and overflogged storylines…this review actually makes the movie interesting and I guess I just might check the bobby guy out.

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  5.  
    NK

    Hian, let’s allow bobby obodo be nau nollywood reinvented. For a newcomer, the guy is a good actor and i’m sure when he watches his movie he will know what to do to get better going forward. The guy has got madt potentials man, with this very natural acting style he’s got. Just with the way it was with majid and co, im sure his newer movies will show growth. I’m rooting for bobby obodo. He has joined majid, ramsey, adjetey on my list of actors that don’t bore me in their movies, the rest can go and sell yam. Does anyone ve his instagram or twitter account?

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      His handle is @bobbyobodo. Lol… I believe that people only get better when they know what they’re doing wrong.

      Letting you know your faults is not to put you down but to help you improve, I’d hate to think that that’s how people are reading it. I actually like Bobby too!

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