Oge Okoye, Mike Ezuruonye, Uche Elendu, Frederick Leonard,
A proud family man fights to protect his sisters after they are made orphans. He is determined to take on a motherly role and prove that he can do anything that a woman can do.
This film has two parts: Family Man 1 & 2
Chisom Juliet Okereke
Story, Acting, Directing
This is hands down the sweetest film I have watched. At its core it’s about family values and love, it’s not funny or even that dramatic. It’s not about royalty or politics or high class people. I will give this so much points for rewatchability and for not veering into absurdity especially considering how easy it would have been to make silly and nonsensical.
The plot is carefully constructed, into separate acts that are clearly defined and that shows that some type of thought went into it. There were genuine laugh out loud moments and every emotion that is intended is felt. It’s easy to follow and entertaining every single minute. I did not skip it at any point and was glued to it. The characters were relatable and very likeable; you actually get invested in their little stories.
Mike Ezuruonye was brilliant as always and he really brought the character to life, and he has great comedic timing. I have never seen him playing this type of role before and I think it suits him. Let’s talk about Oge Okoye, she hasn’t been starring in some very good films lately (far too much to name, Lady Gaga I’m looking at you) but this one made me fall in love with her all over again. This is the Oge Okoye we want and that she deserves, it allowed her to go back to her much better roots. Her character was great, sweet and really relatable. Frederick Leonard was quite nice to watch…and his acting was good too wink wink. I love love love Uche Elendu and she didn’t disappoint here at all. Every actor played their part well except the husbands. Their acting wasn’t bad but they just didn’t bring anything to the scene, although they are not as established as the others.
The musical score was really something else, I don’t usually notice it but here I could help but. It was very appropriate and very good at mood setting. The soundtrack was also good with lots of catchy songs.
But it’s not all rosy, there were some heavy Igbo involved in this and there are not subtitles that non-speakers could use to interpret. It isn’t that bad as one could look at the context but it definitely sullied the experience a bit. At times, the writing gets a bit clumsy and the ending for the uncle was a bit contrived and pointless but that doesn’t detract from it as well.
In conclusion, this movie is going in my top ten. The only word I can describe it as is sweet. It’s sweet and homely, maybe it might not be appropriate to use it to introduce someone to Nollywood but for us fans, it’s great.