NR ReviewGenre: Drama, Family
I am very vocal about my love for Ruth Kadiri films, they are very well put together but not without their flaws. Anyway I saw this movie, was intrigued by how original it was and started watching. Halfway through I was convinced it was one of hers and thus continued watching. The plot was a […]
I am very vocal about my love for Ruth Kadiri films, they are very well put together but not without their flaws. Anyway I saw this movie, was intrigued by how original it was and started watching. Halfway through I was convinced it was one of hers and thus continued watching.
The plot was a staple of hers, different interconnected storylines which then converge into one great entertaining mass that is solved satisfactorily. Every time every issue came up, I just went with it instead of attributing it to bad writing believing it would all tie together in the end. It didn’t and viewing it from a different perspective, without the Ruth Kadiri lens, it wasn’t a good plot. It was very predictable and not at all original. The side plots had nothing to do with anything at all and where there just as filler. The resolution was one of the lamest I have ever seen and at the climax I was already over it. Kudos though to thought being given to rearing a child and how it affects people’s lives, now you know why women are always complaining.
Ever since I learnt that Frank Artus was Liberian as opposed to Ghanaian, I have been giving him a bit of leeway. So in this he wasn’t as bad as I had previously thought given the difference in sentence construction and language. On the other hand it wasn’t a stellar performance. Angela Okorie was hilarious in this, interpreted her character very well and gave a compelling performance; I was entranced every time she came on screen. She needs to accept more challenging roles and not the runs girls’ roles she keeps doing. The younger actors were alright, no duds. I really did not like the performance of Austin Okwudiri, and the corny dialogue didn’t help.
The costume/wardrobe department did its job on making both Frank Artus and Angela Okorie look older-helped by Angela Okorie’s acting. On the other hand, they failed to account for the flash back .If they had gone to so much effort to age them up, why couldn’t they have gone through similar efforts to age them now.
In conclusion, the only reason I watched this film to the end was because I thought it was by Ruth Kadiri, if not I wouldn’t have made it to the halfway mark. Random thought: what is all this talk about male child and inheritance? If you make a legal will it doesn’t matter what gender your child is.