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More Than Friends

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Posted January 17, 2014 by in Romance
more than friends

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2.5/ 5

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SYNOPSIS: A recently dumped woman coincidentally bumps into a man whom she simply remembers to be an old school friend's sleazy boyfriend. She is shocked to discover that they get along extremely well.
 
Parts/Divisions: The movie, more than friends, has only one part
 
Cast: Rukky Sanda, John Dumelo, Venita Akpofure, Daniel Lloyd, Thelma O'khaz
 

POSITIVES:

John Dumelo to the rescue
 

NEGATIVE:

Way to blatantly rip off "When Harry Met Sally"
 
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As this was a Rukky Sanda movie, some things were a given. The movie was very predictable. It was entirely unoriginal – in fact it was a copy of the American movie “When Harry Met Sally”, and very shamelessly so. The dialogues were copied, the storyline was copied and even scene-for-scene was a copy… but […]

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As this was a Rukky Sanda movie, some things were a given. The movie was very predictable. It was entirely unoriginal – in fact it was a copy of the American movie “When Harry Met Sally”, and very shamelessly so. The dialogues were copied, the storyline was copied and even scene-for-scene was a copy… but I still liked the movie.

More than Friends tells the story of two people who meet incidentally, are irritated by each other and then bump into each other again many more times in the years to come until they finally cement a friendship. No points for originality here, not in concept, not in storyline because asides from following the predictable love story storyline it is also a rip of a movie that nearly every Tom, Dick and Harry has seen.

So why was it still endearing? For me, it probably had to do with the fact that I’m a die hard romantic. In retrospect, I am not that vexated by the fact that they stole a movie from head to toe and very shamelessly too. I’m really not. This is because I have been watching Frank Rajah do the same thing for many years now. Quite frankly I’ve seen so many bollywood versions of hollywood movies, ghallywood versions of bollywood movies and nollywood versions of hollywood movie that at this point we’re all just a big happy cyclical unoriginal family in my head. My aggravation is with the performances.

This movie can be excused on many things but not on acting. I don’t think it has ever been clear to me as it is now that Rukky Sanda really can’t act to save her life. Previously I was looking at her from afar, but it’s true what they say – when it happens in your terrain everything is so much clearer. And clear it was that Rukky can’t act a wink. When it comes to sassing and parading – 1st class. But when it comes to real emotions and connections it just all falls off. In fact, Rukky’s performance in this movie was making John Dumelo – whom I usually cannot stand – look like the African DiCaprio. But in all honesty, even though Dumelo had his weak moments he was really the glue that held this movie together – him and his hilarious anecdotes.

There was a lot of background noise distracting in some scenes and the continuity could use some work but yet the movie was able to hold my attention the entire time regardless of Rukky’s terrible acting.More Than Friends, 9.0 out of 10 based on 1 rating


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4 Comments


  1.  
    missjones

    I’m surprised dt u r jst realising that Rukky can’t act. I used to give her the benefit of doubt dt I didnt give Yvonne Nelson in Princess Tyra (boy was she terrible!) wch I later regretted, seeing as Yvonne is turning into a fine actress. But Rukky? Rukky is a girl who is yet to discover her talent but smhow lives in the illusion that it’s acting.

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  2.  
    Rosetta

    If Yvonne Nelson is turning into a fine actress then hell is about to freeze

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  3.  
    Alfia

    I was trying to understand why this movie was (if I remember correctly) almost 2 hours. Half of the time, they where sitting somewhere eating cake or something. I think they could have gotten to the climax much quicker. I will say that I did like the main characters friends, as I thought they were very interesting. OK NR – why don’t you like John Dumelo? That would be an interesting discussion. All in all, because I am a die heart romantic, I sat (watching the clock mind you :)) and watched this entire film, as I think it is a love story many can relate to. I will say that someone on the team needed to check their production skills, as I dedicated errors in sound and continuity.

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