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Mrs Somebody

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Posted January 13, 2014 by in Romance
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2.5/ 5

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SYNOPSIS: After a motivational speech from her pastor, a woman of marriageable age who is desperate to get married proceeds to purchase a wedding gown, in anticipation that her boyfriend will propose to her
 
Parts/Divisions: The movie, Mrs. Somebody, has only one part. Mrs. Somebody part one (on irokotv)
 
Memorable Lines/Scenes: "You're not exactly a spring chicken at 35, you know. Do you want your kids to call you grandpa?" -Barbara Soki
 
Cast: Yemi Blaq, Uche Jombo, Barbara Soky, Bellinda Effah, Kenneth Okolie, Bobby Obodo, Tamara Eteimo, Morris Sesay
 

POSITIVES:

Hilariously relatable storylines
 

NEGATIVE:

Poor acting and a couple production problems here and there.
 
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Mrs. Somebody’s success arises from the fact that the story is one that most Nigerian ladies are much too familiar with. It’s appeal for the hopeless romantic, such as myself, is in how unabated and shamelessly it sticks to the original romance formula. For this it might lose originality or predictability points but for some of us, we like our romances just the way they were ‘originally’.

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***THIS MOVIE WAS RE-REVIEWED AND RE-PUBLISHED ON 01/13/14***

There is no time a female is more versed in the sayings of the scripture than during that phase in which she seeks a groom. At least, such is the case for most Nigerian females.

Mrs. Somebody’s success arises from the fact that the story is one that most Nigerian ladies are much too familiar with. It’s appeal for the hopeless romantic, such as myself, is in how unabated and shamelessly it sticks to the original romance formula. For this it might lose originality or predictability points but for some of us, we like our romances just the way they were ‘originally’.

Mrs. Somebody tells the story of a spinster whose biological clock seems to be ticking faster than she’d like. She resorts to prayers, malicious pastors and even buying a wedding gown sans a ring all in the name of ‘faith’. The wannabe Mrs. Somebody is played by Uche Jombo who is no holds barred the ready-to-be ‘wifey’ in this movie. Uche’s energy is undeniable and hilarious. In the first half, she expends so much energy in her fight to get a man that towards the end you’re praying for things to work out between her and her potential suitor because at this point even the viewer is tired on her behalf.

Bobby Obodo plays the knight in shining armor of this tale. And I won’t lie, even after seeing this movie twice I still retain that his initial impression with the accent et al is very discouraging. However, as the movie goes on the character definitely wins you over. Bobby has more than one moments of weakness in his performance. It did lack the seriousness that is required to make the audience fall in love; however, it’s difficult to fault him as the playfulness of the character is very endearing.

There are a couple problems with the production of the movie from the poor lighting in a couple of the initial scenes to the persistent background noises and the failure of a baby bump that really looked like an over distended muffin-top. There was also the misplaced living room scene where Uche’s character and her friends are reminiscing a shopping event that really only happens 3-4 scenes later.

Most annoying of them all, however, are the terrible performances by the ladies that play Uche’s character’s friends – all exempting Tamara Eteimo. Tamara is nothing short of pure gold in front of the camera and every move she makes is so effortless one cannot deny that she was born to act.

The flash of originality in the movie came from the Kenneth-Bellinda sequence. I shan’t ruin it for those who haven’t seen it but it was definitely not something I saw coming.

It has its flaws – quite a handful of them – but if you look past them you’ll find that Mrs. Somebody is an easily enjoyable romantic comedy.Mrs Somebody, 8.3 out of 10 based on 13 ratings


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59 Comments


  1.  
    LPS

    I actually enjoyed Uche’s character tho that I took to twitter to recommend. I also noticed some fresh faces (being the first time I saw them on screen) which was a breath of fresh air. I needed a break from all the Mercys and Tontos
    My memorable line was ‘No man tastes my food and remain the same” lol..Uche was a desperado

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      Uche’s character was good… that’s not the argument. The argument is that she always seems to be doing the same thing (or like in this movie, a combination of uche the pitied and uche the gra gra). The character was entertaining and lol, I loved that line too

      Trust me, I understand. After a while, one begins to wonder whether they aren’t other actors in this industry

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      Anonymous

      That is it.I like uche jumbo and she really can act.She speaks good English and it’s that of a real Nigerian no phonne or accent but like u said the same roles over nd over again.I’d like to see her in another dimenson i agree with the second anon genny plays safe roles even in ije she didnt get the deep role,ok let’s just say when she was coming up,her old movies she had different characters but now it’s like every producer seems to be givin her the single rich mom role nd toher safe rles just too safe.I agree omotola is the one have seen act different roles infact you dont knw wat other character she’s gonna interprete in the next movie.

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      I see y’all going in on my Genevieve comparison but let me expatiate on that a little. Here is the original text from the review:
      “See, I’ve seen Genevieve as the scary boss lady, the blind Godly sister, the devious sister in law, the perfect mummy’s child, the poverty stricken hustler and so and so forth.”
      Scary boss lady = Bursting out
      Blind Godly Sister = Wind of Glory
      Devious sister in law = Blood sisters
      The Perfect Mummy’s Child = Sister’s love
      The Poverty Stricken hustler (well not so poverty stricken) = girl’s cot

      Most of my examples were referring to her old movies and YES! There has been little to no diversity in her post 2009 script selections what with her playing the same role in bursting out, felicima, silent scandals, et al.

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      Anonymous

      GBAM! her recent scripts are d safe ones for sure other than that the old genevieve infact i enjoyed the wicked one haha in blood sisters.

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      Anonymous

      NR ,i get what u are saying about Uce !but that chaick can make a boring movie ineteresting,i dig her ooo,that her gra gra sef na i like pass oo

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      Valid point

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  2.  
    Anonymous

    Thank God oooo for if I had not seen this movie you for spoil it for me dear…. I love this film and the fact the added new faces .well done Emem Isong. More of it because I’m getting tired of old actors …. Talking about old actors your review is serious though not true about 2 uche jumbo eg uche in jealous husband uche in nollywood hustlers uche in damage let’s leave holding hope because that’s her A game, I like she does different kind of roles as for Genny ? She plays safe roles will not play most roles you should have used omotola who tries to go outside the box…. I think there’s hope for the new actor bobby as soon as he remove the facial hair abeg ….my eyes are on the uche room mate/ friend the skinny one there’s some thing natural about her acting… I think royal arts shot this and bridge of hope together.This is a comedy I think lol funny

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      Hehe my apologies… hence, the capital SPOILER alerts before my spoilers

      Ok… let me see.. Uche in Jealous Husband was uche the pitied, Nollywood Hustlers, Uche the gra gra, Uche in damage was definitely, Uche the gra gra. And I loved Holding Hope, that was definitely one of the only times (if not the single only time) I saw the character and not Uche Jombo

      You said Uche’s roommate I am going to assume you don’t mean the dark skinned one from the wedding gown shopping scenes but the light skinned indomie eating one? I think I agree. She was definitely better than Effah

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  3.  
    Pat

    i rily rily always take most of your analysis of movies and actors, but i hav to disagree with this one. i totally enjoyed every bit of the movie. one of my best movies so far this year. it is very simple and i could relate to it. uche jombo has been on her A game of late. briliiant performance. her chemistry with the last good guy charles, was amazing. then i think the lady that played charles ex is a good actress. this is my first time of seeing a movies of the guy that played charles bobby obodo, and i think the guy did justice to the role. he was very natural. he lighted up the movie when he came in. he can def act. so far the best actor of all the nollywood newcomers for me. the movie set off once his character came. and i dnt think he was trying to be jim iyke, dnt see the similarity. he didnt feel to me that he was faking an accent, he clda lived abroad for a long time. but im glad i saw the movie before coming here sha. my sister and my mom hate you right now, bobby is their new favourite actor.lol. nice job as always nr

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      Huh! Oh well, if there’s one thing I’ve become more aware of, it’s that everyone has differing opinions, hence the reason NR has a Dual Rating system (i.e the NR Rating on the bar above and the viewer’s rating with the stars at the end of the review).

      Aww… I need to get back in ma and sis’ good graces though

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      Pat

      you better. lol. im sure they over it now. the just concerned as to what u saw wrong about the guys accent, as opposed to his acting which i think he did a good and impressive job of. i didnt know or heard about until this movie, and im rily impressed. but your the critic here, so let me not go back and forth too much with you, before i get blocked, because i enjoy coming here. lol

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      Ouch… that was a low blow. Block ke? Hian… I don’t block people o lol

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      Moi

      Thank you, Bobby’s accent didn’t sound fake and I enjoyed the movie

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  4.  
    Akim

    i dnt know if its kate henshaw that owns this site, if it is then kate your review of mrs somebody is biased, and i will seize been your fan. you should knw and recognize good acting. mrs somebody is a good movie, i dnt care wha u say. your review of uche is wrong and unfair. and even ur review of bobby obodo. i saw that guy and said where did he spring out from. he is a fantastic actor and i feel his natural way of acting, even the swag the guy get is different from other actors. kate we should encourage him to do more movies, bcos i’ve definitely bcum his fan. kenneth okolie also did good. in fact all the actors did amazing. yemi blaq was just yemi blaq, never been a fan of his anyways. the new male actors def out shined him #justsayig

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      FIRST OF ALL LET US CLARIFY THAT THIS IS NOT KATE HENSHAW’S WEBSITE! She is in no way affiliated with this website, nor the reviews on the site, nor any of the content on the site. So please do not blame her for anything you do not agree with on here.

      To each his own, everyone is entitled to his/her own opinions. I respect yours…

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      flint

      ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nolly please why is it that when someone disagrees with something(especially fans of a particular actor or actress) they assume it is a fellow actor or actress or filmmaker, just like one anonymous that keeps assuming i am moses inwang each time i criticize desmond’s directing(i don’t even know how that connection came up). these people are extremely busy that they do not even have time for themselves talk more of time to waste on different social forums.

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      Anonymous

      Lol am pretty sure it’s NR’s profile pic dat made ths commenter assume it’s kate.NF sef do use dat picture die lol

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      Lol @Flint I understand where you’re coming from o but this time I think it was cos of the avatar sha and @Anon do you mean NR? Yup yup :D I’ll use it all year… next year is Uche Jombo’s turn ;)

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  5.  

    LOL I loved the review. Guess who won’t be watching kokoma too? I will just be coming here to read about these movies. It feels like more fun than actually watching them.

    http://www.janylbenylshares.com

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  6.  

    I WAS GOING TO STAY OUT OF THIS LITTLE FEUD/BANTER GOING ON BUT I THINK IT’S ABOUT TIME I INTERVENED. I TAKE ANY THREAT OR SEMBLANCE OF A THREAT SENT VIA NR SERIOUSLY, HENCE, ALL THESE COMMENTS WILL BE DELETED EXACTLY 24HRS FROM THE PUBLISH TIME OF THIS COMMENT (this is to give both parties time to see this)… IF THIS DRAMA CONTINUES, NR WILL BE FORCED TO UTILIZE A COMMENT MODERATION SYSTEM. THANK YOU!

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      flint

      i understand ur concern but i am a kind of person that takes no nonsense epecially from a faceless operator on a computer whose problem with me is just the fact that i am stating my opinion, i really don’t think is my opinion he has issues with because i believe he has much more serious problems than that, there are so many social forums(even nigerian social forums) where people have heated arguments but it doesn’t degenerate to what the so called anonymous has made it out to be. again i am a kind of person that says my mind by telling it like it is, i see no reason i should be penilized for that when all i did was state my opiniion and stand/defend my ground when the sensless attacks came in.

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      You are not being banned or anything of the sort. The only comments being deleted are the exchange of words and batter. All else will remain untouched

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      *banter

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      @Flint, by the way, you had asked for a review of Izu Ojukwu’s “Across The Niger”. Check back for the review on October 1st – old movies are usually not reviewed on NR but ’tis part of an Independence day special

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      flint

      thanks a bunch for that, in ur review i would like to know the following things such as what u thought about the underwater scene,his directing in the movie compared to his 2007 and up movies,the movie’s score/music, how effective were the battle scenes, and most important of all how entertaining was it. please, please, please don’t dissapoint me by not putting up a review because trust me on october the 1st i will land right here on this site to check it out. one more thing, in ur review can u indicate if the collaboration between izu and kingsley ogoro is a good one or not, should they work together again in the future. i know i am asking for a lot, but just do the much u can, u don’t have to do them all, is just that i regard and rate izu so high that he really has to outdo his last work to impress me, to explain in a nutshell, he is so good that i don’t compare him with any nollywood director, i believe he is in a league of his own and as such i lay a very crtical eye on his works, but so far he hasn’t dissapointed me, instead he has constantly wowed me. so i will be waiting for ur review on october the 1st.

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  7.  
    Anonymous

    Dear Anonymous,

    I am a regular reader on this site and I do not like the tone you took against Flint. Every one is entitled to their opinion; it is like a nose everyone has one.Just because Flint do not think Desmond Elliot is a great director, it does not mean he has a personal vendetta against him. I enjoy coming to this site because of the reviews Nolly makes; which is very helpful in purchasing decision when buying movies. Please Anonymous and Flint do not let this site degenerate to a boxing match. Anyone who is close to Mr Moses Inwang please alert him about this threat. Please spread love not hate.

    Signed an African Movie Lover

    from Trinidad & Tobago

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  8.  
    Anonymous

    I love mrs somebodyyyyyyyyyy LOL uche jumbo is sickkkkkkkkk I mean that in a good way.

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  9.  
    Anonymous

    what were the titles of the songs from this movie ? please i need to find them

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    loved the movie, does anyone know the songs thatwere played in the movie?

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  11.  
    Unveilinggold

    LOL Madam Uche great acting and Paul S delivering good stuff so far..But wait that ex-gf things hmm..issorite..If love was this easy ey

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    You mean Bobby Obodo? Paul Sambo wasn’t in this movie

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    Just seeing your review on Mrs Somebody.
    Yeah, i agree with you on most. My review was mostly generous but that’s cause i dont watch enough Nollywood movies to compare with…thankfully so it was all nouveau to me.
    Bobby’s phonee wasnt entirely unwelcome and like you I was elated when the Igbo boy peeped out. His playful character was a welcome contrast to the earlier stiffos.
    All in all a good romcom.
    Uche Jombo’s prayer warrior scenes still makes me lol.

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      Just saw your review for Mrs Somebody and I actually liked it. Like I said on there, from the perspective you’re coming from your opinion definitely makes sense and I think most people would agree with your review :)

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  14.  
    Cheta

    RAA has become so bad overtime but this movie I liked because it was entertaining. However, what you complain of Uche is what Genevieve Nnaji has done through Tango with me, Mirror Boy, Ije, Bursting loose and I think in fact that Uche did not do so badly Mrs. Somebody Kenneth is better than Uti 200 times. I can’t even believe that anybody in their right mind would cast Uti as any woman’s lover simply because he acts like a woman in his films.

    I agree with your analysis of Bobby Obodo. He needs to relax and grow his talent. So happy finding this website.

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      Yup I actually agree but like I said in another comment, my statement was referring to the old Genevieve. Not the Genevieve of every movie since Silent scandals but the Genevieve of Blood sisters and wind of glory

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  15.  
    Cheta

    I forgot to ask RAA to try scripting originality in 2013

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  16.  
    Shobowale

    Any one know the name of the song that kept playing !??? “Make you no ask me that question”

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  17.  
    Shobowale

    Oh man ! Okay thank you very much :)

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  18.  
    shar

    what is that song at the end the very grateful one??

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  19.  
    Isoko Boy

    @CHeta, Leave RAA alone and go do your own thing. You are always lurking around bad mouthing RAA yet every time they make a movie, i am sure you are the first to rush and look for the movie for free online because you a cheapskate. Seems like you are a failure in the film business, that’s why you are looking for who to vent your your frustration on. If you don’t like their movies jump and pass stop going to every site where there are reviews of their movies to go and talk rubbish. you have a right not to like their movies, so stop watching it and go make your own movie!

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      Irena

      Ok.. So we have crazy people on this site too. Tired of these Nollywood people who don’t want their work critiqued

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  20.  
    zeeluv

    I totally loved d movie! Watched it over n over again. Entertained my guests wit it sef! I loved d part dt uche dealt wiv d demons wiv koboko! Too funny buh not as funny as when she got d shick of her life dt dapo was married *if you touch me, my God wil punish you double* .+ I mmediately fell in luv wiv d charles’ xter n I lyk d way he laughs (so real) + dre dialogue was muuuuaaaah (can I come in for coffee?). The only qualms I has was d fake preggzy thingy @ d end? Dre was rily no nid for dt,+ dt kaira’s room looks so much lyk d 1 she shared wiv desmond in holding hope. Overall dis is still d best naija film I’ve watched in years!

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  21.  
    Moi

    I respect your work and the effort you put into studying these movies, nice one.
    In regards to Bobby’s accent, I don’t think it’s fake. It’s too smooth to be. Even d part when he spoke pidgin was tainted. Jim Iyke’s imitation is horrible and it’s nothing compared to Bobby’s accent. I would be greatly surprised to hear that Bobby has never stepped into the US before.

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  22.  
    ty

    mrs somebody is the best nigerian movie iv seen in recent times, excellent cast, especially bobby obodo..i just like d guy, dont know y!

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    ty

    pls dont compare jim iyke to bobby obodo.. jim iyke’s accent is irritiating and so fake!

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  24.  
    Uk

    Still my best Nollywood rom com , uche Jombo at her best

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    Alfia Johnson

    Nollywood Reinvented you kill me – O! All I have to say is that this movie was like a breath of fresh air. I was entertained and sympathetic for Uche’s character (actually, for all women in the prayer meeting). I thought the story line was great, as well as the acting. FYI folks: Bobby Obodo was raised and lived in Canada (Toronto I believe) for a long time before returning to Nigeria, so perhaps this will clear up confusion regarding an accent. Was it perfect? No. But I do believe it enabled us to at least feel some emotion while on a journey of discovery with the main character. It was because of this movie, that I looked forward to watching more of Uche’s (produced) movies. The End.

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  26.  
    missjones

    I’m stil lukin 4 some rizn 2 dislike Bobby oda dan d goatee. Wen Uche said dt his ex took a chance with him despite hs goatee n tattoos, I was lyk ‘ok na!, i tot i’m d only 1 hu noticd’. Bt he wz good! Uche? Now dtz 1 woman i won’t gt tired of. I jst luv d gra gra! Ma bst line wil hv 2 b wen she said dt she n God aren’t exactly on talking terms. Like, hu says dat? Ds movie z a real breath of fresh air!

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  27.  
    Naana

    could someone tell me the names of the songs in “Mrs Somebody”, I really love them and wanted to buy the songs

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  28.  
    Nana

    How can one watch movies here.. need help ..
    thx

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  29.  
    Mame

    Please wat is d name of dat song dat was played in the film and who sang it?i need to download it please,snd it 2 me through my email

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