This is the continuation of the very entertaining ‘Dumebi the Dirty Girl’ and this is no less hilarious. Mercy Johnson never fails to bring the laughs even though I am already tired of this trend set to continue for a while. I am SO over the ‘back to school’ thing however if this convinces people to go back to school then at least it has done something good. As it stands three movies within a month is too much.
On comedic value I have to compare this film to Ini Edo’s ‘Ekaette Goes to School’ after all it is the same concept done by actresses of similar calibre. However I have to report that it is not as funny. And here is why, the comedy in this movie comes completely from Mercy Johnson and while there is no dispute that she is funnier than Ini Edo, man cannot live on Mercy Johnson alone. In ‘Ekaette Goes to School’ both Ini Edo and the things around her were funny. Overall I laughed more in that film than in this one but not deeper.
The plot was choppy and way too long. I felt sometimes that they really overplayed some jokes and some scenes lingered on for too long. The characters were a mixed bag for me, on one hand Dumebi was funny, relatable and had a lot of depth but Kenneth Okonkwo’s character annoyed me even more than in the first film. He was just as callous and mean, willing to cast a loving woman aside because he was embarrassed after learning his lesson in the first movie leading to an almost exact repeat of the situation. Bitterleaf Cynthia did an abrupt 180 because unlike Kenneth Okonkwo’s character she learnt something.
The acting was very good from Mercy Johnson (wouldn’t accept less) to Oma Nnadi to Nuella Njubigboh and especially Regina Daniels. She is a talent child actress that keeps popping up and every time she distinguishes herself from the usual world counting child actors. Really enjoy watching her.
The visuals and audio were not that great. It was grainy and of really low quality, the experience of watching the film would have been greatly improved by better quality. The soundtrack was really catchy, really amusing and very easy to sing along with. I feel it was a stroke of genius.
In conclusion, I heartily recommend this movie and urge you to be ready to laugh a lot. But please for maximum enjoyment watch ‘Dumebi, The Dirty Girl’ first otherwise you will be lost.