Ekaette Goes To School
Ini Edo, Bob Manuel Udokwu, David Ogbeni,
A troublesome village girl enrolls in school after her illiteracy makes her a point of ridicule with her husband and other villagers. It is an action that changes her life immensely.
This movie has two parts : Ekaette Goes To School 1 & 2
Ugochukwu Anaele Dominic
Acting, Storyline , Comedy
Some plot holes, Ending
This movie starts off slow but it gains momentum and holds you captive. Funny and interesting with a side of advocacy this is the second education-is-good film that Ini Edo is doing however this is miles better than the other one.
Just like “Before God and Man” it features a grown woman going back to school but this one is more light-hearted and it explored the concept more. I laughed a lot because it is genuinely funny without being silly and pointless but I was also very engaged. It doesn’t become repetitive and the characters are genuinely relatable. Watching was a joy except towards the end then one had to beg the film to end. It just kept going and going and going. Regardless of that there was not a dull moment.
Ini Edo was so brilliant here; she created such an interesting character in Celina that was entertaining, funny and relatable. Her accent and mannerisms killed me. Bob Manuel: where has he been? He looks exactly the same and it has been some time. He was good here in fact I hesitantly say this is one of the first roles of his that I have actually liked. Shout out to Onyemana Marydeus for her performance and props to Racheal Okonkwo. I liked the touches of local flavor both in the acting and in the settings.
The soundtrack was so well controlled, appropriate for all the scenes and catchy as well. And I have nothing bad to say about the setting, loved the school atmosphere and I loved the costumes. Is there some store of old bad vintage dresses that Wardrobe touts out in every film that needs a village girl? There were some inconsistencies though and they were glaring. The plot-line about the baby just came out of nowhere as well and at the end there was no way that the little boy was the age it said he was.
In conclusion I will wholeheartedly recommend this film for jokes and for the moral and most definitely for the acting. Close your eyes to some parts and you are in for one great ride.