Single, Married & Complicated
Yvonne Nelson, Chris Attoh, Tana Adelana, Alexx Ekubo, James Gardiner, John Dumelo, Eddie Watson, Anita Erskine, Berla Mundi
The John Dumelo costumes
Over-dramatization and poor performances from some
We began the review for the prequel to this movie, “Single & Married“, by stating that “[i]f you go in seeking a magnanimous storyline, sorry but you will be disappointed. If you go in seeking to be thrilled, again you will be disappointed. So go in to watch people drive fancy cars, live in pretty houses and wear colorful clothes, that’s what the genre was made for”. And for the most part that still holds true.
Single, Married & Complicated follows four couples and their hilarious (yet amazingly colorful and wealthy) lives. The first couple is played by Yvonne Nelson and Chris Attoh. There is a guest in the home, an old friend of Yvonne’s character, played by Alexx Ekubo, whose presence makes Chris uncomfortable. He believes Alexx’s character is attracted to his wife and is trying to get her in bed so he spends the entire length of this movie trying to confirm these suspicions.
The next couple is played by Tana Adelana and James Gardiner. Tana is a recent divorcee who is spending it up on her broke, jobless lover, James. She is very distrusting of him yet she agrees to sponsor his new oil & gas investment quest with the grand sum of $50,000 (…yup, that’s definitely going to end well).
The third couple situation follows Eddie Watson who is desperately trying to move beyond his apparent sex addiction and have one concrete relationship in his life. He begins to build this up the right way with a date with a nice girl and refusing to go inside when she invites him in. However, his past comes back to bite him when one of her friends recognizes him.
The final couple with John Dumelo sees his wife trying very hard to reignite a long gone sexual spark. Now, I will give it to this couple, they were quite amusing. From the superman costume to the traditional king attire, it was hilarious watching the awkwardness.
And that’s the joy of the movie! Leave your brain at home and just laugh at the funny moments. If you have a genuine negative criticism of this movie then you are approaching it all wrong. For the correct approach, see the second statement of this paragraph.
There’s an over-dramatization of nearly everything in this movie, the performances were not exactly stellar and there are just somethings I can’t reconcile like how Yvonne Nelson sleeps with full makeup on every night… but like I said, leave your brain at home.