It Takes Two
Jackie Appiah, Jose Tolbert, Prince Darlington, Ngozi Monye
A married couple whose marriage is on the rocks as a result of the husband's suspected infidelity is forced into acting as the perfect couple when a family member comes to visit, however the pretense leads them into really exploring what went wrong in their relationship.
Folake Amanfo, Pascal Amanfo
Common baby you cannot even give me. I have not had one single miscarriage ever since I moved into this house" Jackie
Pretty sets, pretty people, pretty scenes
Where is my hospital equipment y'all?
A few things just right off the bat. Let’s just be petty and list the obvious on screen factors. We have another light skinned Ghanaian actor here that nobody (well most of us) knows his name. This guy apparently has a problem buttoning up his shirt because at least two of his shirt buttons are left open for at least 90% of the movie. Then there is Afia Addo’s character who has also refused to wear a crucial item of clothing in this movie – a bra.
Now that we’ve covered all of that, on to the movie.
It takes two is a comedy that follows two feuding couples who feel very dissatisfied with their relationship. On the one hand is the wife who is certain that her husband is cheating on her (which he probably is, I mean he is steady advertising his goods with those unbuttonable shirts). And there’s the guy who is dissatisfied with his wife because…. to be quite frank I really have no clue why (you find yourself married to someone who looks like Jackie Appiah, I mean really what do you have to be dissatisfied about?)
Somewhere along the line in their continuous dissatisfaction, something tragic happens and of course this is the magical key that switches them from the dissatisfied knob to satisfied (but we all knew that was going to happen so that’s not what we’re focusing on in this review).
I was pleasantly surprised about a few things in this movie. The first being Jose Talbert (you know… the lightskinded guy with the open shirts. Yes ladies! He has a name). In as much as you think the pleasant surprise was him (or his face… or his constantly open shirts), IT WASN’T (ahah!). Jose surprisingly was able to carry his role pretty well from start to finish and convince in it. He comes off a bit forceful sometimes but considering that we had no expectations of him (other than eye candy) it’s good to see that he has more to offer.
Now a few more ridiculous things about this well made, extremely pretty, very expensively decorated Ghanaian spectacle of the movie (see! Don’t say I didn’t say anything good about the movie). It is interesting that these two get out of an accident and somehow no one has a scratch on them when they wake up. Nothing. Nil. Nada. Zilch. Jose just wakes up and somehow his body is in optimal condition to return to his open button ways right away.
Then there is the hospital scene where someone or something is supposedly in a coma but all they’re really doing is laying in a stretcher… COME ON people! Are you kidding me?!
Jackie holds her own in this movie and does carry the movie along very well alongside Jose but most of her best scenes were those where she lets her facial expressions do the talking for her because they are definitely very poignant and very straight to the point.