Oge Okoye, Ijeoma Grace Agu, Mofe Duncan, Blessing Eloho Festus, Abisola Aiyeola, Amarachukwu Onoh, Padita Agu, Vanilla Nwabuna
A broke slum dweller mingles with those in high society by creating a whole new persona for herself, however trouble beckons when she becomes romantically involved with a wealthy man whom she repeatedly lies to.
Daniel Emeke Oriahi
Ijeoma Grace Agu
"All na packaging!"
Thus far we’ve only seen Ijeoma Grace Agu in serious productions (think “Taxi Driver Oko Ashewo“, or “Misfit” or “Hoodrush“) but this new entry into the less serious genres is definitely worth the watch.
In Chasing Rainbows, Ego, a poor street girl lives her life pretending to be a high-class girl. Ego, played by Ijeoma Grace Agu, meets a rich man and works hard to keep up appearances with him especially after he proposes marriage to her.
To be honest, you could say that this movie was about absolutely nothing but it definitely does not feel like it. This is probably because of the actors. Ijeoma Grace Agu is natural in this “I Belong” role and flanked by Eloho Festus on one hand and Oge Okoye on the other hand, it’s easy to understand how the audience falls right into the world of our darling hustler – Ego.
So now of course the movie is not all milk and honey. As far as comedy goes, it has it. Ijeoma is very convincing as Ego and Ego’s story is hilarious on the surface.
At the end of the movie she gets the man still. Apparently he still wants to marry her because he still loves her. To be fair, I assumed this was how it would end. However, in order to sell the “happily ever after” line at the end of the movie, it might have been better if the audience got a chance to feel the love between the couple.
In the end we see them hugging so I guess they love each other even though we never really got to see it develop. Then again there’s only so much time the movie has…but that’s also not a real excuse.
All in all, chasing rainbows is a funny watch from start to finish and the happy ending creates a good feeling for the audience at the end of the movie.
P.S.: LADIES! Mofe Duncan is married! Please proceed to calm your ovaries the heck down… *runs to start with my own first*