Tears for Cindy
Adesua Etomi, Eucharia Anunobi, Beverly Osu, Melvin Oduah, Okey Uzoeshi, Kelvin Mike, Zubby Michael, Stanley Ekwelike,
Simon a head strong guy believes women are distractions meanwhile Cindy a celebrity gets hooked up with Simon. How would their love life turn out to be?
Editing and writing
Sometimes you just watch so many of your movies on irokotv and you assume that the rest of the world is held to the same quality standards… this was my reality check.
Tears for Cindy is “supposed to be” about two headstrong celebrities who are opposed to relationships and get set up by their managers in order to quell all the sensational news that they are both homosexual. There is so much here that I could go on about but I can only write so many lines before I lose your interest.
On the one hand we have Simon, played by Stanley Ekwelike, who seems to think that the way to portray an angry artist is by simply doing angry things. However, that neither convinces nor fools anyone. The anger has to come from within otherwise it seems staged and forced which is what most of his performance ends up coming off as. And then there’s Adesua Etomi, and the entire length of the movie I am trying to convince myself that they have photoshopped her into the movie because I cannot comprehend why she is in the movie.
The number one culprit of this movie though is the editor and the reckless behavior especially towards the end of the movie. On the one hand we have the duo arguing in the studio and up next they are laughing into a restaurant with his hand on her waist… what? Then up next they are laughing in the studio, a manager jokes that they should move in together and up next she’s sitting comfortably on his couch in his house…how? Then one minute she’s impressed he waited for her by her doorstep, next minute he’s stomping off to his room without speaking to her, then she’s making breakfast and not giving him any, then she’s delivering him breakfast, and the she’s back at her own place? Should I give up on searching for cohesiveness?
And then the final scene happens and…who the heck is Kelvin? I can blame the editor all I want but someone decided that it was okay to release this half-baked nonsense to the world.
It is no surprise that Tears for Cindy is not listed on Adesua’s Wiki page under her filmography, even I, who only watched this mess without performing in it, would like to disown it.
There were many opportunities to make this movie greater. Number one, fire your editor. Number two, establish their celebrity statuses. I know that we think we did with those wakapass extras that can barely articulate their lines or succeed in even convincing themselves that they are fans, but it clearly didn’t work.
Other ways we could have made this movie better asides from the obvious improving the video quality, stabilizing the audio quality, and getting rid of 95% of the singers on the soundtrack team, include focusing on building the characters. We had characters that could have brought a world of depth into this movie with their background stories and their growth but nobody ever bothers to look into it. Like why is Simon so angry all the time and is he really gay?
But the movie is over and unless it actually has two parts and the version on YouTube is a fraud, then this movie was a miss-miss-miss.