The Real Side Chics
Chelsea Eze, Bimbo Ademoye, Efe Irele, Desmond Elliot, Seun Akindele, Daniel Lloyd, Tana Egbo-Adelana, Rekiya Yusuf
Three friends living together have their fair share of man troubles, either lost in their relationships or seeking for a resolution with men that show little or no interest in them, but they finally decide to take destiny into their own hands.
Fun and easy watch.
Let’s get this out of the way off the bat – who is this Efe Irele chic and why does she look like Weruche Opia’s (When Love Happens) twin sister?
Alright so “The Real Side Chics” is very clearly a chic flick of the “don’t even try to read any yeye meaning or depth into it” caliber. It is about 3 chics who live in a home together and are all in three different but equally undesirable relationship/situationships.
If you had missed the memo to leave your brain behind for these kinds of chic flicks then you would find yourself asking questions like, why do these babes ALWAYS have a full face of, not just regular makeup but M.U.A. level, face beat on every day – even to stay at home and to go to bed? You might also find yourself wondering, “but how are they able to afford this house when all they individually do is either sleep with other people’s rich husbands (this one I understand), pound yam for their non-committal long term boyfriends, or pine over their opposite gender bff who is in a committed relationship with another chic?”
If you found yourself wondering any of these things then I think the concept of the movie might have flown over your head because you were wasting time asking questions instead of just enjoying the movie for what it is.
Once you accept the simplicity of the story and realize that there is probably going to be no originality or lack of predictability, then it is so much easier to enjoy this movie. The movie is headlined by three females – Efe Irele as Keke, Chelsea Eze as Amelia and Bimbo Ademoye as Idowu and every single last one of them nails the role. Between the three of them there is a tangible chemistry like they are actually real friends and they actually like each other. The camaraderie scenes don’t seem forced so it makes it easier for the viewer to fall in and get trapped in the world of our leads.
The movie is not without some technical flaws here and there but it wins because it is very easy and fun to watch and the performances carry the viewer along effortlessly.