Put A Ring On It
Michael Godson, Theresa Edem, Olive Emodi, Renne Adeleye, Iyanu Dokunbo
A man wants to get married to the woman of his dreams but her grand expectations of a proposal slow down his plans, he enlists her friend to help but things take a different turn.
Akin Tijani Balogun
Uduak Isong Oguamanan
When you first find out how rapidly nollywood movies are made on average, you might be shocked at first but after you see a movie like this it is not that hard to believe.
It’s not because the movie is not entertaining. It’s not because it is not fun to watch. On the contrary, it is these factors about the movie that makes it a bit more annoying that it is made so hurriedly.
Put A Ring On It is the story of Toba, played by Mike Godson, who is about to propose to his girlfriend when he realizes just how high maintenance she really is. The girlfriend, played by Theresa Edem, has expectations that he never knew of and is unsure of whether he can meet. Hence, he recruits her friend, Awele, to find out exactly what she wants and to help him execute it.
It is an interesting watch but it is waylaid by so many unnecessary factors. It is evident that if more time was spent on the production and execution of this film, it could have been a memorable one for the books. Instead it comes off as a shabby production with sub par video quality oscillating between blurry unfocused camera scenes and crisp video quality. Then there is the issue of the audio which is also playing the same in and out game consistently.
Our saving grace are the performances but our standout would have to be Theresa. Theresa Edem does such a good job of being “material girl” that I paused the movie at a point to do a self-assessment to ensure that I am nothing like her. Her character manages to be materialistic without necessarily being a villain. She is the right girl just not right for this guy. All others from the actress who plays ‘Awele’ to Mike Godson, do a good job of holding their own and presenting a believable version of their character.
Now even a blind man could tell you how this movie would end from the synopsis alone. And there was no disappointment there. It is as predictable as they come but it is entertaining to watch the known end come to fruition.