Nothing But The Truth
Chuks Chyke, Mary Lazarus, Stan Nze, Gbenga Titiloye, Chioma Nwosu,
A newly married woman prays for her husband to stop telling lies as she is worried that he might put her marriage in jeopardy, however when her prayer comes true her husband’s honesty causes chaos wherever he goes.
Could have been shorter
Nothing but the truth is the story of a lying husband (ironically named Eziokwu Abugashi – which means the truth isn’t a lie) who gets on his wife’s last nerve with his incessant lying behavior. His wife gets concerned about whether or not everything he tells her is a lie because it is so easy for him to spout one. Frustrated, she eventually gets on her knees and prays to God to make her husband incapably of lying. Unfortunately for her, her prayers are answered and she realizes the truth behind that old adage “be careful what you wish for cos you just might get it”.
The movie is nearly 2hrs long at 1hr 54mins and for something with such a light subject matter it was almost unnecessary. Our male lead, Eziokwu, doesn’t get around to the part where he starts saying the truth until about 40-50 minutes into the storyline. One could argue that the exposition really didn’t need to last that long. It was fortunate that around that mark his wife said the prayer and the storyline flipped, because any second longer and it would have begun to loose the viewers. The turn around could definitely have happened earlier in the storyline.
Props to the actors in this movie because every last one of them held their own. Special props to Stan Nze because we don’t really realize how much we are sleeping on his talent. We might take him for granted because he is always second lead, but after this movie and “This Is It”, we are excited to see Stan in some lead roles in the future. Then there was Gbenga Titiloye and that “boys night out” dance was definitely one for the books.
All in all, nothing but the truth is a sweet little comedy that attempts to teach a lesson about lying. It is nothing less than this, but it is also nothing more than this.