Ebere Okaro, Tana Adelana, Deyemi Okanlawon, Christian Paul, Moris K. Sesay, Christian Iliukwu, Hon. Hamed Okunuga,
A young writer embarks on a journey to find out more about the taxi business in Lagos by becoming a taxi driver, he meets a young lady along the way and becomes fond of her.
It’s so amazing to see just how far Morris Sesay and the Believe Media team come with each and every consecutive movie.
Taxi is the story of a writer who takes upon the role of a taxi driver for a few days in order to learn more about the business. During these few days he encounters interesting people and amongst them is Feyikemi, played by Tana Adelana, who takes him on an interesting adventure.
This is another story where the synergy between writer and director is king, queen and the entire entourage. The great thing about the movie is that it never feels like too much and it never feels like not enough. At no point do you feel like a better connection could have been created because the writer, in collaboration with the director, sets up the character and immediately goes into the storyline. The exposition is not overly stretched and you have time to actually like your protagonist.
By the time, the leading lady shows up we all know how this one is going to go but this is where the actors take over the charm. Tana and Deyemi actually created a chemistry that was tangible and contagious. We know that these two are going to end up together but we love watching it happen nonetheless.
The charm is in its simplicity but sometimes it might be overly simplified. There were numerous lines in this movie that I guessed out loud before the characters had the chance to say it. Chidi had some of the corniest jokes that were also unfunny. It was acceptable here because it was a simple storyline but we have to do better with our lines.
Then there is the issue of the extra in that one scene playing Chidi’s girlfriend. The acting was so terrible on her part that when she threatened Chidi that if he takes one more step their relationship would be over, I took the step in real life on his behalf so that I’d never have to see her on screen again.
Taxi is sweet in its simplicity and almost feels like it ends just as soon as it starts. As a viewer, we would have loved for the story to go on, but as someone who has seen good stories get killed by ‘going on’, we are grateful that it ended when it did.