BABY STEPS MOVIE REVIEW
Baby steps follow the story of a serial womanizer who is having the time of his life, playing different women at the same time. he wakes up suddenly one morning to find a baby at his door with a note to him. He tries all he can to get rid of the baby by going to drop her off at orphanages but that doesn’t work so he ends up being stuck with the baby. Eventually, he decided to man up and take care of the baby which is his responsibility, but nothing would have prepared him for what happened next.
The movie is written, produced and directed by Willis Ikedum, and it features Eyinna Nwigwe, Bimbo Akintola, Segun Arinze, Mudiaga Ogheneovo, among others.
The story starts by taking us on a long and honestly unnecessary journey through the exploits of Ransome, which we really didn’t have to see, we could have gotten the picture from the first two scenes, we didn’t have to go along with him on every journey just to establish that he was a playboy.
Then we see him get the baby and it gets funny and a little interesting and then it gets boring again. I kept asking myself why it had to be a club that he took the baby to, just so we could see them bonging, he could have taken the baby to a dozen other places that wouldn’t be harmful to her heal, but I guess club was the best they could come up with.
Also, how can the fact that on man somewhere, who is not a celebrity or a politician, can lose his job because of a baby and then suddenly he is on the news and being hosted on radio, common, this is Nigeria. People get laid off every minute, what spectacular thing did he do that made him popular enough to go and shows. If we had seen people record him and put videos on Instagram that go viral, that would have made more sense.
The movie was frankly very dull, virtually all through, it was obvious that we had just three top actors and everyone else faded into the background, I don’t think that’s the way it should be. The acting in this movie was not particularly great, or maybe the story just wasn’t great, but somehow, so much about the movie didn’t seem to work for me.
I feel like the movie spent more time on things that didn’t really add to the plot and when it came to the things that really needed elaborating, they just sped on through. Sure, we had a few laughs, but the story was not well executed, I feel like the writer just had an idea and decided to run with it without properly fleshing it out first, as that is how the movie turned out.