Directed by Wale Ojo
Starring Femi Jacobs, Nancy Isime, YemiSolade, Ayo Adesanya, Toyin Abraham, Saheed Balogun, Patience Ozokwor, Deyemi Okanlawon, Kenneth Okolie, among others.
The movie tells the story of two brothers, one is a rich womanizing entertainer and the other an over spiritual but broke lecturer with marital problems. The brothers who have been out of touch for a while are thrown together by a trick of fate and their lives never remain the same. When the womanizer breaks one too many hearts, trouble comes looking for him.
So, the movie starts on a very slow note and I kept wondering when the movie proper would start. In trying to establish Juwon as a womanizer, they took up valuable time that could have been better used, we got the picture already, there was no need to over flog it. Also, there were a lot of scenes that the movie could have done without to make it more compact and interesting.
We had some storytelling discrepancies, where Jaiye was telling his story and he said, two days after Caro moved out the landlord came to throw them out, but in the reenactment, Caro was clearly present and I kept wondering what was going on. Did she move out, then come back in just to be there when he was being thrown out? Common!
I enjoyed the play on the brothers and their differences even though it was a bit over flogged, but the movie was simply very predictable. The minute the girl broke up with him and promised him he would regret it and next thing the other girl shows up, I knew what was going to happen. Honestly, once I can accurately predict a movie, I lose interest in it.
The acting in this movie was not exactly impressive, the only character I enjoyed watching was JaiyeKuti, played by Yemi Solade because I feel he was the only one who put in any real work in bringing his character to life. Toyin Abraham did a lot of overacting and it became too much at a point and I just kept wondering what was going on. The banter between the three guy friends was always interesting to watch though, I think that is one of the few times, the screen came alive and I enjoyed it.
The picture quality was clean with bright pictures and sound was good as well, we didn’t have any issues with that. There were no overdramatic camera angles, and picture frame-wise, they did a very good job. Even the set choices were pretty great with pretty nice views.
I don’t know if it’s that I have watched too many movies in my life but when I see a story like this, that has obviously been told in different ways before, I’m not impressed. Sure, they say there is nothing new under the sun but there are always way more creative ways to tell a story, with a twist or spin that makes it unique in its own way, this movie didn’t have that.
My favorite line was “You can choose friends but you can’t choose family”, the movie was nothing spectacular but it had its interesting moments.
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