This movie kinds of remind me a lot of the lovely movie of 2017 “Isoken” the story about a young, pretty, ambitious lady in her 30’s who was still single. She had searched and search but yet couldn’t find a suitable suitor until the very end.
Well “She is” told a similar story in a slightly different way, in this case the lady in question had a tight time frame left, with a serious medical health challenge that meant she only had 1 year to find a man, marry him and have her own baby or loose the opportunity of carrying her own child for a lifetime.
This and many more issues made her life more complicated. There was a funny twist in this new movie that made it nice, off course it wasn’t any out of the box story, but its simplicity won it for me.
She Is was produced by Omawunmi Megbele & Waje Iruobe and was directed by Chris Eneng Enaji, the almost 2 hours movie told us a conversant story but with a slightly new twist, a lot of A List artists featured in it too, both young and old.
It was nice to see some old faces again like Segun Arinze and Desmond Elliot. The actors did put in a lot of efforts and tried to play their roles very well. I really liked the costumes; I felt the production was okay for their first movie; cinematography was ok too and just a few locations used.
They were a few things out of place like the lead actress having similar head dos almost throughout the movie, and the story being so plain with nothing so extraordinary or fabulous.
Somkele Idhalama who played the lead role in this movie, actually did try to put out a good show. She was a young, successful beautiful young lady who was close to her 40’s. She had lived a terrible life and after a while decided to change and follow the way of the Lord. One would have thought that her new ways would have brought her a very good husband easily, but that wasn’t the case at all.
She was wealthy had a nice car, leaved in a very classy home and had all she needed except for a man. Her world came crumbling when she noticed series of health issues and that was when her doctor informed her that she had 12months to take in and have a baby before it was too late.
They laid all the options for her on the table but none seemed suitable to her, as she insisted she wanted to take in the Christian way (first get married and then have children). Apparently it didn’t seem that this order or process would work out well, as she had no man in her life at that time.
The funny side in this movie was how she received advances from all the wrong men and not the kind of men, she wanted. At a point her father even offered to provide her with men he felt would help her, all didn’t match Somi’s taste of a husband. It was her faith that saved her at the end and also brought true love again, you would have to watch this movie to see how and who she ended up with and how it all played out.
Cast: Desmond Elliot, Somkele Idhalama, Bishop Ime, Waje Iruobe, Omawunmi Megbele, Linda Ejiofor, Chiwetala Agu, Chigurl, Frank Donga
Genre: Comedy & Drama
Director: Chris Eneng Enaji
Release Date: March 22nd 2019
This week I would score this Nigerian movie 7/10, because I would like to acknowledge that they did put out a good job considering that this is was their first ever produced movie. I did like the simple story, dresses and production, but I felt that a few things were left out and proper details not paid attention to. The inconclusive end was also a turn off for me, but hey it was a good movie eventually.
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