This movie did no justice in impressing us beyond the trailer, which was the major reason, why most people ran to the cinema to see it. Also seeing the face of my girl Rita Dominic made me so excited to go and see it in the first week, if you follow my reviews well, you would understand why I am Rita’s greatest fan, but there was just something wrong with this movie for me, and they didn’t kill it for me.
Although she did work so hard in putting up a good show, so many things were just wrong with this movie, therefore making it so difficult for her face alone to save the day. From the trailer it was easy to tell what the movie would be around —- the lead actor telling lies to ladies about things he was not, but when we got into the movie, they were just so many loop Holes and the core of the movie wasn’t achieved for me. It was like telling a bad story and this didn’t turn out well, my expectations were far from being met, not to talk of being surpassed.
We technically had 4 main actors and about 6 major scenes in the movie that were out stretched, they were Rita Dominic and her son, Blossom Chukwjekwe and Ushbebe. A very basic storyline that didn’t hold much water, a few cast, most I didn’t even really know so well, I won’t rule the production, locations and cinematography totally down, but then it wasn’t exceptional.
One major issue I had with the locations was the fact that they never revealed exactly where they were, we only saw pictures and paintings but not the external footage of the places, making it seem like only the hotel scenes were paramount.
Rita played the lead role she was also James’s colleague alongside Ushebebe who was James’s cousin, they all worked together as cleaners in a very nice hotel, where they earned N40,000 a month.
It wasn’t easy for them living on that salary, but then they all had to survive despite even being graduated from universities. In the first scene we witnessed James sell all his belongings to buy an expensive ring to propose to a girl, that he supposed was his.
Little did he know that she wasn’t into him at all and she turned down his proposal. From then on he became a player and started to live a very fake life. One faithful day as he went about his duties in the hotel, he came across the uniform of a naval officer who was their loyal client, and the process of trying it on and leaving the door open, his so called celebrity crush who had just logged in the hotel bumped into him and thinking he was a real captain then fell in love with him. The movie went on quickly after their meeting and she agreed to have a date with him.
It was from one big lie to another, as he continued to put up a front that he was a captain, but she kept on digging, because deep down in her spirit she felt he was lying. When she found his social media handle and approached him, he came up with different lies, faked his wife and son, kept deceiving her with expensive treats he couldn’t afford. It was at the final straw of the lies and deceit he came to realization that the true love he was looking far and wide for, was right there in front of him and yet he couldn’t see. He almost got himself into trouble and jail, when the police force came looking for the naval officer who committed some atrocities. You need to watch the entire movie to see how he got busted.
Cast: Rita Dominic, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Eniola Badmus, Joseph Momodu, Mercy Aigbe, Scarlet Shotade, Sean Uche Oyinbo, Ushbebe, Tana Adelana
Director: Darasen Richards
Runtime: 90 minutes
Release Date: March 15th 2019
It was quiet difficult for me to decide on a score for this movie, but I would settle for a 6/10 and this is just me being so nice to my girl Rita. For me this movie didn’t depict her style and class, although I loved her acting and her trying so hard to kill her role.
Bad editing and poor connectivity of the story, the pathetic pictures used in showing us the places they were travelling to, despite we knowing clearly that they went nowhere, that for me was actually the most annoying aspect for me in the movie.
I strongly believe that whatever is worth doing is worth doing well, so if you would take out time and funds to shoot a movie, please shoot it very well. They also need to pay more attention to details next time, as we have become smarter than this.
On this occasion I am not sure I would be recommending this movie, but for the Nigerian movie fans, who would love to just while away your free time, maybe you can give this a try if you have no better option. Unfortunately it had no substance nor lessons to take away and besides the lies were also unrealistic.
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