Who is the boss was a very basic movie that held no great substance, I sincerely felt the trailer was way better than the movie itself, the movie reminded me so much of a Hollywood movie called “Little” of 2019, it looked exactly like that movie and just felt like we were watching it over again but with the Nigerian cast and crew, it was too similar in nature, story line and direction, except for the fact that they couldn’t make the main boss “Funke” look little. I guess the major problem was that I went in with loads of expectations having seen the trailer and the cast of the movie, my expectations were cut short, as I felt so empty leaving the cinema, didn’t feel like I had value for my money, I hope they are reenact better movies in future if they must.
The movie was written and directed by Chinaza Onuzuo, just a few cast were used, the production, cinematography and cast well really good in playing each role well. The sound track was nice and they had some nice costumes, but I felt they should have done better with changing the hair styles of the ladies, I really can’t tell how long the movie was shot for, they technically had the same hairstyle all through that was a very bad sign for me. I felt that they could have done better.
Liah “Sharon Ooja” worked as an intern to Hauwa “Funke Akindele Bello”, Hauwa was the terrorist boss ; harsh, cruel and unkind, she tormented the living day light out of her staff, she made work a living hell and constantly made her feel inferior of herself at all times, but Liah despite the tears and pain kept on consoling herself and working hard to please this her boss who just couldn’t be pleased. After a while of working very hard under her boss, there was an opening for a higher position in the company. She felt she had merited it, applied and had it rejected by her boss, she was so sad and torn apart that she almost went depressed, because sincerely she had worked so hard for it and surely she deserved it, but her boss felt otherwise.
Liah felt really frustrated working here, anytime she came up with a brilliant idea, Hauwa would either use it or reject it as irrelevant, this made her sad as long as it wasn’t from Hauwa, the idea wasn’t valid. You will need to watch till the very end to see how the tables turned around and how help came from the least expected person, she had a very supporting friend, who was always there for her, life is always better when you have real friend to fall back on.
Cast: Beverly Osu, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Bolly Lomo, Funke Akindele Bello, Ini Dima Okojie, Segun Arinze, Sharon Ooja, Tayo Faniran
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Ratings: R (for violence, terror, drug content, suggestive material and brief strong language)
Director: Chinaza Onuzuo
Runtime: 100 minutes
Release Date: Feb 28th 2020
To my verdict I would score this movie 5/10 and this is for efforts and putting the movie together, they could have done way better with creating an authentic original story rather than copying an existing story, for those of you who watch loads of movies like me you can easily tell when a story is stolen or genuine, this is one of them, my advice to producers, is that they should think, take their time to research, and create fantastic stories rather than producing so many movies with no substance or originality, for those who want to just while away time and have a good laugh, you could gamble with this, it’s just a simple plain movie
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