The five sons of an ailing mother hatch a daring plot to rob a store to save her life. The siblings must find a way to put aside their differences and work together while dodging numerous obstacles in their path.
Funke Akindele is a force of nature and the box office figures of her movies can testify to this. Unlike Battle On Buka Street, this film gets it right by mixing the right amount of comedy and heartfelt drama that will stay with you long after leaving the cinema.
Featuring as actress and director in A Tribe Called Judah, the veteran star plays a mother whose close shave with death spurs her children into a crime that quickly spirals out of control.
Even the most carefully thought-out schemes go wrong and in this movie, the erring children get far more than they bargained for.
The best thing about the plot is its resonating themes, one of which is that no matter how noble the intentions, we must face the consequences of our actions, right or wrong. Additionally, the theme of family shines through, evoking feelings of joy and pain.
Every actor here is amazing but I will give Funke Akindele her flowers. She doesn't get as much screen time as I expected but her performance is remarkable. The supporting cast members deliver and no one seems out of place as they all have their respective roles to play.
The character development is natural, the plot progression well fleshed out, and the conclusion leaves the viewer pondering if it was all worth it.
Those expecting to laugh throughout this film are in for a surprise; they will get more than their money's worth cackling but may also shed a tear or two.
This is a must-see family film and I recommend to everyone. Kudos and more to Funke Akindele and the wonderful cast for a job well done.