The story of a baker trying to win the heart of the woman he loves by using his talents as a baker but soon finds out that relationships are just like cake, layered and complex.
Cake is a quirky romantic comedy that follows the hilarious ride of Tomiwa Akinlolu, a talented baker caught in a love triangle with two beautiful women.
The lead characters in this movie find out that just like cake, relationships are really layered and complex. The plot reveals how experimental a baker can be in using his talent to get the love he desires.
The film stars Tope Tedela, Sophie Alakija, Folu Storms as the main characters, supported by Big Brother Naija alumni Saskay, Patience Ozokwor, Emmanuel 'Koloman' Jibunor, and Philip Asaya.
One spectacular slice leads to another in this romantic movie about three people with entirely different ideas of love. The film is a quite straightforward one as it follows the story of a young baker who realises he is in need of a wife and wants to find one.
His mother (Patience Ozokwor) had told him his new bakeshop would help him find love. As he is to open the business, he meets a woman he falls head over heels for but doesn’t realise that his assistant, played by Storms, is in love with him.
As he goes to declare his love for her, it turns out she is engaged. He then goes on a mission to win her over with his cake-baking abilities in a storyline.
Cake is a must-see because it sweetly captures the essence of modern-day romance in cosmopolitan cities and the attendant twists and turns.
Prosper Edesiri tells the story brilliantly and fans will be wowed with the good work done by the entire production team. Patience Ozokwor brings the needed experience to a film that elevates the art of young Nollywood creatives.
You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. Tope Tedela gives a nuanced but really powerful performance as Tomiwa in the movie. Everyone will no doubt love the quirky yet unforgettable character he portrays. He is undoubtedly an outstanding actor and we can't wait to see more of what he has to offer.
We know head-turning beauty when we see it and when you're looking for one in Cake, look no further than Chalya Walshak, played by none other than our very own Sophie Alakija. She is a very sweet and fun person, a bit naive if you ask me but she is the Hollywood version of a Disney princess.
Folu Storms takes the unnoticed background lover to a whole other level. She embodies the bright-eyed and optimistic Mfon character in the film. She is sublime in this role, everyone will undoubtedly love her spunk.
If there is a face that most people wanted to see on the big screen in this movie, it no doubt is Tsakute Ladi Jonah a.k.a. Saskay, an ex-BBNaija star who plays the role of Ifeoma.
She plays the role of the side chick to Chalya's fiancee which in turn makes Tomiwa mad. Her bold purple hair really accentuates her skin and personality and it in some ways reminds us of the fact that what we love might not exactly love us back.
All in all, the movie raises some bars when it comes to scripting because it looks like they really took their time to write and perfect the script. The back and forth was on point and they knew what to say and exactly when to say it.
The scenery, make-up, and wardrobe department did an amazing job. And that Saskay hair was both fire and inspired. I really was impressed.
The set design also is exquisite and the fact that they had to come with it from scratch makes it more impressive.
I do think the acting and portrayal could have been better though as there were some cringy moments in the movie, more like the character forgot their lines or something of that sort.
The directing is top-notch and the fact that this movie is director Prosper Edesiri's first movie just goes to show the amount of talent that has found its way out from under the rubbles of obscurement.
The sound faltered a bit as did the lighting in some parts of the movie but in summary, it was a bright movie that has the titular flair we all expect.
I enjoyed it. It was good, not overly good as I think some work could still be put into it. But all in all, a good watch, and the cinema ambiance, laughter amongst the crowds, gave the whole place a feeling of being at home amongst loved ones.
It is family-friendly and I recommend it.