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  • Acting 3.0
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  • Screen Play 3.0
  • Visuals 3.0

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Head Over Bills

PG - Drama,Romance | February 4, 2022 Storyline:

A wealthy single mother faces a dilemma as to who would suceed her at the company after she retires, but all three daughters have to prove they are worthy of their mothers love.

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Reviewed by Sydney Elike - February 8, 2022

For a lot of cinema goers like myself, our biggest fears revolve around watching a much-hyped movie turn into a lacklustre boring two hours watch. It's always very annoying to say the least. Not only will they have managed to waste our time, they also would have forced us to endure the agony of watching a bad movie.

Some movies however, always manage to live up to the hype and make every single minute of the movie worthwhile. Dabby Chimere’s Head Over Bills, is one of such movies. I had great expectations for it and very sincerely, it didn't fail me.

Head Over Bills tells the story of the CEO of Starlight Group of Companies, Mrs Ofili (Shaffy Bello), a wealthy, industrious mother who has three full-grown daughters to worry about since the death of their father.

She grew the family business alone as a single mother after all she and her husband worked tirelessly for was taken away by his family.

Her concerns deepen when she realises that none of her daughters are fit to take the mantle from her with her dreaded retirement looming closer and faster than she would have liked.

The first daughter (Anita Joseph), is a very disrespectful philanthropist who enjoys sleeping with younger men, the second (Bimbo Ademoye) a wasteful spender who once lavished 20 million naira on birthday shopping while the last one, the seemingly bright one (played by Ego Nwosu) and the Brand Manager of Starlight Group, is in a very complicated romantic relationship with the CEO of their fiercest rival. 

The Head Over Bills plot and storyline is a somewhat straightforward and smooth one; it gives the movie a feeling of elitism and the aura of being born into affluence and plenty.

It's very unlike me to really rate a Nollywood movie, but this one stands out as the writing is commendable and engulfed me in a euphoric feeling right from the first few scenes. The movie is supposed to be elite, the writer made sure that it was. Good job on that.

However, the film seemed overstretched as it ran for 125 minutes. Some stories have stronger effects when they aren’t unnecessarily long, and unfortunately, the writer of Head Over Bills took away that effect.

Regardless, the subtle comic character of Bimbo Ademoye played a huge role in not making the film boring. Kudos on that.

Another problem with the story is that it seemed the writer was tired, and considering she had spent a lot of time doing the unnecessary, she rushed the ending.

What happened to Starlight Group eventually and its competitors? That resolution was too essential to have been ignored. 

The directing was also a good one, and although there are a few flaws here and there, the director did a good job although she did somehow fail to pay attention to specific details.

Regardless, the director did an excellent job with the casting. The three sisters have similar physical attributes and choosing Shaffy Bello as the mother was indeed inspired and laudable.

The acting was one of the highlights of Head Over Bills. Shaffy Bello killed that elite mother role, and even the young version of her character did an amazing job.

Bimbo Ademoye is a beautiful actress and the way she can switch from the comic Bimbo to the emotional one and then the serious one? It was the icing on the film.

I must add that what the director did with Anita Joseph’s character was good. Speaking of the cinematography, costume, and makeup, they were top-notch.

Shout out to the costume especially those dresses which were hot and got the perfect bodies to flaunt them!

In all, Head Over Bills is a good watch and would get a 6/10 from me.

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