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    • Direction 3.0
    • Acting 3.0
    • Dialogue 3.0
    • Screen Play 3.0
    • Visuals 2.0

    The Man of God

    PG - Drama | April 16, 2022 Storyline:

    Akah Nnani stars as Samuel, a conflicted young man who forsakes his harsh Christian upbringing to live the life he wishes. As he gets older, he realises that his soul remains caught between the world he is used to and the life he left behind.

    • 2.8
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    Reviewed by Sydney Elike - 2 years ago

    Director Bolanle Austen-Peters takes on a societal issue revolving around the Christian religion in Nigeria. To a large extent, she succeeds and the actors deliver, with only the ending almost ruining the good work.

    As the layered protagonist, lead star Akah Nnani does a fine job, making you see the world through the eyes of someone whose distaste for the faith seems to haunt his life.

    First off, Samuel (Nnani's character) is not Mr. Goody Goody; a fact that he knows after deliberately choosing to be the direct opposite of what his father (a popular cleric) wants him to be.

    It is the hero's imperfection, inner struggles, and journey that make him a compelling character, one that is mostly lacking in Nollywood movies nowadays.

    Osas Ighodaro and Atlanta Briget Johnson are remarkable as two of the supporting characters who have the most influence on the protagonist. I couldn't fault their performances, especially the latter who displayed a variety of emotions convincingly despite her relatively short screen time.

    The theme of religion vs faith is depicted in a way that comes across as naturalistic. Many will no doubt take offense to this rather touchy subject but I feel the director did a commendable job.

    The plot progression is good, and we see characters grow (as they should) throughout the length of the film. 

    The tone shifts frequently from light-hearted to serious, to comical, and then continues in that cycle. While that is not a bad thing, it would have been better to strike a balance as that didn't happen.

    The comic relief is done quite well, and this is where another significant supporting character, Rekya, comes in. 

    Played by the talented Dorcas Shola Fapson, Rekya represents the very thing that the hero wants to be. His association with this rather amoral person shapes and defines him.

    As Rekya, Fapson is simply amazing, stealing the show every time she appears. Constantly walking the dangerous path, her character is one of the best things about the film.

    I have said a lot of positive things about The Man of God and may not have much to say about its downsides. But one is the speedy romance between Samuel and Joy. While there was chemistry between the actors, the love thing felt forced.

    Another negative thing about the film is what I would call a lazy and convenient ending (I won't get into details so as not to spoil it for movie fans). 

    Besides the two points above, The Man of God makes for a worthy piece of entertainment while being educative and instructive.

     

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    • Direction 2.0
    • Acting 2.0
    • Dialogue 2.0
    • Screen Play 3.0
    • Visuals 3.0

    I Am Nazzy

    PG - Rom-Com | April 1, 2022 Storyline:

    A fast-rising music artist’s picture-perfect life suddenly goes haywire when she accidentally switches places with a doppelganger. All attempts to prove her identity are futile, and she is subjected to a whole new life without the glitz and glamour. Will she lose herself or embark on a journey of self-discovery?

    • 2.4
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    Reviewed by Damilare Odunayo - 2 years ago

    Movies in the cinema these days are filled with both standard and substandard movies. The fear of many cinema goers revolves around whether or not they get value for their money or they come home with drooping heads and a familiar distaste in their souls. 

    A lot of times, you go to the cinema not sure if the movie will blow your mind or leave you angry. 

    With this in mind, I matched on to the cinema to either meet euphoria or distaste like old friends.

    ‘I am Nazzy’ is the story of a female superstar, Lady, who isn’t comfortable with the celebrity life and all the scandals and expectations that come with it.

    She decides to visit a therapist, and there, she is advised to take a break from all the troubles and expectations of celebrity life. Unfortunately, her manager isn’t going to have any of that. 

    Coincidentally, Lady meets her look-alike, Nazzy, in the bathroom, and although they are both shocked to see how much they look alike, it seems like a perfect opportunity for Lady to execute her plan. 

    She makes a deal with Nazzy to swap identities for 24 hours so that she can have the break that she so wishes.

    It seems like a welcome idea to Nazzy who had also always wanted to have a feel of the celebrity life; something around the premise of 'The Princess And The Pauper'.

    So, the two ladies switch roles, and this becomes the genesis of our tale.

    For one, ‘I am Nazzy’ started on a high note as the first scenes were captivating enough. The storyline isn’t a bad one at all. It could hold the audience from the beginning to the end of the movie to a certain extent.

    I cannot say the same about the directing because it seems like the director still has a lot of things to learn. 

    There are so many unbelievable things in the film that would make you ask if the filmmaker thinks we are too unintelligent to notice. Well, we saw them all. 

    To mention a few, with that kind of remarkable difference, how did only the driver and close friend know the girls swapped? Even Naza’s mother didn’t know she wasn’t living with her own daughter? 

    The editor of the film sure has a long way to go in mastering his skill. Nollywood has grown beyond an actor playing different roles staying far from each other. We have seen these characters hug in other films, so it was shocking to see that Lady and Naza barely stood in close proximity throughout the movie. 

    One thing the director did get right with ‘I am Nazzy’ is the selection of characters. The acting is excellent, and if not anything, it will keep you glued to the screen till the end of the movie. 

    Chinonso Arubayi is effortlessly a beautiful actress, and seeing her play those two characters so well is applaudable. 

    Jide Kene and Jimi Odukoya also did great. Ada Jesus also deserves an accolade, and of course, IK Ogbonna knows how to hold his characters well. 

    Chioma Nwosu is always a delight to watch, and thanks to Buchi the Comedian for giving us the light tone in the movie.

    The wardrobe and makeup should also not be left out of commendation as I couldn't exactly point to a scene where they missed it.

    Location sourcing did their jobs with premium capabilities as it was refreshing to see the length the Nigerian movie would go to actualise their plans.

    Regardless of the flaws in ‘I am Nazzy’, it isn’t so much of a bad watch, and for ratings, it will get a 6/10.

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    • Direction 3.0
    • Acting 3.0
    • Dialogue 3.0
    • Screen Play 3.0
    • Visuals 3.0

    Morbius

    PG - Sci-fi, Action | April 1, 2022 Storyline:

    Michael Morbius is a doctor desperate to find a cure for his affliction. Throwing caution to the wind, he splices the genes of vampire bats and creates a solution that changes him forever, enhancing his physical abilities. But with the good comes the bad as he develops a craving for human blood.

    • 3.0
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    Reviewed by Sydney Elike - 2 years ago

    At the risk of being bashed, I daresay Morbius is a genuinely entertaining film that has been grossly misunderstood or is deliberately being slammed by naysayers.

    Jared Leto brings the Marvel Comics vampire legend to life as Daniel Espinosa takes the reins as director in a film that should please comic book fans who see it without unrealistic expectations.

    Tapping from its source material, this has a pretty generic plot; a sick genius develops a cure for his ailment and becomes an enhanced being. However, his gift comes with a curse and as he races against time to try to stop himself from becoming a monster, the cops close in on his trail.

    My advice to movie fans is simply this; do not mind the harsh reviews, just try and see this for yourself and you might be pleasantly surprised as I was.

    For the first time (as far as I know), the vampire action is portrayed in a different way and this is obviously why a lot of naysayers are saying the action sucks. I disagree as I enjoyed the fight scenes and the special effects.

    As the eponymous character, Jared Leto is compelling enough to convince you he is the conflicted hero. His role here doesn't require the method acting he is famous for but he still delivers in his performance as the fanged doctor.

    Matt Smith is simply deliciously devilish as the antagonist; he is the opposite of Morbius and at some point, he almost outshines the lead star.

    Apart from Adria Arjona who plays Morbuis' love interest, the supporting characters are rather insignificant and seem to be just there for little or no reason.

    The musical score matches the film perfectly and the I can't remember a dull moment.

    Perhaps the most noticeable downside of this film is the fact that (spoiler alert!!) there was only a scene or two where blood is shown. 

    This is a vampire movie for Godssake! Why would you make it PG-13? I assume it's to make it appealing to a wider audience but in so doing, the director robs it of one of its most fundamental aspects.

    Other than the above and the totally predictable plot, occasioned by some subpar acting by a few characters, Morbius is well worth the watch.

     

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    • Direction 3.0
    • Acting 3.0
    • Dialogue 3.0
    • Screen Play 3.0
    • Visuals 3.0

    The Adam Project

    PG - Action Sci-fi, Comedy | March 11, 2022 Storyline:

    Adam Reed, a time-traveling pilot, accidentally crash-lands in 2022 and teams up with his 12-year-old self to save the future.

    • 3.0
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    Reviewed by Sydney Elike - 2 years ago

    Those who know Ryan Reynolds should know what to expect from any movie he appears in. Here, he continues his tradition of playing basically the same character with snide remarks, unending jokes, and sarcastic quips. But that doesn't stop The Adam Project from being a totally enjoyable film.

    Reynolds plays Adam Reed who meets his younger self while on a mission to find a loved one and alter the future. While bonding, the two learn the importance of cherishing every second spent with family members.

    The lead star does what he does best; crack jokes while bringing his charm and charisma to bear as the protagonist whose connections to those he loves make him a loveable character.

    Unlike some other films where those jokes are mostly not needed, the actor's humourous lines here are essential to the establishment of his character as someone who hides his pain under those jokes.

    While Reynolds is compelling as the lead, the young actor who plays his 12-year-old self, Alex Mallari Jr., is equally amazing. He definitely measures up to the older actor, dishing out his endless verbal comments and almost outshining his older self in the process.

    Zoe Saldana appears for a shorter time than I expected but the impression her character makes is one that reverberates for the entirety of the film. She is a great actress and I loved seeing her kick some ass.

    Mark Ruffalo plays Louis Reed, the hero's father in a part that very much reminded me of his role as Bruce Banner in the MCU. While he doesn't really do anything outstanding, the short time he shows vulnerability towards the end is a testament to his dexterity as a thespian.

    I won't leave out the lovable Jennifer Garner whose performance as Adam's mother is convincing and impressive. Her part, though small, also adds to the plot development and character arc of the hero.

    The action is good for the most part (a few sequences were subpar), the special effects are not bad, and the humour is not out of place.

    The Adam Project has its flaws but that is okay because it does everything an action comedy film sets out to do; entertain outrageously.

     

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    • Direction 4.0
    • Acting 3.0
    • Dialogue 3.0
    • Screen Play 4.0
    • Visuals 4.0

    Turning Red

    PG - Animation, Comedy | March 11, 2022 Storyline:

    Meilin 'Mei' Lee is a 13-year-old Chinese-Canadian whose life is changed when she discovers that she turns into a giant red panda whenever she becomes too excited or stressed.

    • 3.6
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    Reviewed by Sydney Elike - 2 years ago

    Not a lot of films take on the subject matter of adolescence with such heart, humour, and dazzlement like Turning Red does. The trailers definitely do not do justice to this unforgettable roller coaster of a ride.

    From Disney and Pixar comes the tale of a girl who must find a way to reverse her condition when she begins turning into a giant panda shortly after clocking 13.

    The protagonist Mei finds out that her predicament runs within her family and her quest for a lasting solution leads to a clash with her overbearing and doting mother who is bent on raising the perfect daughter.

    Over the years, Disney has made very good animated films but with Pixar, they always strike gold. Here, they bring their Midas touch to bear, creating a whole new experience for fans of the animation genre.

    While I won't really heap praise on the character designs, I would say the animation is bright and colourful; the vibrance seems to leap off the screen, especially in the visual effects sequences.

    I have a lot of positive words to say about this film but at the heart of all the glitter is a story we can all relate to; a child who wants nothing more than to grow up and experience life for herself.

    One of the best things about Turning Red is the humour. I laughed most of the time and was sober during the film's touching moments.

    The characters are memorable, the plot is engaging, and the third act is epic in every sense of the word.

    It's been a while since an animated movie brought out a wide range of emotions in me, and I say a big kudos to the Mouse House and Pixar for this wonderful feature.

    Turning Red is an amazing film, one of Disney/Pixar's best in recent memory and I guarantee that fans of the genre will not be disappointed. 

     

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    • Direction 3.0
    • Acting 3.0
    • Dialogue 3.0
    • Screen Play 3.0
    • Visuals 3.0

    Cake

    PG - Rom-Com | February 25, 2022 Storyline:

    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.

    • 3.0
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    Reviewed by Sydney Elike - 2 years ago

    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.

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    • Direction 3.0
    • Acting 3.0
    • Dialogue 3.0
    • Screen Play 3.0
    • Visuals 3.0

    The Batman

    PG - Superhero, Action Drama, Thriller | March 4, 2022 Storyline:

    Robert Pattinson steps into the role of the Caped Crusader who joins forces with officer Jim Gordon and Selina Kyle to solve a string of murders by The Riddler.

    • 3.0
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    Reviewed by Sydney Elike - 2 years ago

    Easily one of the most anticipated films of 2022, The Batman delivers when it comes to storyline, drama, and acting. Those expecting something outstanding will be a bit disappointed.

    Being familiar with director Matt Reeves' earlier works made me prepare myself for a film that would focus more on the plot than other aspects like action, stunts, and special effects. While this is a good thing, it is not enough when it comes to the superhero genre.

    I won't delve into the story as fans of the Dark Knight know basically what it entails. Be that as it may, the plot progression is commendable and the bits and pieces fit in realistically, with a unique twist at the end.

    Robert Pattinson is convincing as the nocturnal superhero; there is charisma, poise, and even the scowling behind the mask. But as Bruce Wayne, he doesn't impress much.

    Zoe Kravitz equally shines as Selina Kyle/Catwoman but I feel she was underutilized. Her chemistry with Pattinson is smothering but her character isn't given much to work with.

    Jeffrey Wright is a talented actor who plays Detective Jim Gordon well but doesn't really bring anything new to the role.

    As Alfred Pennyworth, Andy Serkis is more of a grumpy foster dad/mentor than the capable butler I expected him to be. 

    I enjoyed the score as I feel it was well-suited for the film, especially in the scenes where the eponymous character shows up.

    Also, this is where Batman really puts his detective skills to work. The way he unravels the mysteries behind the riddles and murders is portrayed in a way never before seen onscreen.

    While this is definitely not the best Batman film, it does manage to stir something more positive than what we saw with Ben Affleck's previous outings.

     

     

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    • Direction 3.0
    • Acting 3.0
    • Dialogue 3.0
    • Screen Play 3.0
    • Visuals 3.0

    Uncharted

    PG - Action, Adventure | February 11, 2022 Storyline:

    Based on the popular video game franchise, this film sees a young Nathan Drake join Victor 'Sully' Sullivan on an adventure to locate the greatest treasure never found.

    • 3.0
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    Reviewed by Sydney Elike - 2 years ago

    Adapting a video game to the big screen has always been a tricky task. Most of the ones before have failed to meet up with the lofty expectations of fans so I went into the cinema with a little bit of skepticism for this one.

    Spider-Man star Tom Holland stars as a younger version of Nathan Drake who is approached by Sully (Mark Wahlberg) to assist him to find some treasure that may lead to the former's long-lost brother.

    The duo is joined by Chloe Frazer (Sophia Ali) who constantly walks the line between friend and foe. Also hunting for the treasure is the ruthless Santiago Moncada (Antonio Banderas) who is bent on restoring glory to his family name.

    As Nathan and Sully begin the quest that sees them journey to exotic locations around the world, the cat-and-mouse game turns deadly, and the inevitable betrayals that ensue test their fragile bond.

    Uncharted is full of the expected cliches and cheesy one-liners for the first half of its runtime but Holland and Wahlberg's great chemistry more than make up for that.

    Holland is perfect as Nathan Drake; his charm, charisma, and daredevil persona is quite the contrast from his Peter Parker role but there were times I felt like I was watching his MCU character.

    Wahlberg plays the reluctant mentor part quite well. He has been appearing in action films for a long time but doesn't eclipse his younger co-star as both of them shine in the lead roles.

    Banderas doesn't bring anything special in the antagonist area and I was pleasantly surprised when it was revealed that he was only the secondary villain.

    The dialogue is interesting (the never-ending quips and banter between the hero and Sully is fun), the cinematography is pretty cool (especially in the action scenes), and the direction while not sublime, is far beyond mediocre.

    I was disappointed by the fight scenes early on until they became glorious and epic in the third act, featuring one breathtaking sequence after another; a good homage to what we have seen in the source material.

    If I had to summarize Uncharted in one sentence, it would be this; Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg kick ass and make this film more fun than expected with their bromance.

     

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    • Direction 3.0
    • Acting 3.0
    • Dialogue 3.0
    • Screen Play 3.0
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    Kimi

    PG - Sci-fi Thriller, Drama | February 10, 2022 Storyline:

    An agoraphobic tech worker hears what she presumes to be a prelude to murder and in her quest to unmask those involved ends up pitting herself against a powerful corporation whose leadership will stop at nothing to silence her.

    • 3.0
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    Reviewed by Sydney Elike - 2 years ago

    Zoe Kravitz plays the protagonist, Angela Childs, a tech genius with a mental and behavioural disorder whose normal day becomes interesting when she hears what she assumes is a recording of a woman being killed.

    I started watching this movie without any prior knowledge of what to expect since I knew nothing about it and didn't see the trailer.

    The first 20 minutes or so were a test on my nerves as I was tempted to stop watching at a point, no thanks to the slow pacing and director Steven Soderbergh taking his time to flesh out the character of Angela, her insecurities, desires, and isolation.

    Things became interesting when Angela begins her quest to find out who murdered the woman in the recording. It's a path that leads her to the higher powers in her own company and before she knows it, she finds herself on the run as her pursuers close in from every direction.

    We live in a world of technology. While that has greatly aided us in a lot of ways, it could also prove to become our undoing as is portrayed here.

    Kravitz stuns with her acting skills; I can't fault her in any way as she perfectly embodied everything you come to expect from an agoraphobic person.

    The editing (especially the sound editing) is flawless (I was reminded yet again how much of a professional Soderbergh is in making the irrelevant and uninteresting appealing).

    The attention to detail in the scenes where Angela navigates her way on her computer while doing her job is as naturalistic as it is convincing.

    When things begin to build up for the climax where the heroine must fight to live or die trying, the viewer is thrust straight into the events unfolding on screen and with bated breath can only hope that the story ends well for Angela.

    Kimi is one of those movies that can't really be called outstanding but grows on you, making you realize that a film doesn't have to be to be enjoyed. 

    From the dialogue, Soderbergh's interpretation, and Kravitz's riveting outing, this is a unique film I found interesting and recommend to those patient enough for the reward it brings eventually.

     

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    • Direction 3.0
    • Acting 3.0
    • Dialogue 3.0
    • Screen Play 3.0
    • Visuals 3.0

    Head Over Bills

    PG - Romance, Drama | 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.

    • 3.0
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    Reviewed by Sydney Elike - 2 years ago

    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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