You know the classic case of “she’s just just my best friend”, then you break up and find that he’s getting married to said “best friend”. Kambili was exhibit 204.
So many times, we get the question, “would you let your partner have a best friend of the opposite gender?” The different takes on this topic are so polar that it comes up every two months. I could easily review this movie storyline from the storyteller’s POV, but what fun would that be? Here’s the character, Linda’s version.
In whatever version there is, Paul is an a**. Glad to have put that out of the way.
Linda was not the best person, we know. However, she was not crazy. She had every reason to worry, and if the final scene was not evidence, I don’t know what would. Her partner had a female best friend who invaded his space. He did things with her that he never did with her.
“Babe she is just a friend”
I can imagine her reaction when she finally sees their pre-wedding photoshoot on social media. You can fault her attitude but not her reason.
Kambili was at a transitional stage in her life. She hated her job and waking up at early hours. Most of us have been in that same position. Her character was relatable. She seemed to have hit rock bottom.
After getting suspended from work, it was evident how lost she was. With no personal savings from a ‘shopaholoc syndrome’ and no direction, she was toast. Her mother was rich but their relationship wasn’t as great. That was a storyline I would’ve appreciated more exploration on. I was confused.
Then there was Paul, the type of boyfriend that is great at putting their partner down so they feel grateful being with you. The effects of being dumped by someone like this was evident. She then set out working hard just to get him back.
Personally, the true happy ending was seeing her get in a good sleep. She finally had balance. I’m glad we did not get the typical movie illusion about businesses booming within two days.
This was the most refreshing casting I have seem in a while. Nancy is a breath of freah air every time she acts. She has a way of portraying her characters in the best way. Sharon seems to have mastered the act for “whyny girlfriends”. Her act in “Oloture” was very commendable. Hopefully she moves away from these roles before it becomes a stereotype. The movie director deserves an accolade for this one.
I liked it. If you’re thinking about seeing it, do it.
Picture Quality: 70%
Story: 70% (I love cheese romance!)
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