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A Mother's Fight

Written By NollywoodRave on Friday, April 5, 2013 | 7:52 PM

Uche Jombo Studios presents
Synopsis: A young widow's world is turned upside down when her husband's relatives take everything that she owns, leaving her homeless. She faces a battle against archaic traditions and for the survival of her daughters. 
It only has one part

Genre: Drama
Directed bBy: Ike Nnaebue
Written By: Uche Jombo

No Trailer currently available

Bobby Obodo as Pascal                         Uche Jombo-Rodriguez as Ngozi

 Kiki Omeili as Uru

Although the trailer was never released, I favor Uche Jombo's storylines. I am, or at least so far, never disappointed. The movie is about an hour and a half long, probably a little longer, but it felt so much shorter. The story line was simple, different, and it explores a very important aspect in our culture. 

If you have ever watched the movie, WIDOW, with Stella Damasus and RMD, the representation of the traditional treatment of widows in that movie was to the T and a real eye opener. This movie explores that aspect but not to the gruesome extent as that movie did. A mother's fight swept through the tradition: a widow having to drink her husband's dead body water after its been cleaned or having to sleep with his dead body to prove her innocence, but we did feel the pain and struggle Uche was going through in the movie.

The most aspect portrayed was the taking away of her husband's property after false accusation of poisoning him. Even if the autopsy report shows the man died from a heart attack or accident, his family will blame the woman for "poisoning their son" and take away his property for punishment, when in fact it's out of greed. But i truly enjoyed the realistic film and the way it was done without the need of romance.

Breaking it down:
Bobby Obodo: 
Okay when i saw his name in the opening credits, my original thought was "chai! my fine bobo is back", only to realize that he was the husband. Disappointment toh badt ooooo. Uche no fit give me the eye candy make i enjoy small? He had few minor scenes but the guy will become a force to reckon with. His acting was 3 stars of 5.

Uche Jombo:
 If you frequent this blog, you already know how i feel about this lady. Love her acting skills. She's too much but there's always room for improvement. Her acting was 4 solid stars.

The Visual was clear [4 of 5 stars], the audio pretty constant; not the typical fade in and out.[3 of 5 stars] and the casting was on point. 

It was centered around Uche's life after her husband dies and the struggles she has to face. How friends and family can turn their backs in the blink of an eye. How strong a mother's love can truly be.

Memorable Quote:
"Hey hey hey...i'll bring it to you. Enjoy the rays of the sun small."
"What if they attack you."          "ah ah i'm a lagos babe"

Bobby is late for work so Uche says "i made you a sandwich" and hands him a rice cooler.
Just thought it was an lol moment.

Would I recommend it?
I most definitely would.
The plot was touching although not as fully developed as i expected because 37 minutes into the movie, i noted that it hadn't really progressed in dealing with the tradition, at least as i expected. It was more light-hearted than a full blown movie on the unfair treatment on widows. To me the movie is only one genre, although i did expect a little bit of romance, the option to keep it out just made the film more unique. It included a bit of comedy (which made the movie light-hearted) and a bit of flashback romance. 

Will you watch it?
Did you watch it? If so, what did you think?
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1 comment:

  1. Caramelle CharismaApril 7, 2013 at 6:03 AM

    I lived it and it was way better than that junkie Dr Bello. Its funny everyone complains about part 1 and 2 but when a concise film is made they start begging or part 2 lol


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