Our movie of the week is ‘Married but living single’.
Cast: Funke Akindele, Joseph Benjamin, Tina Mba, Joke Silva, Kiki Omeili and Femi Brainard.
Produced by: Kalejaiye Paul
We all know Funke Akindele for her comic roles (not being able to speak proper English) and
razzness in movies, but in Married But Living Single, she breaks out of that role, tries out
something new and does a good job of it.
When the movie actually started, watching Funke Akindele speak “proper English” was kinda funny but I got used to her new role later on, lol, thumbs up Funke!
Married but living single tells the story of an ad executive who has a
problem with work life balance.
Set in present day Nigeria, Kate (Funke Akindele), an ambitious young woman, is
desperate to climb the corporate ladder so fast and attain career fulfillment,
even to the detriment of her family.
Kate is hell-bent on achieving and
affording the finer things of life as she expends a lot of time and energy on
her job. Her commitment to her career makes her lose a grip on her husband, her
child, and her home.
him to hasten the recuperating process, Kate agrees to go with her
husband, but as they are about to travel, Kate
is torn in between traveling to help her husband recuperate and winning
the biggest account ever for her company.
yet another ambitious young woman, Titi (Kiki Omeili), whose own ambition is
fueled by her deep passion to land a good man for herself.
available and, naturally, Mike is enamored with her. Before long both are
locked in a steamy hot affair.
family friend of Kate’s who tries her best to keep her home against her better
judgment even when faced with frequent emotional and physical abuse visited
upon her by her short tempered husband Patrick (Tunde Olaoye).
wake up and smell the coffee was her undoing. With no consideration for their
daughter who had to live the through mental and emotional abuse, which will
most certainly live permanent scars in her life, Lola stuck to her guns and
remained in a bad marriage until one morning she just didn’t wake up!
touches on all aspects the family—relationship, trust, neglect, and emotional
and physical abuse, as are evident in our daily living.
should be how to strike a balance between work and family and the trick is to
know where to draw the line.
a) Funke Akindele did a phenomenal job as the ad executive. She was able
to translate emotions into the screen and you found yourself understanding her
point of view and walking her struggle.
a) The opening award scene should have been shorter and the dancing scene (at the end) was
Joseph just didn’t have any sparks as I didn’t quite get that “oomph” that
would have made your heart sing just watching them.
suffer at least and ignore her for a while but he forgave her just like
that …..oh well!
That said, y’all should see the
movie and learn. The bottom line is we all need to find that balance.