Wow, wow, wow! Ghanaian movie – Contract is a must watch if you haven’t seen it yet.
Apart from TORN and THE MEETING, Contract is another movie that I totally enjoyed from the very first scene….it’s actually the very first Ghanaian movie I enjoyed!
I loved every moment of it, I
didn’t feel tired at any point and it is totally worth seeing.
I was going to review IT for last Friday with plans to review Saheed Balogun’s newly released ‘Your Or I’ dvd movie, for today but as they say, what man proposes, God disposes.
Written By: Hetty Owusu & Shirley Frimpong-Manso
Produced By: Yvonne Okoro, Ken Attoh and Shirley Frimpong-Manso
Starring: Hlomla Dandala (Jacob’s Cross), Joseph Benjamin and Yvonne Okoro
Successful Businessman Peter Popolampo (Hlomla Dandala) is the ultimate “Tiger”, as he
likes to call himself. Despite his mother’s persistent attempt to find
him a woman, Peter sticks to his rule of non-committal casual dates,
freedom and controlling his life until a yearning to have a child
In his quest to find the woman who will take his money, have his child
and disappear, Peter begins a roller coaster, contracted relationship
with Abena Boateng (Yvonne Okoro), a crude but clever local girl who is anything but
impressed with Peter’s affluence.
With a clear definitive contract outlining the do’s and dont’s of
bearing Peter Popolampo’s child, these two opposites must exercise every
ounce of will power not to kill each other until the child is born.
The movie is an unsuspecting romantic comedy with unusual twists that expose the flaws in being in control of one’s life.
A fun and absolutely hilarious script. The choice of locations, lighting and the absolute perfection sought out in every scene as I could hardly notice any mistake or plot hole. I love the way words weren’t necessary in depicting some really important details (like using Peter’s jogging along the beach to count the months.) For me, this movie is the best it could make out of this script. It couldn’t have been better.
The Ghollywood, Nollywood and Sollywood (humour me please) team up was just beautiful. The choice of characters for this movie was totally apt. If you are familiar with Jacob’s Cross, then it won’t come to you as a surprise that Hlomla was at the top of his game. He was a good alpha male, running his life as a routine and never wanting his schedule broken. His role was totally relatable to what we have out there and when people say roles are made for certain people, this role was created with him in mind and it was totally commendable.
Joseph Benjamin pulled off the perfect sidekick role. He was awesome, his character played an extremely vital role in advising his loyal buddy and not insisting his friend change his ways, I loved his demure and carriage playing this role was a winner for me and I can’t readily think of anyone who the role suited more like it did Joseph.
But Yvonne was my favourite act in the movie.
As a crude girl she was almost village like, naïve but still held on to her pride.
The woes came in with directing though! The sex screens and its unflattering sound felt over done. I would love to know, what the director thinking when Peter and a pregnant Abena were making out and he was literally on top of her tummy, yuck….oh by the way, there was a twist in the end.
Have you seen the movie, what do you think of it?
You can watch the trailer HERE.