Uru Eke, Seun Akindele, Lepacious Bose, Sylvya Oluchy
Last night my friends and I went to see Sin City but after an
excited chat with Omoni Oboli I immediately changed my mind and decided
to watch Being Mrs Elliot, I think it was the way she confidently said I
would be glad I chose to watch it. And boy, was I glad.The moment the movie begins you may find yourself
wondering if you’re about to waste yet another two hours of your life
and if you should just get up and quit while you’re still ahead, a few
minutes in and you find yourself relaxing into your seat and thinking
this might not be so bad, after all. A few more minutes, the plot is
already being played out, the story is coming to life and you find
yourself gradually being sucked in.
Just when you’re about to
remind yourself not to fall in love just yet; Nollywood movies have a
way of leaving you high and dry like a cruel lover, the comedy takes
over and as you burst into uncontrolled bouts of laughter you find your
mind losing track of that particular worry.
While I’ve never
availed myself to AY’s brand of comedy, he brings a unique flavour to
this movie that leaves you in stitches from laughing so hard.
is smoking hot as usual, and once again I’m shattered that Nigeria
cannot claim him to be ours, he’s easily one of the best actors West
Africa! Actually, Majid wasn’t the only impressive actor, all the
characters translated their roles to perfection, and am I the only one
who thinks Uru Eke is underrated?
But seriously guys, don’t you
just hate it when you go to the movies and everyone is talking loudly,
muttering excitedly, squealing, exclaiming, crying, shouting, laughing
belligerently? Well, be prepared because even you wouldn’t be able to
sit or stay still. You will be one of those annoying noise makers at the
movies when you watch this one, it’s completely unpredictable and
My friends and I were constantly arguing and
analyzing points (not many Nollywood movies have that effect), or
frequently giggling while simultaneously on the edges of our seats.
There was not a dull moment, but what was more impressive is that this
movie had so many elements which are usually lacking in Nollywood
movies; true romance, drama, comedy, suspense and the best;
unpredictability. All wrapped in one! And that last element is the
reason I doff my hat to Omoni; any Nigerian movie that leaves me
completely uncertain as to how it would end up until I get to the very
end, gets applause from me, Being Mrs Elliot takes the cake.
me the only minus in the movie was the several layers of foundation on
Omoni Oboli’s face in some scenes. Also I wish they’d gone about the
numerous advertisements or brand publicity with more subtlety, in such a
way that you could watch that scene and take note of the brand, without
knowing that the producers actually intended for you to notice it. It
was a bit too obvious.
But save these two points, I’m completely
in love with this movie, so much so that I’m going to do something I’ve
not done in about 10 years, since Ego Boyo’s Keeping Faith; I’m going to
watch a Nollywood movie a second time, I’m watching Being Mrs Elliot
And no guys, this isn’t a paid advertisement, I’m
genuinely impassioned by what I watched last night. I’ve always known I
love Omoni Oboli, but I only just found out why last night…..
Written by Thelma
was laughing, sighing, wiping tears, oohing-and-aahing. Omoni has
outdone herself! Witty conversations, thigh-clapping hilarity, superb
cinematography, dazzling performances, crisp and animated. Long before
phony friends and Louboutins, pricey rocks and chic makeup… there was
love- in all its saccharine delight.
“Being Mrs. Elliot” parades a cast and a story filled with warmth that
leaves the required sweetened after-taste of comedy mixed with romance
and a bit of leisurely suspense. The movie borrows our dissatisfaction,
curiosities, hopes and hopelessness, and weaves into it the conviction
that is true love.
known in crisp picture when a village traditional doctor (AY Makun)
found Mrs. Lara Elliot (Omoni Oboli)- an accident victim, discovered in
the thick of nowhere, away from her life of luxury in the metropolis,
and brought into the shed that was to become her new home.
suffers amnesia, but even that could not conceal the discomfort of this
lowly living; a prick of sub-consciousness tries to bring back a past
that she must reclaim; yet not forthcoming with memory, she decides to
relax in the arms of love- spread wide open by AY.
between bush paths, a rib-tickling love rival in the form of Bimpe
(Lepacious Bose), a rotund piece of theatrical belligerence who
constantly makes life nightmarish for Lara; but back-slapping humorous
for us- the popcorn viewers.
chirpy faux friends and an oh-so handsome husband, Bill Elliot (Majid),
with whom marriage had become a tactless chore. Lara Elliot had made the
trip to kill the nagging suspicion of a cheating husband- and alas,
call it naiveté or stupidity on the part of Bill, his wife catches him
beneath Nonye, his Personal Assistant.
just a massage- shoulder massage, with oils and sprawling nakedness and
sexy lingerie. Lara is still and angry, but finally finds her answers-
this marriage is a trifling joke!
just a clueless hot dude, probably the last one on the planet. But
looking so good and so sexy in all his cluelessness, you’d be quick to
forgive him, staring at those ripped arms… bless!)
So this leads to a chance encounter with a woman, Fisayo (Uru Eke), who
is running away from her present- she just witnessed the death of her
fiancé in the hands of political thugs. Hot on her trail and because
fright has its own unique smell, the thugs are sure to find her in the
small city, so she makes a run for it and tries to leave town…
two women meet- Lara and Fisayo. Conversation ensues… admiration of the
big wedding rock on one’s finger… an exchange… an accident… and their
lives create a twist that births mayhem.
Mrs Elliot” is consumed as ardently as chirpy gossip over drinks and
friendship, each lending its own colour and mischief. A sweet love
story; genuine with a lot of faith.
laughing, sighing, wiping tears, oohing-and-aahing. Omoni has outdone
herself! Witty conversations, thigh-clapping hilarity, superb
cinematography, dazzling performances, crisp and animated.
Makun puts up a heart-warming performance, Uru Eke does excellent work
with her bit, Lepacious Bose- bless her; she sparkles, hops and glows in
her buxom genius!
the funniest man in Nollywood! All he need do is bat his eyelid and
you’ll be rolling on the floor. A hiccup, a mispronounced word, a passé
act, quirky expressions, that shrink-of-a-voice… Umoh who played the cab
driver was resplendent; it broke my heart into tiny happy pieces.
has proven to be a woman of many parts- a great actor and a good
director. You will not miss the professional details lurking in the
movie- in between phone calls and the expected filtered sounds, for one.
is not running out of breath anytime soon; it is not slowing down.
Movies like “Being Mrs. Elliot” show us that the race tracks are just
being lined- for a marathon.
the weekend, we attended the premiere of the movie, Being Mrs. Elliot. The
movie already has 9 nominations in the 3rd annual GIAMA (Golden Icons Academy
Mrs. Elliot is such an intriguing movie with a twist that portrays both love
and betrayal. Do not be quick to conclude that it is another love story gone
wrong or maybe another fairytale copied from Hollywood. You should actually see
this and learn a thing or two from it.
from the makeup which wasn’t so fantastic, we do like the movie. Less dramatic
soundtracks, no prolonged conversations and the casting is not your popular
stars which you see being used and reused in every movie you watch. The
director did well to give other actors and actresses the platform to showcase
us, our best character is Bimpe played by Lepacious Bose. She gave us all the
comic relief we needed in that movie and our not so good character has to be
one of the friends of Mrs. Elliot whose name I cannot quite comprehend at the
moment. We are a bit confused as to why her acting was that way- Could it have
been her role or was she unable to deliver her role?
President of the Federal republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
the weekend, we attended the premiere of the movie, Being Mrs. Elliot.
The movie already has 9 nominations in the 3rd annual GIAMA (Golden
Icons Academy Movie Awards)
rich woman (Mrs. Elliot) who is married to a man (Bill Elliot) who loves
her so much despite her numerous whining and lack of good character and
sons whom Bill feels responsible for and brings them home against Mrs.
Elliot’s wish. At this point, the relationship is already at the edge
coupled with the not so good friends which Mrs. Elliot has that tries to
feed her mind with negative thoughts about her husband.
Mrs. Elliot who already suspects that her husband maybe having an affair
with his secretary, Nonye, goes after him when she calls and hears
Nonye’s voice in her husband’s room. Find out what happens when Mrs.
Elliot gets to Asaba and the events that followed after.
movie with a twist that portrays both love and betrayal. Do not be quick
to conclude that it is another love story gone wrong or maybe another
fairytale copied from Hollywood. You should actually see this and learn a
thing or two from it.
fantastic, we do like the movie. Less dramatic soundtracks, no prolonged
conversations and the casting is not your popular stars which you see
being used and reused in every movie you watch. The director did well to
give other actors and actresses the platform to showcase their talents.
played by Lepacious Bose. She gave us all the comic relief we needed in
that movie and our not so good character has to be one of the friends of
Mrs. Elliot whose name I cannot quite comprehend at the moment. We are a
bit confused as to why her acting was that way- Could it have been her
role or was she unable to deliver her role?
Silverbird cinemas from the 5th of September. Go out there, pick up your
ticket and let us know what you think about the movie. Just in case you
are not sure, this was the same movie that was seen by the President of
the Federal republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
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