You see someone like Patience Ozokwor in a movie, and you tell yourself you are in for a film full of plenty of drama. Did Mama’s Big Stick give us that dramatic vibe, or was it an attempt gone wrong? We’d see.
Mama’s Big Stick revolves around a couple (Mofe Duncan and Peggy Ovire) and their mothers who desperately wanted them to have grandchildren. So the couple decided to take their mothers (Patience Ozokwo and Maureen Ihua) on vacation. Still, it seemed like a vacation gone wrong because the mothers constantly looked for mischievous ways to get their children to have sex so that the wife could get pregnant.
At intervals, the mothers have misunderstandings, but they both always find a way to come back to becoming friends to achieve their aim. The main problem starts when they find out the daughter is on birth pills, but unfortunately for her, even after she decided to stop using the birth pill, she was unable to conceive. Did she eventually get pregnant?
Unlike most comic Nollywood movies, Mama’s Big Stick has a beautiful storyline and good plot structure. You get the essence of the film early in the movie, and the pace is impressive. We didn’t have to look for the comedy in the film because you are bound to have a good laugh throughout the film. It’s nice that despite being a comedy, Mama’s Big Stick is not so predictable, and just when you think you have gotten to the end of the film, something else pops up. The wave from the comic part to the emotional part makes it feel good. And oh Yes, Mama’s Big Stick would make you fall in love. From beginning to the end, Mama’s Big Stick is a good watch.
The actors in Mama’s Big Stick deserve all the accolades. They held the film from start to finish, carrying the right emotions at every point in time. The acting felt so real, and considering we haven’t seen Patience Ozokwor in a while, seeing her felt like she didn’t even leave the screen at all. We sure want to see more of her in movies. For Mofe Duncan and Peggy Ivie, their chemistry was believable and they would somehow make you scream “God When”. Not to leave Maureen Ihua, too, for doing justice to her role.
The director also did a great job, especially with the film’s pace, and there are barely any loopholes in the movie. Well, aside from a scene where sick Peggy had eyelashes early in the morning. Like why now. Beyond that, the directing of Mama’s Big Stick is a good one.
The cinematographer did a good job with the picture quality and the angles of his scenes. He sure fed our eyes well with area views while seeing the movie.
Let’s say Mama’s Big Stick is a good watch, and for ratings, it would get a 10/10.