Posted in Eject by - September 25, 2016

Starring: Chelsea Eze, Deyemi Okanlawon, Tamara Etiemo, Bimbo Ademoye

A cheating man attempts to dissuade his wife from accepting a new job where she’d be unwittingly working alongside the “other woman.”

The marriage between Kay and Veno (Deyemi Okanlawon & Chelsea Eze) had become a little rusty. They were a young couple with a bright future but something wasn’t quite right. Veno had been tolerating the marriage but Kay had a few secret rolls in the hay with Silo (Bimbo Ademoye).

While Veno was away on business, Kay invited Silo to spend the night in his home. She was unaware that he was married and on the following morning, he rushed out to work leaving her in his home. As Silo got dressed she accidentally split her skirt and had to borrow a dress from Veno’s closet.

Veno unexpectedly returned from her trip for an interview which was coincidently conducted by Silo and her co-workers. The dress caused a stir as Veno instantly recognized it and commented. Silo suspected that Veno was Kay’s wife and later learned that her suspicions were correct.

Veno got the job and at first Silo tried to make Veno’s workload difficult but then things changed course as the two women became friendly. As life would have it, the truth came to light forcing Veno to reconsider her relationships.

Let’s Talk. This is a light-hearted drama with an air of humor. It mainly dealt with infidelity but there were a few concerns with the story.

First of all, if a movie opens with a sex scene it should be a hot one. We don’t know the characters, the story hasn’t started, so the best way to rope us in would be to create a sizzling scene that makes us cringe, uncomfortable, aroused, shocked…something. That wasn’t the case here. It’s best that mediocre sex scenes be placed in the middle of the movie.

Speaking of sex, the movie raised the topic of, and seemed to endorse the use of sexual toys. Do we need accessories in the bedroom? To each his own. I’ll leave it at that.

Also worth a mention is the dress. How come Silo figured out what was going on but Veno didn’t? Since Veno saw Silo wearing a dress that looked just like the one her tailor made for her, and then she went home to find that hers was missing, she should have suspected that Silo was connected to her husband. Characters that are stupid or develop convenient amnesia for story purposes are insulting to one’s intelligence.

Also odd was that Silo went into a closet in Kay’s home that contained all women’s clothing. At that point she should have figured that he was married, right? Who did she think the clothes belonged to? Whose dress did she think she was borrowing? His mother’s??

What should have been the climax of the movie fell very flat. It would have been interesting to see how Kay explained his way out of a love affair with his wife’s co-worker.

The mere fact that a man brought a woman into his marital home and slept with her in his bed called for some sort of punishment. I mean, who leaves the other woman in the home that he shares with his wife? That’s sloppy! And guess what? The same bed sheets were seen in a subsequent scene which means he didn’t even have the decency to change them!

On a favorable note, the movie had a few attempts at humor. Some of it worked and some didn’t. One of the funnier scenes was when Veno kicked Kay in his private parts. Funny!

What women can take away from this movie is that we don’t necessarily have to hate each other because of a man. It doesn’t have to be an all out war and the blame should be placed on the person that disrespected their relationship.

Performances? The actors brought their “A” game to a “C” movie.

Audio and video sufficed.

Needless to say, this was not Uduak Oguamanam’s best screenplay. “Kiss & Tell” with its witty dialogue and “On Bended Knees” were better written screenplays.

This movie wasn’t a hardship watch; it’s just that the story was inept. EJECT

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