Monday, November 3, 2008

Letters to A Stranger (Release Date: Nov 2007)



(though this is an old movie from last year, it still remains one of my favourite and thus would like to post "my" reviews.)

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STARRING:

Genevieve Nnaji, Yemi Blaq, Fred Amata, Ibinabo Fiberesima, Segun Arinze, Joke Silva and Eucharia Anoubi are in for less than 5mins and some new girl who is one of a character - her name is Elvina Ibru. It also Guest starring Dbanj - for a split second, if you bat an eye you might miss him.
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STORYLINE:
When a man (Fred) decides to put his mother (Joke Silva) and job before his woman then he should be ready to loose her to teh next available bachelor. Jemima's (Genny) love life hasnt been on the smooth path as she expected. She made a call to her sister (Ibinabo) but she dialed the wrong number. Let see the out come of this call she made. You don't have to find a perfect person to experience a perfect love. Starring Genevieve Nnaji, this spell binding love story would make you wonder ...Is love relative.
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MY REVIEW:
One of the MOST "BEAUTIFUL" nollywood stories i have ever watched. Its not your typical nollywood movie, but very very nice. The kind you just cuddle on your sofa with some coffee or tea and just enjoy. Come and see Yemi and his sweet talk straight out of some mills and boons combined with some broken english - Chei - it was something else. You have no choice but to fall in love with his character.
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The ending was a surprise to me yet very lovely and well ended. Fred did well on this story line. We need such difference in the industry - not like that stupidness fake accent, masquerade dressing,repititious script of a movie called "Most Wanted Batchelor".
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Go grab ya copy of Letters to the Stranger. It will be Money well spent if you looking for something "different" from the usual boring ole same ole script. This one is not predictable.
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Does anyone know if Yemi has any stage acting in his background cos sometimes i watch him and he reminds me of those broadway actors. Very smooth. If you never paid attention to him, you might like him in this movie. He nailed it.
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As for this Elvina Ibru lady, she is something else , but she comes across as such fun. SHe was annoying at times but love her character none the less. She will definately be remembered. I guess we will see more of her, base on audience response of this her first movie.Ibinabo looks good - Very "Toned" ( i am only complimenting her tone body i aint saying nothing bout her acting - lets just leave it at that). What is it - the new nollywood trend?. New year resolution, get toned - I like it.
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Watch this movie on a rainy night, with a cup of horlicks, a blanket. Yemi had me in shivers with those lines, I was damn brutha, i didnt know you had it like that, I melted hearing those words. Damn!!!!!!!!! Thats what we call "African lines from a man to a woman" - Yemi did well in this movie i aint gonna like, He nailed it ( i forgot about Genny's other great pair My Muna Obiekwe for a second - but i cant imagine how it will sound coming out of Muna's lips - different i guess, Yemi just nailed it, it felt like he is saying it to you ).
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I was disappointed it ended like it did - i guess i predicted the ending and I FAILED miserably ,but that was exciting. I also wish they'd kiss, but yall know Genny, she is selective of whom she kisses. You might get a peck or a hug, but only one person gets the real one My Genny never fails me. I absolutely love all she came out witht this year (2007), But i have to say this movie has to be my number 2 or 3 movie of 2007.
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Loved it. Fred Amata, u did great, and i know u might read this review. Good job. We hope to get more scripts like this in the future. Fred I guess You saved the best for Last.


We will publicise this movie for you all we can. No bootlegging - lets support this movie - its very good

Storyline Ratings: 8/10
Acting Ratings: 8/10

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

It was a great movie, but I did not like the ending . I was hoping that Jemima {Genevieve} ended up with Sadiq {Yemi} than Frederick.

Tell It Like It is said...

Well thats what makes it more interesting.The story line was great, the acting was great, the ending was unpredictable and best of all the whole movie was one part (which is what all nollywood movies should be instead of splitting it into many parts just for their greedy asses to maximise on profits).

Personally this movie remains one of my top favourites as well as Keeping Faith also starring Genevieve Nnaji. I love great storylines great acting all told in one part and not several parts.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't Fred a director or producer in this movie? I find it hard to watch him as an actor (and we are the same tribe and i loves me my people)


Nanko

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