Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Private Storm (Miss Tilii Movie Review)

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Starring
-Ramsey Nouah as Alex
-Omotola Jalade Ekeinde as Gina
-Ngozi Ezeonu as
-John Dumelo as
-Ufuoma Ejenabor as
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Written By
Vivian Ejike
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Produced By
Vivian Ejike
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Directed By
Lancelot Imaseun Oduwa.
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Theme
Domestic Violence, Drama, Romance,
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Storyline
He was the prince charming of every woman's dream with a beautiful fiancé Gina (Omotola Jalade) they made the perfect couple. As the saying goes "All that glitter is not gold", his jealousy took control of his anger causing him to rampage like a lion, constantly abusing her when any man come close to her. To the public she was a lucky woman with a handsome, successful fiancé and a happy home but silently suffered constant abuse. He knew how to work his ways around her by showering her with expensive gifts and best of surprises after abusing her. The story now gets interesting and complicated when the reason to his behavior was revealed. Is she still going to stay in an abusive relationship, when she have other men who could treat her better crawling at her feet?
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My Review
This is a great movie and touches on a subject very prevalent to society. Once again like Guilty Pleasures – Ramsey acted excellent in this movie and his role was very believable – I hate him and his violence. Omotola as you all know never disappoints either and played her role very well. Then there is JD whose part I think was more comedic in Part 1.
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I always judge women who stay in physically abusive relationship is the dumbest on earth but as time as gone by I have learnt not to judge - i mean in this movie for instance - when Ramsey was nice he was extremely nice - but when he was not nice - he turned into a totally new person like a real monster, beating on his woman out of jealousy.

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At least the movie leaves a great message for abused women to get the courage to up and leave like Gina did, and dont fear of telling friends and family to help you - there is nothing to be shy about.
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The one person who was getting on my nerves (and yall know am not big on brimerican accents aka british and american accents in our movies -i want my african movies strictly african - the slangings are a huge turn off) was the girl who played Gina's friend Uju - i mean i had to mute every scene of her in this movie - her voice - was utterly annoying. Her acting - not much to rave about - she was just "ok". Now the dude who played Ginas PR company boss (?) was a good actor - i hope to see more of him - he has good potential if he plays the right roles.
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One thing i like about Vivians movies - is the decor in the homes she uses. Some nollywood movies you will watch you will see the character in this big mansion yet the homeware (bed linen, tableware, kitchenware etc) do not reflect the class - if its a mansion i want to see classy stuff in the mansion to reflect it - a kitchen to reflect it etc - not just the living room.
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I am a fanatic of comtemporay interior decor (and a student at it now) so when i see that i get really impressed and in this movie i really liked the sheets used inthe bedroom scene, but Vivian - did you really think we will not figure out the same house you use in "Silent Scandal" is the same damn house you use as Ramsey's house in this movie - cmon - this can not be possibly the only house you can shoot in - right?????, dont you have rich friends in high places who could loan you their house to shoot a movie. I truly wish you had not use the same house. And also another thing i saw is the Range Rover in this movie is the same damn Range Rover used in "Silent Scandal" - attention to detail is very important to me - so dont think any thing passes when i watch movies - even if you wearing the same earrings or wig - i can tell. Top of it of Ramsey used the Range in most part of the movie and i coulda sworn i saw JD use it too, am like WTF, what it is - a range rover family or what. So anyway - just to let you know - "WE" noticed it so next time switch it up a notch - cos it aint a good look. (wink wink)
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My Ratings
8.5/10 - definately a collectors item
(I gave it an extra 0.5 because on the important subject matter it of the movie – other than that it would I would simply have given it an 8.0/10). In 2009 I gave Silent Scandal 9.5/10 as you will see here – http://myafricanmoviereviews.blogspot.com/2009/12/silent-scandal-excellent-movie-starring.html

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2 comments:

GBAGAUN! said...

Loooool, nice review
i loved everyone here but i felt there were too many scenes where they didn't say anything and it def dragged.
now that boss guy is sth to look out for, plus he's cute
Uju wasn't that bad, think thats her real accent so im cool with it, just dont want no obvious faking.
Did you also notice they used the same theme song??? I just said heuuuu

Anonymous said...

I watched this movie too and got angry each that omotola went back to her abusive boyfriend and the way she kept accepting his excuses. The most annoying thing is that some of omotola's clothes were a bit inappropriate- she is not exactly a spring chicken and the brown mini-skirt she was in the scene where John Dumelo chatted her up was not very flattering, showing off those big thighs! As for Uju, she spoke with a real London accent- not very easy to fake, trust me!

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