… With women, everything is complicated!… Where two or three women are gathered; there is war!
Its been ages here… #CoversFaceInShame, I know… #Sad, please pardon me. But, better late than never!
So, here is what I think about the movie; The Women. By the way, I saw this movie earlier in October with a Friend (of course as a late night movie… With only 3 of us in the cinema hall… Lol, but it was fun all the way).
The movie is majorly centered on 4 Women, who are “friends”, all married and supposedly living the large life on the island in Nigeria. There is Omoh (Ufuoma McDermott) – the hot-shaped desperate wanna-be adulterious wife of Maro (Anthony Monjaro). There is Teni, the high shouldered queen-diva with a broken home on the verge of collapse embittered wife of Bez (Kalu Ikeagwu). Then, there is Rose (Katherine Obiang), the sweet-sour quick-to-action-in-all-ways friend, mother and calabar wife of Ayo (Femi Branch) and finally, there is Ene (Kate Henshaw), the Sugar mummy married to an extremely rich “uncultured” Ibo Man, Chubby (Gregory Ojefua) and keeping a sugarboy in their matrimonial home as a chef! Exhilarating! Isn’t it? Lol. Amazingly twisted actually… Lol.
So this drama started with Omoh discussing about her coming “Fortieth” Birthday party with her husband – Maro (and “40”, is a BIG DEAL!) – how she wants to spoil her “friends” silly, with a getaway weekend to “Dubai”, since Teni did the same for her 40th birthday some months back and spent “10million naira” celebrating the birthday. Maro, been a just, gentleman that he is and also a strong believer of “cut your coat according to your material” (lol), truthfully and blatantly told his wife with love, that they can not afford it at the moment. This reply didn’t go well with Omoh, hence, the desperate measures of sleeping with a friends husband and telling lies to get money and prestige at “all cost”, to throw that party, that would be the talk of town.
Eventually, She got the money – enough to get her “close” to her dream “getaway party” (although somewhere on the island in Lagos), which turned out to be her actual “get away” in life… LOL. The cost, was “a whole huge lot”… And trust me when I say, it spared no one – not even her “3 musketeers” were left out of the hot mess… They all had their fair share of the “get away”.
- No Marriage with a woman is “perfect”.
- Every home has one or two secrets (some roll into hundreds of thousands over years).
- At least, one person in every couple has a dark past.
- To every happy home there is an EX hovering around (not necessarily for evil though).
- All married women are not totally immuned to the charm of a sexy chef.
- No matter how rich a husband is; appearance and composure in public still matters to women a lot.
- You can be married to a woman for 13 years and not know her real age or that she has had a child (looks are deceptive, lol… ).
- Post Partum Depression is real! (and full house wives are the most prone to it).
- A woman wanting her husband isn’t all about the sex always (Husbands, please take a timeout to just listen to her rant for the sake of it).
- When you see “wind blowing open the fowls ass” or you see “fire on the mountain” and it hasn’t gotten to you yet or you at below it… RUN! Before it gets to you.
- Trying to be like someone else will eventually cost you “everything” for “nothing”.
- When your home is in shambles – fix it from within – don’t try to place the pieces and remnants on an external factor… It will totally crumble.
- No woman starts out – “a liar”… Life happens and some of us just get greedy and self centred as we grow.
Although Women are good guardian of secrets; secrets are leaked at the hour of “hot gist” – beware of friends that know your secrets, ’cause “Hell hath no fury, like the “scorn” of a woman with your secrets”, they can ruin your entire being in seconds.
Overall, I loved the movie! It was a good watch for my time and money… I laughed, I liked the way the scenes played out, the dramas, the conversations, the “aprokos“, the fights, the shades (yeah, a lot of shades were thrown; openly!… It was a massacre, bloody!). The movie was insightful, I saw a lot and learnt a lot that I could relate to in our today’s Women society. Although, I might not be so convinced about the ending of some of the characters in the movie (Ene , Teni and Omoh).
I would give the producer and actors, a 8/10 (that is distinction…). Keep up the good work and let us see more of this – to learn from, while enjoying the drama and having a good laugh.
22.11.2017 (Happy Birthday Abisola Ajayi :))