Director : Tosin Igho
Producer(s) : Femi Odugbemi and Hauwa Allahbura
Starring: John Okafor, Beverly Naya, Meg Otanwa, Kunle Remi, Adeolu Adefarasin, Mawuli Gavor, Ronke Oshodi, Ronke Odusanya and Uche Nwaefuna
Genre : Romance/Comedy
Release Date : March 30, 2018
Awesome-O-Metre : 4.9/10
Revue of THE EVE
The Eve follows the last days to the marriage celebration between Funsho (Adeolu Adefarasin) and Yewande (Beverly Naya) and the activities that occur in between; dress fittings, bachelorette parties/bridal showers and of course, the dreaded bachelor’s eve.
This movie is a feel good romantic comedy, just like your usual Nollywood movie. Ever seen a movie having preparation for a wedding as its central theme without drama? I thought as much. The Eve movie definitely had its doses of drama capitulating into the climax. To be honest, I would discuss what I liked about this movie, what I did not like and we would call it a wrap.
Just as I had stated earlier, The Eve is your basic feel good romantic comedy. It was not an ensemble cast but the familiar fresh faces were relaxing. If you are familiar with your Nigerian series – #Hush, #MTVShuga, #SkinnyGirlInTransit and #RumourHasIt – these actors would be well-known to you. From the minute I started seeing the movie, I already knew how the drama would be unfolded; however, the way it had panned out was well thought-out and properly executed. They tried with the lip-syncs though, it was almost believable.
Moving on to my low points on the movie, it was predictable. It was too predictable. It was so predictable that it missed boring by an inch. Suspense was definitely MIA and the plot was basic. Also, I was not all too convinced with the acting; it just was not fluid enough. The actors, in my opinion, seemed too conscious that they were acting and for me, they lost points on that. The movie was supposed to be a comedy but they missed it; some scenes had them doing too much of an attempt at comedy while at some scenes, they just missed it flat out. I think Nollywood still has not gotten how to execute a perfect comic movie.
The Eve wasn’t exceptional because the execution of the plot, its resolution and the directing still needed a lot of work, but was a fairly decent romantic film.
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Review contribution by Tofunmi – @T_AyaOba
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