Celebrity Marriage is a comic Nollywood movie based on the life of Nigerian celebrity couples; Toyin Aimakhu (married to Odunlade Adekola) who is a victim of domestic violence and Tonto Dikeh, a newly wed bride under pressure to get pregnant. The movie was produced by Uchenna Mbunabo and directed by Pascal Amanfo.
Below is what we think I about celebrity marriage, the story line and the characters. Enjoy
Celebrity Marriage Review
Well i can say the movie wasn’t really a classical one, but definitely not so bad that it becomes forgotten in an obscure corner of the movie shelf. Its a satirical comedy that not only tell us stories of the messy behind the camera lives of celebrities, it paints a truly despondent picture of the real lives of these screen personalities in a manner that the average man can relate with.
At a point, I couldn’t help but almost put names to the characters portrayed in the movie based on whom the theatrics reminded me of. Even though no one can confirm anything. The movie portrays so many acts such as helplessness, adultery, betrayals, hypocrisy and abuse and many more.
We were first introduced a character with the name Victoria Adams played by Jackie Appiah, who is supposedly a Nigerian celebrity with an inexplicable Ghanaian accent, even to the end I couldn’t understand why there was a need for the artist to use her country’s dialect. Jackie’s character is allegedly married to a famous footballer but can also be found under the sheets with her male and female colleagues alike.
Then there’s Tonto Dike’s character, whose first scene was at her wedding pledging eternity with her man and she appears to be getting married to a man who loves her, except we see in a flashback moment that a few hours ago she was under the sheets with said man’s uncle. Then again there’s Rita role played by Toyin Abraham. She is a successful actress and producer who for some reason continues to tolerate physical, emotional and psychological abuse from a frustrated husband.
Although the movie was richly spent on, it packs several logics which is why before deciding to put one’s precious and in-retainable time at risk, one must at least embark on this journey of 110 minutes with one’s brain, as there were unexplained incoherent occurrences of this charade of a movie. Motifs were repeated initially and one assumes it is to establish the personalities of each character, however, when half way into the movie the same repetitions in story line are still occurring and it becomes difficult to justify.
The story line of this movie never really takes off. Characters are doing things with barely any motivations so we have actors who simply resort to over-acting and over-animation in order to bring to life a character with little to no depth.
All what i could see was the role players trying to pass messages out about picture of the fake lives that celebrity couples portray and live which may help fans and friends realize that these esteemed people are equally human, I believe that the movie did not dig deep enough. It seemed like they held firmly onto the reins of their creative horses – maybe for posterity’s sake, and anyway, out of limitations come creativity.
It was reported in the media, the trio of Tonto Dikeh, Mercy Aigbe, Toyin Aimakhu were victims of domestic abuse and infidelity , i felt also that the movie was also a means to create awareness against domestic violence as they were among those who led the campaign.
Celebrity Marriage Full Cast
Toyin Aimakhu Abraham
Kanayo O. Kanayo
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