Tuesday, 18 Dec 2018
Nollywood Reviews Reviews

DESPERATE HOUSE GIRLS

Director – Desmond Elliot
Written By– Uduak Isong Oguamanam
Starring– Desmond Elliot, Ini Edo, Kenneth Okorie, Tamara Eteimo, Mary Lazarus
Genre– Romantic drama.

 

 Just when I thought it was going to be another Nollywood movie with a ridiculous title, DESPERATE HOUSE GIRLS hits a home run with me. The movie follows the lives of Ekemini, Victoria and Ivie played by Ini Edo, Tamara Eteimo and Mary Lazarus in the city of Lagos trying to eek out a living for themselves.

After a run in with a former classmate who disses and embarrasses them, they make a vow that they must become rich by all means (same ol’ same ol right?) they decide to be house girls for people living in the suburbs of Lagos. Ekemini decides to have her way with her Oga, Victoria decides to steal while Ivie, has no clue what she set out to do.  Like they  say, the rest is history, but this history was a mix of joy and laughter for me.

 Uduak Isong Oguamanam is no rookie in the profession she has produced and written a number of films, but this one definitely takes my cake. The choice of cast members was a thumbs up for me, I particularly like the performances of Tamara Eteimo and Mary Lazarus (the royal arts academy aren’t taking no prisoners) not forgetting Kenneth Okorie young fresh faces that the industry needs. But what am I on about, what’s a production without a director? Mr. Elliot deserves every kudos for this movie, it isn’t his first I have watched, but I was indeed impressed. The acting from the characters where believable, the scenes and shots where on point (some unnecessary scenes still but nothing that can’t be forgiven).

After all said, I totally enjoyed the movie (we need to start learning to be more creative and adventurous with names), it was believable, I could totally relate with the characters and even though some romance scenes looked sloppy, they were totally okay.

 I dove my hat to the production team and this movies gets a B from me for directing, production and casting.

Rating: 3.0/5. From 1 vote.
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  1. I must add
    Let’s start with the name of the movie outrightly copycat and so cheap its distatasteful
    I don’t need to watch this movie to know it was acted and shot under a month which places camera angles,directing,actor perfomance at a -2
    Do I need bother even criticizing a nigerian play because the only represent dumb non existent ideologies and only serve as an IQ reduction technique on a massive scale

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  2. Yet to watch it, but from the preview it looks like it’s going to be fantastic. Don’t like the title though. Thanks Turi for these fabulous updates, it keeps us up!

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  5. Iseolwa;Let me start by saying tundee lovely work on the review,quite impressive.I haven’t watched the movie myself,so I can not really respond as a critic,but all I can say is this;repeatitive story concept(on money,love,and trying to live the flameboyant lifestyle,this is why I don’t watch nigerian films tundee,so much Drama….and Drama and Drama,and Desmond I’m disappoinited in you;by now I want to believe that the Nigerian movie industry should have evolved from Drama story telling and romance,into things like ocult,Adventure(Epic),action(military stories),whatever happened to the days of Contactors;C.I.D”,hostages”,”diamond ring,witch doctor of the living dead”,sakobi,Nneka,the Oracle,Full moon,to mention more than a few,..people keep saying the movie industry is growing,I’ve been asking myself where and what is it growing into,if you want to talk bout cinematography,I clap my hands and say well done,but stories….not there yet,and that title alone is a turn off for my tundee,,,,but nice work brother;More Grace to your Hustle

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