Movie Review: Displaced

Producer: Okey Ezugwu

Director: Charles Uwagbai

Screenplay: Doris Ariole

Cast: Lota Chukwu, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Tana Adelana, Jennifer Uzoma and Chioma Mbaonu

Year: 2017

Don’t click on “Displaced”, currently showing on iRoko TV, with hopes of watching a dashing romance story. The screenwriter wants you to believe in the possibility of love, but there are many reasons the film is not quite convincing as that.

Chisom (Lota Chukwu) has just lost her husband. While mourning him, she finds out that he had a son and another wife. He also sold their house leaving her homeless. In her frustration, the Barrister appointed to ensure her exit from the house offers her his place to stay. His young daughter is uncomfortable with the presence of Chisom, she is desperate to see her parents re-united, and Chisom is a threat. Subsequently, an affair starts between Barrister Kenneth and Chisom. There is nothing elevating about their relationship because of the very weak lead the writer creates with the person of Chisom.

Chisom, who is an orphan, suffered with a husband that forced her to have a number of abortions. This complicates her ability to have children and when she meets the new Barrister, he wants to get her a job but she has excuses. So she cooks and completes  chores in the house, it is the only way we know the character.

Lota Chukwu is barely convincing as Chisom, especially in the first few minutes of “Displaced.” Blossom Chukwujekwu gives an excellent performance and that is all there is to it.

Generally, “Displaced” was not the romance film I expected, as it didn’t offer anything special and had a lot of continuity problems.

“Displaced” earns a 3/10

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