Monday, 24 Sep 2018
Nollywood Reviews

Movie review: “The Friend-Zone,” is “The Real Side Chicks” with a Different Name!

Director: Charles Uwagbai

Producer: Okey Ezugwu

Script: Rita C. Onwurah

Cast: Chelsea Eze, Ebube Nwagvo, Daniel Lloyd, Onyi Alex, Funny Bone

Year: 2017

If you want to check our review for “The Real Side Chicks,” you can look HERE

If you have seen “The Real Side Chicks” you will understand what we are driving at. The good thing is “The Friend zone” and “The Real Side Chicks” share the same screenwriter, so this is not a case of  a copied script.

The name of the film “The Friend Zone” should give out what this film is about, but we still watched, and expecting twists.

Ivy (Chelsea Eze) is a focused young woman, successful in what she does, she also supports a grumpy sister Ella (Ebube Nwagbo) and a not-so-nerdy friend Dennis (Daniel Lloyd).

Ivy and Dennis practically do everything together, when he falls in love with a colleague at work, he enlists the help of his best-friend to get the woman’s attention. Ivy helps but begins to consider her own attraction to Dennis. We see slight development to Ivy’s interest in Dennis, but none for Dennis.

Subsequently, Ivy confesses love for Dennis. He is not interested in her, but the scriptwriter wanted a romance story that she thought would make us happy, so in the last scene, she goes all out. With no development to Dennis’ affection for Ivy, he returns to Ivy, and dumps the woman he was interested in and they live happily ever after, as a couple.

“The Friend-Zone” is a highly predictable film, we watched to tell you about it, and while it has some good acting, it focuses on one of the many stories we were told in “The Real Side Chicks.”

Trust us, it is nothing new, you have seen this before.

“The Friend Zone” earns a 4/10 from Xplore.

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