Director: Ikechukwu Onyeka
Writer: Morris K. Sesay
Cast: Mike Ezuruonye, Peggy Ovire, Denrele, Funky Mallam
Runtime: 1 hour 20 minutes
Directed by Ikechukwu Onyeka, this ranks among the funniest out of 2016. It follows the life of a three man gang – a moody Henry (Mike Ezuruonye), a confused Sly (Adeniyi Johnson) and an excited Justice (Emem D. Ufot). They’re friends to Ignatius (Funky Mallam) and now there’s a deal for them. Ignatius tells them his boss (Peggy Ovire) had just come into the country with a lot of dollars. It was up to them to move in and rob her at gunpoint. The gang quickly agreed and decided to wear gladiator masks for disguise. The operation looked like it would go well till the robbers realized they had come early for the costume party. Imagine their shocked surprise when they were welcomed into the place by a dancing and happy maid. Even the security man was happy to see them.
The robbery eventually turned into a full house-arrest of all attendees. These included Denrele (who made a massive spectacle on his arrival), the writer-producer – Morris K. Sesay (Kamaras Tree, Paradox), an amusing Toyin Aimakhu (Okafor’s Law), and Helen Paul (the hilarious maid who later brought the circus to an end). Mike Ezuruonye (Unforgivable, Shoot to Kill) played a perpetually furious gang leader to newfound limits till he decided to give an unneeded farewell speech. I found Denrele (Make A Movie) to be very entertaining. He sort of enlivened an already enjoyable script. All sets (Aguda Sunday) would have had my thumbs up except for the location where the heist was planned – right on the side of a street with no regard to being overheard.
Mike Ezuruonye’s neighbor, the lady who gave excuses for him to a creditor, was a non-performance. Even if it was only that scene she was going to appear, she could still have given it more attitude. Angel Nwakibe (Cougars) kept the costumes on point like she did in Bridge Of Hope (also written by Morris Sesay). The sound (by Sola Awoponle) and camera angles (Richard Mabiaku, Emeka Madu) left me with nothing more to ask for. One stunt however (by a jealous boyfriend from Ghana) was untidy, unconvincing, and out of line.
This is the first film I can watch over and over again. Full House is rib-wrecking comedy that would leave anyone in good spirits. This film gets 9/10 and is a must watch. Netflix material!
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