Akande, Chika Chukwu, Ruth Kadiri, Lepacious Bose and introducing Isabella
Unconditional a movie from Uche Jumbo Studios mirrors the extent to which a mother will go to fight for her child. Gina’s (played by Uche Jombo) 8-month-old child was stolen. 11 years later and after an unsuccessful search, her 15-year-old daughter Isabella is shocked to see herself on TV as the mathematics challenge winner but she is called Amanda Peters. Mrs. Peters (played by Dakore Akande) claims she has adoption papers for Amanda Peters but Gina never gave her child up for adoption.
will leave me wondering how they pulled it off, but alas, if wishes were horses. A relatively small cast means easy to manage and tighter scenes right, but for some reason, the whole production felt mundane and with nothing special
to it. Set in what I believed to be 1999, Gina loses one of her twin daughters to kidnapers, after a very futile
search (4 weeks to be exact) she gives up and obviously moves on. Fast-forward 15 years (that’s what the movie states) and her 11 year old twin sees her look alike on TV announced as winner of a mathematical competition (stop me whenever you like please). I feel extremely weary when I see years later in our movies as consistency and continuity takes a nose dive in most of the productions.
position, blinking eyes, waving hands and the lines that don’t provoke a thought or an emotion in anyone. Might I add, Gina, cannot and I repeat cannot look the same as she did 15years ago, please ‘make-up artist take note! A
change of weave-on doesn’t mean a change of almost 15years, not realistic at all.
a tongue lashing from the proprietor. Furthermore, she had committed a crime, swindled or not, the manner with which she adopted the child wasn’t the proper means, so I struggled with how she doesn’t get community service, some jail time for her crime or even Gina’s character giving her a shake down and making things unbearable, com’on its your child, not a trophy.
Adoption agency, if for anything it was a great disservice. But did she handle it well, she sure did, does she want to be type-casted into those roles? Then she should choose wisely for 2015.
mother’s unconditional love? Whatever it was, it was completely lost in this story. Some scenes were totally unnecessary and didn’t add to the overall plot. Prison scene (which was virtually impaired), story of the kidnappers,
Olajumobi’s scenes with her husband and then a divorce sef (we are getting wiser oh!). While those aspects where a letdown, production quality was clean, with clear shots, while sound quality was equally good.