A young lady gets disappointed when her relationship of two years comes to an unforeseen end. According to her lover, she is not “wife material”. She becomes determined to get him back, and this leads her in her pursuit of becoming a “wife material”.
Before going into critiquing the plot, let me put this out there: SELF DISCOVERY AND DEVELOPMENT IS VERY IMPORTANT! DO NOT HIDE BEHIND THE SHADOWS OF ANY RELATIONSHIP. FIND YOURSELF AND COMPLETE THE TOTAL SPEC THAT YOU ARE!
Now to the business of the day. Go back to the first paragraph and reread the last sentence. Do you see any red flags? Not yet? Let me help you. This babe gets dumped because she doesn’t fit into her lover’s and the society’s idea of an ideal woman -which I daresay is stiffening and archaic. Then she gets desperate to be a better person, not for herself, but to fit into this man’s picture of an ideal woman. The problem here is that she does not realize that she should work on her personality beyond just being “wife material”. She is blinded by her infatuation. Throughout the plot, we see this character, Kambili, work so hard to fit a certain image but not once do we see her realize her actual flaws and genuinely work towards being a better individual. One very evident thing in this story is that Kambili’s personality is very toxic. yet her friends put up with her excesses rather than call her out. They clean after her and come through for her so much that she becomes so lazy and toxic. However, we see that at the end of the plot, Kambili realizes that her lover, John, is as toxic as her attempt to live up to his expectations, she realizes that she deserves better, and this leads her to focus on herself more and find her best friend to be her supposed ‘soul mate'(CLICHE. Ughhh!!!).
I really think that this production was nicely put together. Great lighting, nicely covered scenes, beautifully complemented colours, good graphics, excellent costume, and everything that makes up a great production, except the story of course. I was not so sure about it, especially because even though we see Kambili realize her faults, emphasis is not really placed on the importance of personal development. So I am not so sure of the idea the movie is selling? I guess that was why I had to spell it out. I was pissed!
On the flip side though, the story had some themes I found really interesting, like that of the re-marriage of a parent. In this case, the situation is slightly more difficult because the parent here is a mother, and she is set to marry a man who already has children; we know how our society responds to such. What I really like is how this is subtly woven into the script and the plot resolution as regards this sub-theme is just genius.
At this juncture, I cannot say more, otherwise, I would be giving spoilers. How about you go see the movie and let me know what you think?
And that’s just about it for this review guys. Remember to comment, share this post, and stick around for the next review. Until next time, stay jiggy!