My Last Wedding

My Last Wedding

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My Last Wedding ~ 2008
Story – Uchenna Mbunabo
Screenplay – Pascal Amanfo
Director – Pascal Amanfo

Starring:
Emeka Ike – Benny
Jackie Appiah (nee Agyemang) – Linda
Comfort Ugheoke – Tania
Francis Odega – Talambo
Austin Okwudiri – Dave
Michelle Ikegulu – Britney
Amanda Ebeye – Juliet
Mary Ranta – Tina
Petronella Chinenye – Lucia
Pascal Amanfo – Chris
Sly Iwueze – Derek
Benny Raphael – Debbie
Chigozie Wanobi – Smith

Themes Explored:
Promiscuity
Marriage
Mugu

My Rating – 46%

Benny played by Emeka Ike is known as Gameboy by all his pals. This is because of the skilful way in which he breaks women’s hearts by enticing them, playing with their emotions and then dumping them once the game is over for him. In the first scene we see Benny being confronted by two girls who are both under the impression that they bear the girlfriend tag. We see each girl demand that he claim them and get rid of the other. He, however rejects the BOTH of them and then orders them out of his house. Immediately afterwards we see him spitting game to another chick on the phone. What will it take for Benny to realise the error of his ways?

The other main character in the film is Linda, played by Jackie Appiah. We see her get jilted by her fiancé just hours before her wedding. She runs into the road after him to beg him to rethink and gets knocked over by a car and ends up in hospital

Please if anyone has seen this film I am confused about something. I swear the doctor told her friends,

“She’s dead.”

The friend then gasps and he goes on to list her minor injuries. We then see her resting on the sofa at home with the friend by her side. I rewound it a few times and heard the same thing. Why on earth did he say “She’s dead.” When she clearly was not? Did I misunderstand what took place?

Of course these two separate storylines merge and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what happens next!

*************SPOILERS*************

Casting Emeka Ike in the “player” role was laughable. He doesn’t play the callous tough man role too well, seeming more concerned with rolling his eyes which makes him look hella fruity. This role called for someone with some SWAG and Emeka just does not cut it. I was looking at all these idiot chicks falling for his lame lines and non charismatic delivery and simply thought, “YEAH RIGHT!”

37 minutes into part two and I get a big shock. The lady who needs to be given the title “Most Horrible Nollywood Actress” makes an appearance. Now not only am I pissed at her for her big face polluting my screen I am also pissed at myself because I look on the cover and lo behold she is there, granted the picture is tiny but I really should have checked more carefully to prevent a shocker like this. It is MICHELLE IKEGULU in all her dreadful glory! The accent, the pronunciation of TH as F and S as TH, the over the top non convincing acting. It is just awful, awful past the point of funny. She is lisping, unbearable and irritating, she encapsulates it all.

She arrives to come and see her fiancée Benny who she plans to come and marry not knowing that she is simply a mugu to him. In one scene she even attempts to cry, loud shrieking over the top crying with NO TEARS and shaking as if she were laughing. Wow! Whoever is allowing this chick to assault our eyes and ears like this, I beg you rethink now.

Jackie Appiah was wooden and didn’t put any feeling into the character. There were a whole load of waka pass girls to that were pretty awful too. Comfort Ugheoke that played Linda’s best friend Tania was as good as she could be playing the sidekick and she was very pretty with the most flawless skin. If she could work on her charisma she would be a force to be reckoned with. Austin Okwudiri too did a good job as Emeka’s best friend Dave. In fact the film would have been much much better if the two sidekicks had been given lead roles.

The standout performance in the movie for me was the gateman played by Francis Odega. Every scene he was in held my attention and more often that not had me in fits of laughter. In one scene Benny’s mugu Linda cooks him a meal that sends him into violent spasms of diarreah. In describing what happened to Benny he starts singing P Square,

“Look at the way she do me, do me, do me…”

It was also touching the way that Benny and the gateman Talambo interacted with genuine concern and respect for each other. I thought that this was very nice as too often we see house help getting abused and treated disrespectfully as if they are not human.

Funny Quote

Benny (Emeka Ike) on Linda (Jackie Appiah) to his friend Dave.

“You should see this girl she is a combination of Halle Berry, Jennifer Jordy and Beyonce.”

I don’t know who Jenifer Jordy is but I sure as hell know there ain’t anyone I know that would describe Jackie as a cross between Halle and Beyonce. Granted I know the suggestion is that she is a beautiful woman just like them but they are both close to white and she is not. Some chocolate women could have been used as examples to add a touch of realism.

Overall I would not recommend the film. The casting was poor. The storyline throughout was pretty much boring and predictable and most of the performances were below mediocre. I did however really like the ending. There was a good twist in there. Ikegulu was even in there speaking pidgin, which was not even too too bad. If they must insist on having her in films I say they make her speak pidgin and turn off the awful convoluted British accent. I would say buy this one at your own risk.

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  1. Sgorgeous says:

    NF- good to have you back. You would not believe it I just bought this movie. I didn't get to watch it yet. But I will watch it and address that concern of yours. From one addict to another, I keep on buying all of these movies that seem to be old movies that have been digitally remastered. But the camera quality is really @#$% Pardon, my french. Complete frustration…I will bump yours up to the top I have 25 to watch…(smile) Hey, I told you I was an addict,,,

  2. nollywoodforever says:

    Well watch it and tell me what you think… Maybe you will like it. The annoying this is…I have a whole load to watch too (too many, my stamina isn't what it was!) … and so many of them feature Jackie and Emeka and after watching this I dont even want to see their faces!!!

    I dont have as much stamina as I used too… LOL

    RE: The digital remastering… Did you read the All By Myself review? complete 419!

  3. uzezi says:

    hi. im sure i have never stumbled here before. r u in the movie industry? im curious. and is this a way of promoting nollywood?

    i confess i read the review only half way. Nollywood charm hasn't caught up with me yet.

  4. africanmoviereviews says:

    i was 15 mins into this FOOLISH STUPID RETARDED MOVIE, (Did not buy it ofcourse – why would i buy a movie with a combination of two horrible actors Jackie & Emeka in it – am i crazy?) so anyway as i was saying – I WAS WATCHING IT ON LINE (Cos crab movies i just dont buy) – 15 mins into the movie here comes THE MOST HORRIBLE ACTRESS OF THE UNIVERSE, THE ONE WHO JUST YANKED OF THE CROWN OF QUEEN NWOKOYE AND RUKKY SANTA CLAUSE, DRUM ROLL PLEASE, AND HER NAME IS

    "MICHELLE IKEGULU"

    PLEASE IF YOU LOVE YOURSELVE AND YOUR EYES, AND YOUR HEART, STAY 10000 FEET AWAY FROM ANY MOVIE WITH THIS GIRL IN IT. SHE IS THE EPITOME OF ANNOYANCE, WHO THE HELL LET HER INTO MOVIES, FOR GOODNESS SAKE – I CRINGE AT THE SIGHT OF HER BEFORE SHE EVEN OPEN HER MOUTH. TO SAY SHE IS A HORRIBLE ACTRESS IS THE BIGGEST UNDERSTATEMENT OF THE CENTURY – SHE IS WORST THAN HORRIBLE. SHE NEEDS TO BE BANNED FROM ANY FILMING LOCATION WHATSOEVER.

    HORRIBLE DISPICABLE ACTING – A DISGRACE TO NOLLYWOOD AT BEST – AND TRUST ME I HAVE SEEN WORSE – BUT FOR 2009 – THIS ONE TAKES THE CROWN. RUKKY SANTA, QUEEN NWOKOYE, SOPHIA TCHIDI, ABEG COME GET YA SISTER JOH – FORM SOME TYPE OF COALITION OR SOMETHING – CALL IT THE "HORRIBLE ACTRESSES OF NOLLYWOOD COALITION"

    ACTING TOO NA BY FORCE. WHAT KIND OF NONSENSE IS THIS.

  5. nollywoodforever says:

    @ TiLili… this whole Michelle Ikegulu thing has gone beyond a joke… one movie… hahaha funny, two movies ok we start to get a bit pissed but three and more and it becomes a crisis.

    Now it seems she is getting role after role? who is giving her these roles? Family or no family can they no see and hear? And to think I used to roll my eyes at those you mentioned plus Lilian Bach but this one really takes the cake… That is when you know the true meaning of the phrase "BETTER THE DEVIL YOU KNOW"

  6. Sharon says:

    To nollywood forever,

    PLS NO OFFENCE BUT AM SENSEING SOMETHING PERSONAL HERE, DID MICHELLE IKEGULU SNATCH YOUR MAN OR SOMETHING CAS THIS HATING IS A BIT TOO PERSONAL. GO ON ADMIT IT, DID SHE STEAL YOUR BOBO? OR DOES YOUR BOBO FANTASISE ABOUT HER?
    AH BEG, WHY ARE YOU JELOUS, INSTEAD OF YOU TO ENCOURAGE OUR ACTORS AND ACTRESES, YOU ARE HERE HATING THEM AND THEIR TALENT. OR IS IT THE ACCENT THAT YOU ARE HATING? THIS SOMTHNING YOU CAN ONLY FIND IN NAIJA.

  7. emmy says:

    @ sharon, i feel you oohhhh,
    i don watch the movie, the film is actually okay and very funny. I think nollywood forever has something personal with this michelle ikegulu of a girl. The babe no bad sha. Make una tell us ohhhh, we wan know.

  8. nollywoodforever says:

    Sharon AKA Michelle… Your "acting" sucks big time… I call it as I see it and you coming here with your petty name calling will not make a blind bit of difference. There is not one person I know that appreciates this girl's acting.

  9. nollywoodforever says:

    LOL@ Emmy… Sharon, Michelle or whatever you call yourself… You are there in Birmingham bored abi? If you want to come here and post multiple comments from different names at least use a different computer… You know I can see you have the same IP address as the other comment that you posted under a different name and email address.

    If you really must insist in assaulting your viewers at least take acting classes and next time you want to come and stick up for yourself under different names try switching computers… NONSENSE.

  10. Sharon says:

    nollywood forever ,
    lol, you make me laugh.
    Stop hating the girl. its clear your obviously jelous.
    Michelle pls keep it up jare, you are good. The movie is actually very funny.

  11. nollywoodforever says:

    I see you took my advice… at least taking orders is one thing you are good at bwahahaha…

  12. Debbie says:

    This michelle ikeagulu or whatever shud be banished from nollywood,she is soo irritating,fake and messes up my eyes,i think she shud join bollywood movies,who in Gods name gives her role?,ah! this is so irritating

  13. Sharon says:

    @ nollywood forever.
    did michelle steal your man? talk true.
    this is serious ohhhhhhhhh.

  14. Sharon says:

    @ nollywood forever.
    On a more serious note, read your reviews on this blog, you sound insane. U really sound obsessed so y are you getting vex when we want to find out the true. Am sure your a big grown woman prob with kids chatting so much rubbish here without shame, also entertaining me. Your really funny oh.
    You dont have the guts to diss me that is why i am just mercying for you. You are so stupid you cant even see beyond Michelle Ikeagulu. The michelle self don only act one or abi na two films.

  15. nollywoodforever says:

    *yawn*

  16. nollywoodforever says:

    @ Debbie I feel you. I too have felt the pain.

  17. Debbie says:

    Michelle,plz accept the fact dat what u claim u do,u dont do it well,ur acting sucks,u shud have sought advice and work towards improving, u r also messing up nollywood movies…get out from there so dat pple who can act can find an honest living,

  18. Nana says:

    i'm sorry but this blog is toooooo funny, i heared about this film and decided to watch. I am not nigerian but i have seen enough of nigerian films and I do honestly have to say that this film is not that bad. I have definately seen worse, i.e Beyonce and Rhianna ft Jay Z, now that is a bad movie. I never comment on blogs but had to cause you guys are slating this Michelle girl too much. Have not seen any other film that she acted but from the one I have seen her acting is not that bad and if someone is going to pay her to act then y not accept, if the producers thought she couldnt act then they would not have hired her, Aish this slating is too much, give the girl a break!

  19. nollywoodforever says:

    Dear Nana,

    Of course it was not that bad or the rating would have been much worse! I don't blame her for accepting the role. Everybody gotta eat and just like Britney who gets paid millions and sings like a sheep about to be slaughtered (If you can ever catch her not miming) you have to take the criticism that comes with being publicly exposed… Its not personal just calling it as I see it.

    RE: Beyonce and Rhianna… That one I just took as straight comedy I wasn't even about to try and make sense of the nonsense.

  20. debbie says:

    @Nana, u talk as if everyone dat gets a role does it honestly,have u forgotten abt trade by barter,i actually wonder how u rate movies,i think michelle shud improve,she put her sef in front of the screen so she shud be ready for wotever comes out of it.

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