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Amina

Amina Nigerian Movie Review

Story, Screenplay & Director – Christian Ashaiku
Producer – Wil Johnson
Year: 2012

Starring:
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
Wil Johnson
Van Vicker
Vincent Regan
Alison Carroll
Susan Mclean

Theme:
Mental Illness

NollywoodForever.Com Rating- 45%

Synopsis:

Amina is played by Omotola Jalade Ekeinde who finds herself incarcerated in a mental hospital after suffering a series of life changing events. The only person who can help her is her psychologist played by Wil Johnson, who must overcome his own demons before he can help Amina confront her past. The psychologist happens to be a raging alcoholic with his own issues.

Since there is already a video review I will keep this brief and just made a few points.

The first point I would like to make is that Amina does not feel like a Nollywood movie. It is more like a Brit flick with a Nollywood actress playing lead role; a character who is not even supposed to be Naija in the movie for that matter.

The Good:

Omotola was very convincing as a mad woman. She did a great job and kept the act very understated and not over the top like a mad woman would be played in a typical Naija movie .

The use of flashbacks was very effective in telling the viewer the story of how Amina ended up in the mental hospital.

The mental hospital scenes were very realistic because they did their research well. Real nurses were used and they liaised with a local health authority. I have to gives thumbs up on the research aspect. It was a very realistic and haunting portrayal of mental health. They went beneath the surface in exploring Amina’s background.

Nollywood Forever SAYS WHAAAAAAAAAT?

Why was the young Omotola yellow almost white, then grows up black, has a baby with a white boy who is very dark then grows up yellow? HOW? Say What?

Why is the young Omotola about 15 has a very set British accent, her mother is also British and the dad is screaming “Bombocalat.” How did she grow up to be Nigerian? On what planet does that happen? Then when amina grown up mama has an african accent eiwoooo!

Conclusion:

If they had got the casting right and decided that Amina was British this could be amaaaazing, but put simply it was not so no I cannot recommend it!

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  1. tessy says:

    when will you review ties that bind? if you dont review a film, i don’t spend my money on it.

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