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MOVIE REVIEW: Mom’s at War

Written by Adaeze Anaekwe

Totally different from a trailer!! A trailer doesn’t do justice to the movie; one would be misled thinking that the movie will turn out to be a regular primary school novel, I entered into the cinema hall with that same expectation, but I was disappointed.

‘Moms at War’ is totally unpredictable and 100% enjoyable. In “Moms at War” there is a victim of motherhood, women’s ties, drunken dates and a deceitful husband. There is an outstanding energy between the cast as they cometogether to bring different personalities to the scene.

Funke Akindele who played the role of Olaide is a no ‘jenifa’ in this movie, thus she was the comic relief. Olaide is a strict yet loving mother who built herself up from nothing to raise her son and gives him the life she did not have. She fears no one and a bit ‘rude’, as we can see in her ‘frenemy’ relationship with Ebube, played by ‘Omoni Oboli’.

Omoni, who doubles as the director of the movie, is a posh career woman who was born with a silver spoon and expects her only daughter to follow in her footsteps.

With their children ‘Abayomi Alvin and Adebukola Odadipupo’ competing for a place in a prestigious scholars programme, everything starts to derail as the mothers go head to head to ensure that their own child wins.

@momsatwarfilm is so far one of Nollywood’s best comedy movies.

The hall was filled with different expression of emotions; the ‘laughter’ we got from @funkejenifaakindele , the ‘what is wrong with this boy expression’ we got from @abayomi_alvin , the ‘she is so cute and adorable’ we got from @mynameisbukola , the ‘Lekki wives attitude’ we got from @omonioboli and the ‘men are scum’ @yuledochie brought to the table were all that was needed for a completely packaged comedy.

What stood out for me about the movie was that no one tried so hard to impress. Their acting skills were so natural, especially that of @euchariaanunobi. I don’t know about any other person but I strongly think that Abayomi and Adebukola nailed the child actor role.

The movie is packed with scenarios that one can easily connect to. A general summary of how our Nigerian mothers behave; sacrificing for you, protecting you publicly, even if you are mistaken, but punishing you in private.

If you have seen the movie do share your thoughts with me and if you haven’t, go buy your ticket now.
…would love to hear from you. #review

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