Still falling, starring Sharon Ooja (Bono Kuku) and Daniel Etim-Effiong (Capt. Lagi Gowon) is a movie about love, forgiveness, revenge, and faith. You can watch the trailer here. It’s a story of two lovers reunited years after their relationship ended in the University. While you’d probably be thinking it was a nice relationship that ended because it couldn’t stand the test of time, it was an abusive, manipulative relationship that ended with humiliation and heartbreak.
I honestly still wonder why a lady that went through that kind of relationship, which had now shaped her into an heartless lady that had walls built up, would still get back together to the same guy— that’s what the plot is about anyways, forgiveness and fate.
Minutes into the movie when they started acting like a couple and being all lovey-dovey, I kept asking myself “is this how you forgive someone that broke your heart and abused you?”, “could it be this easy to forget how he crushed you?” “Is this how abusers really change and become good people?” I had felt they weren’t being realistic enough, but little did we know Bono was cooking revenge garnished with a “lirru” bit of humiliation the whole time. It really sweet my body when she hurt him back! I was happy!
Oh, it didn’t end there! A lot still happened, but I’m not about to give you spoilers because I don’t like spoilers myself. The overall plot was good, I didn’t like the sad ending, but that’s life. Things don’t sometimes go how we want!
Something I loved about the movie was the cinematography, everything looked beautiful. The chemistry between the main casts was great, Sharon and Daniel Etim-Effiong dey act abeg!
Oh and shall we talk about that last part where Lagi’s ghost appeared to her and left a physical souvenir and disappeared with that Yoruba movie background sound? Nooo, I wasn’t okay with that! Could have been better if he had just opened the door, went out and disappeared “behind the scenes” or something.
Overall it was an alright movie, I’d rate 6.5/10.
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