The movie was released in 2015, if you ain’t seen it by then, either you’re not Nigerian, weren’t interested or haven’t seen it already.
Remember when I reviewed Phone Swap and rambled on about how much I loved it so much that it got me looking into other movies that were made in Nigeria?
Seemed so long ago, right?
Well, I went back on that kick and started researching more movies and found “Fifty” on Netflix (by the way, I’m overdue to review “The Wedding Party”, “Kirikou et la sociere” and “Grigris”) and let me tell you, Fifty was a fucking rollercoaster.
Okay, so before I watched it, I immediately gravitated to Nse Ikpe-Etim because I recognized her from Phone Swap.
I saw the words “Fifty” and immediately assumed it was gonna be a Nigerian version of “Girls Trip” where maybe four women are celebrating their fiftieth birthday in some kinda x-rated way and stuff goes wrong.
And I’m like 20% right.
Bruhhh, when I tell you this was a perfectly written soap opera compiled in one movie…
Look, it starts off with a raunchy sex tryst and ends up with this ridiculous twist at the end.
There’s this chick named Tola (Dakore Akande) who’s a star of a tv show who’s mean as HELL and I mean, super-mean. Think the stereotypical TV star image with the pompous attitude, loud as heck and spoiled. You find out that she’s under the impression that her husband is sleeping with her overly religious stylist, Kate (Nse Ikpe-Etim) and fires her.
Kate is eventually forgiven for the accusation after it’s discovered that she wasn’t but the story goes into crazier territory when we discover who the husband (Wale Ojo) ACTUALLY WAS cheating with.
You get this whole thing about a cougar (Iriti Doyle) with an infidel (Omoni Oboli) who loses her place at her uncle’s company, Kate having cancer and Tola’s brother’s secret.
Bruh, this movie had me wondering what would go down next.
the music was catchy despite me not knowing who or what I was listening to (now I’m interested in African music) and I really loved the quality of the movie, everything was clear ad well lit. Especially the club scene.
I loved seeing the scenery, I’m not sure if it was Nigeria or not but I loved seeing Africa in this movie. It sparked me wanting to be there but shit’s not free, y’know.
The story seemed to have pretty good pacing to me too, I never found myself asking any questions after the movie was over so I loved this.
Not as much as Phone Swap but I can easily say I know for a fact that Nollywood be having some movies that be hitting!
I don’t rate things but I loved this movie and I’m recommending it to anyone that loves a good dramatic film.