The Big Fat Lie

2019

2/5
The Big Fat Lie

Summary

James runs into his celebrity crush at the wrong time and place, he is mistaken for a captain, and for that reason Eni falls in love with him. James decides to play along; Big mistake!

Production: Blackdrum 360, Darasen Richards Films

Direction: Darasen Richards

Starring: Rita Dominic, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Eniola Badmus, Joseph Momodu, Mercy Aigbe, Scarlet Shotade, Sean Uche Oyinbo, Ushbebe, Tana Adelana

Release Date: 6 April 2019

Genre: Comedy

Run time: 90 minutes

Rating: 2/5

Review

James (Blossom Chukwujekwu) is a tailor. He foolishly spends all his earnings on an engagement ring for a lady who rejects him during a semi-elaborate dinner. Foolish! Soon he begins to work as one of the bell boys in a hotel by day and a tailor at night all in hopes of reviving his fashion/tailoring line with his salary which he is saving up. He is constantly encouraged by his friend, Vera (Rita Dominic) and his ridiculous cousin, Paul (Ushbebe). Then he runs into his celebrity crush, Eni (Tana Adelana) while sorting out one of the rooms in the hotel. He is mistaken for a Naval Captain, and for that reason, Eni falls in love with him. James decides to play along but soon cracks that further lies find hard to hold begin to appear.

Sounds exciting, doesn’t it? If only it were that simple to take the black and white paper and make it into a film. If you want to have a glimpse of how good or bad this movie is, just watch the trailer. Most of the horror in the comedy flick, I owe to the director because it seems he didn’t really know what he was doing for most of the time.

The film is so rudderless, even basic storytelling mainstays like the inciting incident, rising action, climax, etc are abandoned.

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