Dinner is the new film written and directed by Jay Franklyn Jituboh. A drama of manners, Dinner is a chronicle of the events of a singular night, one that was set aside to celebrate relationships, love and friendship but takes a turn for the macabre when a series of strange coincidences lead to uncomfortable revelations of secrets long buried.
Dinner features an ensemble cast that includes Enyinna Nwigwe, Okey Uzoeshi, Kehinde Bankole, Keira Hewatch and Deyemi Okanlawon, 5 members of team ‘’new Nollywood’’ who are famous for having worked with each other on several other projects.
Try to keep track here: Nwigwe and Uzoeshi appeared in the similarly themed Couple of Days earlier this year, about three years after Uzoeshi and Hewatch both starred in the whodunit, Murder at Prime Suites. Okanlawon was a supporting player to Kehinde Bankole who got top billing for this year’s erratic Beyond Blood.
The premise for Dinner is easy enough to follow. Mikey (Uzoeshi) is invited by his childhood pal Ade George Jr (Enyinna Nwigwe) to fly to Lagos from the nation’s capital for an intimate dinner to celebrate Ade’s upcoming wedding to his lady love Lola (Kehinde Bankole). Mikey decides to go along with his girlfriend but on arrival things quickly get out of hand in ways no one (well, maybe except for the audience) could have predicted.
From the opening scenes, it is pretty ...