So, it was exciting to hear that screen goddess, Rita Dominic, and Femi Jacobs were in a movie together and that there was even a heightened sexual tension between them. Whatever the makers of “The Guest” had in mind they should know that they have failed woefully in it. Okay, let me not start by venting why I feel this movie is a failure.
The Guest is a romantic thriller that tells the story of a couple (Femi Jacobs and Somkele Idhalama) in a passionless but faithful marriage who take in a down and out friend recently deported from England (Rita Dominic). Things quickly begin to unravel when the husband has an affair with this long time friend. “The Guest” is a thrilling feature film that explores love, passion, sex and some scary things some people will do to get what they want in life.
Now I can vent…
It is wonderful that the writer and producer of this movie felt we needed a change from the usual Nollywood script but why do that and still give us part of the Nollywood we are trying so hard to forget. From the cast giving us below par performances to the over-flogged scenes and sorry plot. Yes, maybe good story but the second half of the movie came all crashing down like Humpty dumpty.
The guest started out slow with Somkele Idhalama giving us this boring and lifeless character, I somehow struggled to connect her to the Somkele I met in Gidi up, 93 and even ... Read Full Review