Cinema Review: Moms At War
Moms at War is a humourous story of two mothers who battle it out in a bid to ensure that their children land the school’s prestigious scholarship. We find laughter and life lessons as they devise antics to ensure the best for their children.
The movie is about two competitive moms who want the best for their kids. They live in the same neighborhood, but detest each other. One feels that the other was a village girl who just got into money and is not fit to be in society with them. But both their kids coincidentally attend the same school and there’s a competition that was done for the kids, and both were the top of their class.
It came down to one of them winning the competition and the mothers just went crazy, resorting to all sort of antics. It’s a story of class, friendship, sisterhood, and bonding in spite of everything.
Moms At War Stars Omoni Oboli, Funke Akindele, Michelle Dede, Eucharia Anunobi, Sharon Ooja, Abayomi Alvin, Bukola Oladipupo, and Yul Edochie.
The story of the film doesn’t seem far fetched and we are able to relate to the story and with the characters. The film also lived up to it’s genre as the movie had audiences shrieking with laughter. The movie’s subplot on Ebube’s husband’s infidelity really worked and helped develop the main plot.
Chemistry was good. The Children played by Oladipupo and Abayomi, flowed and did good playing teenagers. The Moms played by Funke and Omoni sort of struggled with chemistry at the start of the film but well into the film, they began to flow well. It was though upsetting to see them quickly go from sworn enemies to best of buddies. The transition could’ve been a bit more believable.
Also, a loophole in the film’s story would be the way Omoni’s close friend, played by Michelle was discarded as soon as her relationship with Funke blossomed with no explanations to her whereabout.
Acting was good enough except of course, the “white schorlarship guy” who in no way exuded the mannerisms of a professional.
Another con of the film was the conflict resolution, it was unsettling. The talk of the prostitute convincing the schorlarship guy and he being grateful for not being blackmailed felt absurd to me. And it also seemed like a desperate attempt not to be predictable.
On a general note, the technicalities of the film was okay. Nothing spectacular. The movie however, really entertained.
By Dika Ofoma, a movie blogger with Linjust. He is a cinephile who is interested in movie reviews and discussion.