Movie title: Money Miss Road
Release date: July 22, 2022
Show duration: 95 minutes.
Director: Obi Emiloni
Cast: Jedi Ken Achofusi, Melvin O’Doah, Josh Alfred, Charlie Boye, Anthony Mongaro, Chioma Adebe and others.
The concept of money as a solution to every problem is not foreign to Nigerians.
As a result, there seems to be a race to be the first to “make me,” especially among young people.
As this has been our reality for ages, it comes as no surprise that Nigerian films have been thorough in exploring these and other related topics.
The losing road to money is street language that describes individuals who have chanced upon fortunes and failed to adapt to a personality to fit their newfound status.
In this show directed by Obi Emenloye, Joseph (Jidekene Achufusi), a street fighter and his manager Josiah (Josh Alfred aka Josh2Funny) have their luck in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria.
Joseph finds himself in a hotel and, by chance, ends up in the wrong room, initially occupied by Dyukpa (Charlie Boy), where he stumbles upon a huge cache of money.
After the money is stolen and hidden, Joseph and his manager embark on a life they only dreamed of hours earlier.
Diokpa, the wanted baron, does his best to track down the duo who have fled to Lagos to over- pillage. The unfolding events lead to a night of high speed running, jumping, chasing and snatching.
For a subject that may be familiar, Emeleonye did his best to highlight “Money Miss Road”.
Although the producers may have over-branded it as an “action comedy,” it was nonetheless a reasonable endeavor.
Although Money Miss Road is fast-paced, it is somewhat relaxing and suitable for audiences who want to smooth out their hair. But it is not without its drawbacks, as shown below.
1- Nudity in a family plot.
Right from the start, the movie comes across as something a family should see together, especially given the humor and story.
Josiah has a wife and three daughters whom he left in his pursuit of the righteous life. The wife is tired of waiting for her husband, so she gathers her children and goes to look for their father.
With all of these elements in place, somewhere in the movie, without warning, the director broadcasts a steamy scene to viewers.
2- Weak play in humor
Some scenes designed as humorous did not manage to elicit the expected response from viewers. This is in addition to the fact that most of the actors failed to deliver.
Charlie Boy, for example, failed to deliver a performance befitting a street baron.
At one point, I got the feeling that Josh2Funny, who first appeared in the movie, was the one holding the movie.
3- Mitigating action
The action-adventure label on ‘Money Miss Road’ is just another promise the movie fails to deliver. It probably has something to do with the fact that Nollywood isn’t at that point where it makes for the amazing kind of movement that Hollywood is famous for.
However, for the movie, which they said was shot on a tight budget, the producers had to focus more on scripting.
Overall, if we can get past some of the film’s shortcomings, “Money Miss Road” isn’t a bad movie. Despite its flaws, “Money Miss Road” is a great story that contains lessons for an audience that seems to have accepted the motto of getting rich or dying as a way of life.
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