MOVIE TITLE: KNOCKING ON HEAVENS DOOR
PRODUCERS: INI EDO AND EMEM ISONG
DIRECTOR: DESMOND OLUSOLA ELLIOT
SCREENPLAY: EMEM ISONG
MAIN CAST: BLOSSOM CHUKWUJEKWU, MAJID MICHEL, INI EDO, ADESUA ETOMI
LOCATION: LAGOS, NIGERIA
DURATION: 2:04:33 [2HRS 4MINS 33SECS]
DATE OF RELEASE: APRIL 18,2014.
MOVIE RATING: 7
REVIEWER: HELEN OGUNTOYINBO 15BE02294
“Knocking on Heaven’s Door” conveys the story of a Young talented musician; Debbie married to an insecure and egoistic Moses. Debbie is abused by Moses; emotionally and physically. Tom is a music producer who noticed Debby’s talent. He also noticed that behind that beautiful voice was a secret. He developed a personal interest in her and worked on her record deal.
Brenda was a journalist who planned to ruin Debby’s marriage considering the history she had with Moses. She makes efforts to ruin the marriage and she ends up successful. The movie displayed the cruel cycle of domestic abuse as Moses became an abuser due to what he watched his parents do. As one spouse continuously forgives, the other continues to strike.
The movie is a beautiful one with the perfect casting. The actors played their roles well and conveyed the message of the script properly. The continuity is commendable. The musical scenes are also well played out. However the production quality was not at its best. The ad lip was quite poor especially at the beginning where Debby led the choir ministration and where Moses called on the male choristers to sing. The audio of the male choristers was heard but the men were seen to be only dancing. The audio recorded piece was not in sync with the visuals. Nevertheless the movie is one with a lovely concept.
My favorite quote in this movie is
“ Didn’t you see the signs before you said I DO” – Thomas Dacosta.
Here the message passed across is that we must critically observe our partners before we get committed. Marriage vows say till death do us part and so partners must be able to tolerate their differences before making marriage vows. Debby must have seen some signs which she ignored before getting married to Moses.
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