Oh my, where do we begin? Weather For Two, a 2021 film, was released on Netflix on the 25th of November 2022, and after sitting (forced by duty) for the entire hour and nine minutes that this film (if we can call it that) runs for, it’s hard to explain the experience. Is this a movie about the disadvantages of infidelity in relationships, a family drama, or a mystery plot?
Kolade Johnson (Eso Dike) cheats serially on his wife, Adesua (Tope Olowoniyan); one of his cheating partners is Nse (Racheal Emem Isaac), assistant to their family lawyer, Amara (Beverly Osu). Kolade’s cheating makes him neglect his home. With things tense at home, there’s the matter of Kolade’s father’s will, which leaves everything to Kolade’s daughter, but a paternity test must be performed first before the will can be carried out. Then it turns out Kolade and Amara (the family lawyer) are childhood sweethearts who are also having an affair, and nothing is exactly how it looks in this film where numerous narratives and twists are created with no clear path of syncing them.
The execution of many aspects of Weather for Two is amateurish, to say the least, from the plot to the directing and even the acting. Firstly, the title of the film alludes to a romcom plot, and if not, the title teases like a punch line that the film is trying to portray (something raunchy creating other conflicts), but nothing points to this except a scene that turns out to be a dream sequence that contains a murder mystery (yes, a murder mystery). Instead, the film is more of a family drama centered on a feud over family wealth. I can’t imagine that the filmmaking team had any control over any detail of the film at any instance. Weather For Two has neither head nor tail, and it begins and ends on the same confusing note.
Weather For Two runs for a measly one hour and nine minutes, which should have been considerably less if the pace of the action had been more appropriate. It seems like the actions in the movie are stretched out on purpose to make the movie last longer. Unnecessary scenes that have no bearing on the plot are added, and almost all the scenes have footage where the actors do absolutely nothing, ending up like a short film whose plot has been inadequately expanded into a feature film.
The dynamics of the plot of “Weather For Two are tedious to watch as many details of the plot make no sense. The absence of adequate exposition is the main culprit for this. We do not know the motivations of the characters, and the dialogue does not help, with lines that do not match the ongoing action thrown around. The woes of the film are further deepened by the severe lack of chemistry among the actors; all of them give performances that make you doubt they are acting alongside other actors. It looks more like a reading performance and does not bear evidence of any artistic direction, resulting in a subpar showing from all members of the cast.
Directed by Wale Adesanya, Weather For Two could have been a decent film, but the execution is horrendous. Scripted by Nkeoma Umudu (Choke), there are outrageous twists that do nothing but confuse the plot. They end up being nothing more than outrageous twists that are inconceivable to the plot; resulting in a compilation of random video clips, which makes it painful to watch. Despite its short length, the film heads in no particular direction and has an ending that makes one question what the point of the film is.
Weather For Two is currently streaming on Netflix.
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- God, my eyes.
- It’s always better to leave out details that cannot be executed properly or do it with other methods. The attempt at rainfall is pathetic.
- Why is a lawyer dressed in the office like that?
- “My source in the medical field”: is there usually a gossip network in the medicine practice?
- It would have been better as a short film.
- No other people could have been cast to play the policemen?
- Who is Dot guy and what’s his relevance to the story?
- should have stayed in the drafts.
- How not to do film!