Rukky Sanda, the multifaceted filmmaker has yet added another feather to her hat with Keeping My Man. Starting with the title, it is one movie that any woman would like to see if only to see if they are doing the right things to keep their man. Really, how does one keep their man? Is it through the stomach or through the other place? These were the questions going through my mind as I watched the trailer.
From the opening sequence with nice music, it was obvious that the answer was the latter option. It was from one kissing scene to another kissing scene. As if that wasn’t enough, we got to see Alexx Ekubo making love to his on screen wife played by Ini Edo and then it gets even worse, Ramsey Nouah is grabbing the thighs of a woman as he fondles her on the bed.
The dialogue too revolves around sex; the demand for it, the loss of interest in it and the role it plays in general. We see Monalisa Chinda’s negative attitude towards when sex when she speaks to her shrink played by Abiola Segun Williams and her husband, Kenneth Okoli. Ramsey’s character on the other hand just can’t seem to just have enough of it. As expected, there is a bit of shouting and dramatic moments but unfortunately, the sound level is not consistent.
Thankfully, Ramsey Nouah saves the day by saying “communication” is key in a marriage. There are also some comedic moments that one cannot help but laugh; Ini Edo (dressed in the costume of a maid) says, “I have been a naughty, naughty,naughty girl” and pushes a broom to put emphasis on the ‘naughty’.
Verdict – You would enjoy watching Keeping My Man if you want to see a lot of drama, making out and sex plus Ramsey Nouah can do no wrong as a lover boy.
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The Trailer Review is a weekly column by Isabella Akinseye published in Vanguard newspaper.
Watch the trailer here.