In Line tells the story of an ex-felon, who gets a second chance to be a loving husband to his adorable wife, but is still a prisoner to his violent nature. With a constant and deep suspicion of his wife’s infidelity, he hires the services of his ex who is a private investigator. On his advice, she moves in with the couple under the guise of being a house help to help move her work forward. A love triangle ensues as each of the key players try to outsmart the other fighting for love and money. Directed by Tope Oshin, the movie stars Adesua Etomi, Chris Attoh, Sika Osei, Uzor Arukwe, Tina Mba, Leonora Okine and Shawn Faqua.
Acting. Tope Oshin does a great job in pushing the actors to deliver strong performances. The lead Uzor Arukwe shows great control with his movement, facial expressions and the delivery of his lines. As expected, Nollywood heavyweight and experienced thespian, Tina Mba steals the show in the few minutes she gets on screen. Adesua Etomi, Chris Attoh, Sika Osei and Shawn Faqua also bring on their A-game.
Nollywood-Ghollywood collaboration. We have both Nollywood and Ghollywood playing major roles in the movie. Ghanaian acts Chris Attoh plays the lawyer while Sika Osei is the private investigator, the pair of Adesua Etomi and Uzor Arukwe is the couple which the story revolves around. Although it is set in Nigeria, the movie will attract viewers from Ghana.
Story. Not your typical Nollywood script, In Line shows the potential of Nollywood filmmakers and producers to tell stories that are not popular, commercial or funny. The story has some twists and turns that make it entertaining till the end.
Editing. There are some scenes that drag on longer than they should which ends up taking away from the impact of some of the good camera work. The long drawn out scenes affected the pacing making it slow and uninteresting at times.
Sound. The film suffers from poor sound in some parts making it hard for the viewer to decipher what is being said. At other times, there is a considerable difference in the sound levels in the same scene, a problem that should have been treated in the final mix.
Reviewed by Isabella Akinseye.