If you are looking to escape from the grind of real life for 115 minutes, The Ghost And The Tout Too is a good movie to do that with. The comedy-drama stars Toyin Abraham, Osas Ighodaro, Mercy Johnson-Okojie, Lateef Adedimeji, Muyiwa Ademola, Iyabo Ojo, Real Warri Pikin, Adebayo Ridwan (Isbae U), Kolawole Ajeyemi, Ini Edo, Destiny Etiko and Deyemi Okanlawon. Directed by Michael Akinrogunde and produced by Mimi Bartels, The Ghost And The Tout Too is the sequel to the 2018 movie The Ghost And The Tout.
Isla (Toyin Abraham) was a tout with the powers to see and hear ghosts. A number of ghosts realising this decided she was the best person to help them fix the last-minute issues they had. Resistant at first, Isla soon changed her mind and launched ‘I See Ghost International’ in partnership with her friend, Amaka aka MakaWhy (Mercy Johnson-Okojie). The company specialised in reaching out to family and friends of her clients, who in this case are ghosts. Business was running smoothly with some scamming in-between till she met Amoke (Osas Ighodaro), ‘an undead ghost.’
Story: Unlike The Ghost And The Tout which, for the most part, was a combination of scenes with no coherence, The Ghost And The Tout Too has an easy-to-follow story and is laced with the right amount of comedy. What Toyin Abraham set out to achieve with this sequel was to deliver a comedy-drama with a relatable storyline dabbling on the wee side of the metaphysical. Isla was an everyday tout with an unwanted gift of seeing ghosts. Of course, not everyone will decide to help out the ghosts as she did, but it’s not farfetched to see someone that would have done so. The ‘undead’ Amoke straddling the line between life and death was also quite relatable. Isla’s deal with Amoke and their subsequent relationship/friendship was also not incredible.
Comedy: The Ghost And The Tout‘s selling point is as a comedy and this was delivered on well. Though it wasn’t a fall-off-your-seat-with-laughter, pee-in-your-pant kind of comedy, the story however ignited more than a few chuckles.
Casting: Talk about being star-studded, The Ghost And The Tout did not fail on this point. Major Nollywood faves and big wigs added flavour to the movie.
Acting: Most of the cast members performed brilliantly in their roles. Mercy Johnson-Okojie embodied her role beautifully well.
Costume: All actors were dressed in appropriate attire for their roles.
Story: It wasn’t clear why Kolawole Ajeyemi ran away from Toyin twice even though he had been paid to kill her and he had been searching for her. Things also veered off course a bit with the Ebere and Ricardo part of the movie. Taiwo “Ogogo” Hassan saying his trademark ‘gbogbo wa l’ama je breakfast’ line was not really appropriate where it was used but since it’s comedy, we can forgive that.
Reviewed by Oriyomi Adebare-Anthony