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Today’s other movie review is done by CinemaPointer.com
Synopsis: A divorced couple who decide to share equal space in their ex-matrimonial home soon realize that the ingenious idea is easier said than done. Bent on flexing their egos and scoring points, the two implore various hilarious tactics that soon inflames emotions and turns an already complicated situation into a roller coaster ride.
Verdict: Pretty. Exciting. Entertaining. And devastatingly beautiful. ‘Potato Potahto’ held so much promise as foretold by its hype, but somehow turned out to be the perfect definition of “almost spectacular”. Because it misses the mark of “Spectacular!” by the skin of its teeth. Yet indeed it was meant to be, and could have been truly spectacular. It had all the makings of “Spectacular!”
It tells an original story in an exceptional way, almost. It boasts very well thought out dialogue that works perfectly well with its brand of feel-good comedy, making the it all feel like sugar dissolved in hot milk. Plus it exhibits some truly awesome acting performances, with all the actors bringing their A-game to bear. And added to all that is amazing production that makes ‘Potato Potahto’ come out shining so pristinely, it is a true shame we are unable to describe it as a true spectacle.
The problem with ‘Potato Potahto’ is one that has become all too familiar with Nollywood at the cinemas- Being unwisely stretched and unnecessarily drawn out, they betray an inability to hold their audiences captive for the duration. And ‘Potato Potahto’ is a painful testimony to this. Though it starts out veritably exciting and sizzling hot, leaving us bubbly; thinking- “Goodness gracious! We’ve got another ‘Isoken’ on our hands”.
Unfortunately, without warning ‘Potato Potahto’ nose-dives away from the excitement it started with, into a middle that is an obvious gash of strange boredom and “de-excitement” which will prove to be suicidal in terms of how its audience will remember it and tell of it. Consequently, in the end all those we spoke to afterwards referenced its ominous dip in some form or other, whilst concluding unanimously that- “It was just there.”
However, because ‘Potato Potahto’ is just too beautiful to be missed, we refuse to agree with them. So, while we do agree that a big chunk of its middle does get stale and boring, it is our opinion that ‘Potato Potahto’ is not “just there”. It is a unique and beautiful offering that abounds with more than enough enjoyment to make it worth paying for.
Boldly recommended. Go for it!
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