(Mary Lazarus) is an unfashionable young lady married to Temisan (Uti),
an unfaithful and manipulative man, who moves in with Alero’s closest
friend, Ese (Susan Peters) without his wife’s knowledge. Alero is hired
to assist Fred(Joseph Benjamin), who became blind, following an
accident; but his nasty and insensitive girlfriend, Candy, (Yvonne
Nelson) interferes with Alero’sjob; causing conflicts.Surprising twists
and turns climax in a hilarious tale of true love that is both hilarious
Susan Peters and Uti are both comical with their
delivery, making people laugh as they watch the film. Benjamin plays
his role as a blind man meticulously whilst Mary Lazarus’s acting skills
are estimable. The screenplay by UduakIsongOguamanam and Rita
Onwurahis one, in which the ante is upped as the movie unfolds,
heightening tension. The dramatic elements – humour, suspense, sarcasm
and irony – deployed by both writers climax in a story that is
unpredictable and believable.
When they fall out, Temisan tells
Ese, ‘Ah, you jazzed me’; as if he is just realizing that she cast a
spell on him. The way Uti conveys that message leaves everyone laughing
It is disappointing that Don’t Cry for Me was
not well publicized, especially on the internet. There are a few errors
in the dialogue. Ego tells Alero: ‘If I was there, this wouldn’t have
happened’. Alero responds, ‘There is no hard feelings.’ (There are no hard feelings).
Thandie says, ‘You know how much important this trip means to me’ instead of ‘You know how important this trip is to me.’
There is an exchange between Ese and Temisan, where Temisan asks, ‘Ese,
what did you just say?’ Ese replies, ‘Nothing that needs any repeatation’. There is no such word in the English Language. Repetition is the right word.
come it took Fred a long while to explore all the medical options
available to him? A wealthy man like him couldn’t have waited for that
advice before seeking quality medical care whether in Nigeria or abroad.
who ignore early warning signs and commit to toxic relationships always
end up with their tails between their legs. Anyone who feels
manipulated in a relationship has no business staying in that
relationship let me alone getting married to the traitor.
self-sacrifice of taking care of sick people is a skill that care-givers
and relatives must not dispense with. When these sick people throw
tantrums, owing to the frustration caused by confinement or being
bed-ridden, the care-givers need to show empathy the way Alero exhibits
Don’t Cry for Me, a 1 hour forty-five minute flick, is a gripping story, which is excitingly told.
Review by Amara