The good wife

 (101)1 h 49 min201816+
Despite all the troubles in Susan's marriage to Fred, Susan still finds herself loving him and trying to make it work until an ill mannered lady approaches her with pregnancy and prove that Fred is responsible. What becomes of the good wife?
Fredrick LeonardOma NnadiYvonne Jegede
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Page Turner BooksReviewed in the United States on July 13, 2019
3.0 out of 5 starsOkay 2.5 The Silly Wife
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Do not have high expectations. You've been warned.
Overall acting, C-. It was overdramatic and over the top.
Plot/Storyline: C. It deals with domestic violence and verbal abuse
(Side note) Bola had the worse wig, but her extra was hilarious until it wasn't.
Those wigs they had the actresses wear F.
Someone, please explain to me why their natural hair was not used. Those Dollar Tree wigs were too much. They looked well used, I mean at least get some new ones.
The leading male character has so much oil sheen in his hair that he looked like one of those old curly kit commercials. He was SoftSheen Carson.
I had to pause the movie to laugh. I mean that shine was a distraction and then some. I don't know who was hired for hair and makeup, but they need to be fired.
Now on to the review.
This movie dragged. I had to fast-forward. It did not flow. I'm no expert on filming but the camera angles sometimes were just odd. The way they would zoom in on certain products or people was weird.
I could not understand why the main character the wife kept leaving her child. When I tell you that they made that woman weak it was insulting. She cried through half the movie.
The character development was weak. I get why she left her husband, but what mother leaves their child. Is that part of Lagos culture? I don't know.
Then, y'all the hospital scene was just lame. I can't even explain it, you just have to see how they threw that together. I was offended. Lord knows the little girl was the only star in the movie. Why did they do that baby like that?
I get it's a low budget movie, but dude, do better. This child is supposed to need a blood transfusion and has trauma to the head and all you do is wrap her head up, place her on a twin bed, no blanket and she been there longer than a day. No one has attempted to find her parents, she has on the same clothes she had after being hit. When I tell you there was no scratch on her or her clothing I mean it. That was unrealistic.
I felt no connection to the characters. I was unmoved by the storyline.
I'm guessing the moral of the story was appreciate what you have because you'll miss it when it's gone. If you're bored, like I was, then watch it.
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FeroReviewed in the United States on July 30, 2019
4.0 out of 5 starsStop Complaining....
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Okay, so I agree with the reviewers. But, I really appreciate the diverse options that Amazon Prime offered. It can be tiring to see the same stuff over & over. I have seen plenty African movies before, so this was no surprise. It was entertaining, especially Bola. What I found the most troubling was how the wife left her daughter behind with the same abuse that she herself went through. I thought that was the most selfish and inconsiderate act anyone can do. I get it that you can't help anyone unless you help yourself first. But, when it comes to physical and verbal abuse, children are the most vulnerable.

p.s. the reviewer who kept talking about their hair....really? give me a damn break!
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Jah BReviewed in the United States on February 23, 2021
5.0 out of 5 starsGood movie
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Good movie. I enjoy watching Nollywood movies because most of their films involve plots that can be played by any race, however are black. American movies with black actors in them involve gangs, drugs, prostitution, slavery (not enough revolts), emasculation plus stereotypical sh%& and more. I am plain tired of supporting them.
I watch ALOT of Nollywood movies here on Prime & Netflix. Some are very good & professional; others are low budget with subpar acting as this one. I say "You must start somewhere".
This movie kept my interest (with laughter from the acting & the drama that took place) throughout regardless of budget & that's enough for me. I will continue to support Nollywood films in hopes that more will be produced with higher budgets and possibly collaborate with a few African American producers to create stories we want to see that put us in a good light and doesn't involve some YT "savior" in every film.
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REDDReviewed in the United States on June 16, 2019
5.0 out of 5 starsThis was so good!
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I was crying laughing at some of the scenes. I cried, laughed and really enjoyed watching this movie. I started not to finish watching because the husband had me furious at first. I'm so glad I changed my mind though. I've never laughed so hard. I love the way in ended. Very valuable lessons indeed for the cheating husbands of the world. Kudos to the cast!
9 people found this helpful
Anita DunniganReviewed in the United States on August 2, 2019
4.0 out of 5 starsIt's Okay
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I found this movie to be enjoyable enough to watch it all the way to the end. It could have been a lot better sure, but it also could have been a lot worse. This is a Nigerian movie so many things there are different from the United States. I didn't like all the crying the wife did or leaving her daughter with her nutty husband. But in some African countries women cannot take their children with them. The actress playing Bola, the mistress, is excellent. She is rude, a bad person, but funny too. The same road scenes were shown a couple of times. Overall, I wanted to give this movie a 3.5 rating, not a 4 star.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on July 14, 2019
5.0 out of 5 starsYou Reap What you sow !!!
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I really liked this movie, it was really good ,I was glad the wife got some sense, and the husband got what he deserved..
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DeShawn ShepardReviewed in the United States on September 2, 2019
2.0 out of 5 starsPlot was fine..just production was bad
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I actually liked the plot but the acting/director and production left a lot to be desired. If this was a new director and production team, I wish them luck in the future. The plot is based around a couple that has been married for 10 years. The husband is obviously cheating based on the opening scene. He is mentally, verbally and eventually physically abusive. She ultimate gets the courage to leave but I have no idea why she couldn't take her daughter with her. The strong friend was probably the best actor of all the characters. The ending with the daughter in the hospital was horrible. She had one IV, same dress she wore when hit by a car, and a clean bandage around her head yet there was fear she would die if she didn't get a blood transfusion. While I didn't understand the language of the mistress most of the time, her "crazy" character was a bit entertaining. I don't think I would recommend this to anyone.
Donte WylieReviewed in the United States on March 31, 2021
4.0 out of 5 starsSuper Charged and Super Good
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The Good Wife was a Nollywood version of a theme that has been played in many movies of the last 30 years or more. No one should be surprised by the ending - you reap what you sow. A biblical verse that sums up the sorted tale and dramatic climax of the movie. Fred had a good woman in Susan but mistreated her. In the biblical verse, Fred sowed seeds of hate, malice, discord, and showed no remorse at first. Then, the harvest of his ill deeds came back to back him in the butt. He lost his wife Susan. He lost his daughter Mariam. He lost the mistress he slept with. Fred is the biggest loser, and not in a good way. To all of the men and women, who may be following in Fred's footsteps, Don't! Learn from this movie what not to do when you have a good woman or man at home. That way you only sow a harvest of good and plenty (happiness and long-lasting love).
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