🎵 "How Deep Is Your Love" - Sean Paul ft. Kelly Rowland.
Lately, it feels like there's a song for every thought I have. Surprisingly, I've been watching more TV shows and movies than usual. This is unlike me since I mostly stick to the radio and podcasts. But as Heraclitus said, "The Only Constant in Life Is Change."
I recently visited EbonyLife Cinemas in V.I., all thanks to Danielle and Alaoye. Firstly, I had never been to EbonyLife before, and secondly, I hadn't been to the cinema in 3 years. We went to see "Big Love" with the assumption that it was a sequel to Biodun Stephen's movie "The Breaded Life." This was due to the presence of Timini Egbuson and Bimbo Ademoye as love interests, just like in "Breaded Life." Timini's role was a departure; he retained his lover boy persona but without the typical heartbreaker narrative. Bimbo's character also differed—less comedic than her usual roles.
The film revolves around Adil and Adina, who reconnect at a boot camp training for a bank role. Adil falls for Adina, but she resists his affection for unknown reasons.
Being a hopeless romantic, I had no expectations when I joined the girls for the movie, but it left me smiling. "Big Love" took me on an emotional rollercoaster; I even found myself arguing in the cinema.
Highlights for me included Adil's family dynamic and the dialogues between Adil and Adina, especially the few times that Adina wasn't being headstrong and making loving her difficult.
Adil's heartfelt lines, like;
"Let me love you now" when he said this, he was practically begging her, I mean who says no to being loved.
"When someone loves you big they will go to any length for you" - I really wouldn't say no to Big Love * see what I did there, wink wink*
"You complete me"
When Adil and Adina worked together, there was a scene where Adil sent a note to Adina where he wrote, "You look quite take away", me being an old fashioned girl loved the idea of love letters and written notes.
The film also featured some great songs. I distinctly recall loving Banky W's "Made for You" the most.
Adil's family's support and Adina's haunted past added depth. Does the movie conclude with Adil and Adina's happily ever after? To find out, you'll have to watch it. Let me know what you think!