Moms at War is a 2018 movie produced by Moses Babatope, written by Naz Onuzo, and directed by Omoni Oboli. It stars Omoni Oboli and Funke Akindele, with Adebukola Oladipupo, Alvin Abayomi, Yul Edochie, Michelle Dede, Eucharia Anunobi, Sharon Ooja, and Denrele.
The movie follows two neighbours who hate each other and both want their children to win a prestigious scholarship program.
Flawed but entertaining
Moms at War is not a masterpiece but it’s one of the more enjoyable Nollywood movies. As you can expect from a Nollywood movie, it has problems with the plot, but it’s nothing extreme. Moms at War succeeds as a comedy. A few of the jokes don’t land, but the funny moments are endless.
The feud between the moms ends less than halfway through the movie. Moms at War is a nice story about friendship, but a story about enmity might have been more enjoyable, with friendship developing towards the end. Still, the path they take, though a little shaky, is good, at least up until the end. The way the movie is resolved is quite unrealistic and lazy. In fact, many moments are unrealistic, but what do you expect. Moms at War may be a directionless Nollywood comedy, but it has its moments.
The cast of this movie were quite frustrating at times. They fluctuated between acting well and being mediocre.
We’ve certainly seen better. Omoni Oboli and Funke Akindele are a dynamic duo with chemistry that blazes hot one moment and fizzles out the next. This might be thanks to the plot. Their children Amara and Bayo, played by Adebukola Oladipupo and Alvin Abayomi, have almost the same problem. And some people think that Eucharia Anunobi overacted, but her character just seems like an overly intense school principal to us. Everyone struggles with the dialogue, which isn’t always natural, but this is a problem many Nollywood movies have.
Everything from the camera work to the set and costume design is good. But what would you expect from the makers of The Wedding Party, from a collaboration between Inkblot and Filmone?
Moms at War is nothing special, but it’s worth watching. If you’re looking for something light and funny, this is a safe bet. Just ignore Yul Edochie’s annoying storyline.