A Lot Like Love (2023) on Netflix is a Flat, Disappointing Movie

In A Lot Like Love, a young heiress who happens to be married to her influential father’s right-hand man finds herself in a predicament when a weekend getaway anniversary trip turns into a nightmare she can’t wake up from.

The Cast 

  • Adam Garba
  • Sophie Alakija
  • Ibrahim Suleiman
  • Rahama Sadau
  • Gabriel Afolayan

The Crew

  • Produced by: Rose Abiodun
  • Directed by: Shittu Taiwo
A Lot Like Love (2023) (on Netflix)

The Review

I kept waiting for this movie to truly start, but it never did. For a movie that claims to be a drama, there was little drama to be seen. The story does not have a good plot or substance to hold on to. This is the second movie by Rahama Sadau that I will be reviewing, and I come away with the same feeling: muted, understated, and lacking in drama or good dialogue.  The fashion is good though.

Rahama Sadau appears to have a block in her acting: either she needs to learn more about acting, or she needs a better director. I understand cultural preferences, but a movie needs more drama than her productions give us, either as the actor or the producer.

Ibrahim Suleiman is a good actor, and he has the potential to be a great actor, but there appears to be a lack of desire to dig deeper and bring out the best in him. In this movie, he is even more muted than usual, and I am greatly disappointed. 

The greatest disappointment, though, in A Lot Like Love is Gabriel Afolayan. Since we first saw him in Madam Dearest, more than 20 years ago, he has shown us what a method actor he is, and the range of his emotions, no matter the role. But in this movie, he is not up to his usual skills demonstration. Perhaps it is a function of the story, the setting, or the director. 

Sophie Alakija is true to type. She has always been about her beauty: her lines are always delivered in a lackluster manner, without the required emotions or facial expressions.

A Lot Like Love is a movie featuring love, betrayal, kidnap, and emotions, but it was a flat production apart from the kidnap scene, and even that is poorly acted. There is no real life in this movie.

A secondary school movie project would have provided better excitement than what this movie gives us.

NollyRated Score For A Lot Like Love

Score: 1/5 (Poor Movie)

NollyRated uses a 5-level scoring system, as follows:

  1. Poor
  2. Sub Par
  3. Okay
  4. Great
  5. Outstanding

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1 thought on “A Lot Like Love (2023) on Netflix is a Flat, Disappointing Movie”

  1. Totally agree it was so disappointing and predictable I knew it was the husband from the kidnap scene ????????‍♀️????????‍♀️. And all these characters had the potential to body any movie, it was lacking everything. I love the outfits, the accents and language though ????????????????

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