Dinner At My Place (2022) Movie Review: A RomCom For When You Need A Silly Laugh

Synopsis: Ready to pop the question to his girlfriend, a young man finds his plans for a romantic dinner interrupted when his overdramatic ex shows up uninvited.

Dinner At My Place: The Cast

  • Bisola Aiyeola – Bisi
  • Sophie Alakija – Chioma Amadi
  • Gabriel Ameh – Car Salesman
  • Timini Egbuson – Nonso
  • Charles Etubiebi – Jay
  • Debby Felix – Sandra
  • Ogochukwu Iloh – Market Woman
  • Juliet Jackson – Nurse
  • Yemisi Jaiyesimi – Elevator Woman
  • Uche Nwaefuna – Cynthia
  • Nene Nwoko – Nonso’s Mum voice
  • Ruth Okereafor – Hotel Receptionist
  • Mercy Itohan Olanrewaju – Boutique Sales Lady
  • Michael Sani – Uber Driver
  • Olayemi Solade – Doctor Ayo

Dinner At My Place: The Crew

  • Kevin Luther Apaa: Director
  • Ejohn Abah: Executive producer
  • Vivianmary Osunwoke: Executive producer
  • Kevin Luther Apaa: Associate producer / executive producer
  • Chioma Ebochue: Producer
Dinner At My Place (2022): Movie Review

Dinner At My Place: Review

Dinner At My Place is a RomCom that starts slow and eventually picks up. It spends the first thirty minutes focusing on the Rom part and it almost gets boring, but it eventually picks up and delivers on the Com part.

RomComs generally have a similar premise but depending on who is writing and the context, they have their own distinct features, and this movie delivers it. Some scenes are unnecessary, it should have ended about ten minutes before it ends, but it does a good job overall.

Sophie Alakija is truly making her mark and exploring genres, she features in a horror movie and now as lead in a RomCom, she is refreshing, I look forward to her expanding and exploring her skills. Bisola Ayeola is cast as the annoying ex, and she delivers in spades, including an annoying voice inflection, I was annoyed with her throughout the movie, and I think that is the plan of the writer and director.

The movie does not boast of the best cinematography or a large cast, but it serves its purpose well to deliver a funny and romantic comedy. Dinner At My Place will not become a classic, but if you need something silly to laugh to or serve as background noise sometime, it is a good choice.

Nollyrated Score  – 3/5 (Okay Movie)

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

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