Movie Review: Finding Hubby (2020)

Finding Hubby (2020) Synopsis: Finding Hubby follows the adventures of 35-year-old Oyin Clegg and her friends, Toke and Gloria, as they kiss the many frogs in the quest to find their prince. In the process, they are forced to ask important questions about their friendship, love and life, ultimately asking – Finding Hubby or Finding Happy?

Finding Hubby: Cast

  • Ade Laoye: Oyin Clegg
  • Munachi Abii: Gloria
  • Kehinde Bankole: Toke
  • Tina Mba: Oyin’s Mom
  • Tope Tedela: Pastor T
  • Paul Utomi: Yomi Kester-Jacobs
  • Efa Iwara: Adefemi Omotosho
  • Omowunmi Dada: Moroti Hassan
  • Teniola Aladese: Tosan
  • Omobola Akinde: Lace Woman
  • David A. Apemiye: Oyin’s Mom’s Pastor
  • Samuel Asa’ah: D.G.
  • Folarin Bankole: Rude Guy at Club
  • Demi Banwo: Olumide
  • Sammy Eddy: Aminu
  • Oludara Egerton-Shyngle: Desmond’s Wife
  • Charles Etubiebi: Ossy
  • Maryann Eziekwe: Pastor’s PA 
  • Chris Isibor: Mr. Kalu
  • Ogunji Tolulope Joy: PA to Oyin’s Mom
  • Elma Mbadiwe: Tara Cole
  • Delroy Norman: Derrick
  • Damilola Ogunsi: Desmond
  • Eso Dike Okolocha: Mr. X 
  • Akinbi Olalekan: Bouncer 2
  • Yewande Osamein: Lara 
  • Rehia Osarentin: Helen
  • Okechukwu Precious: Bouncer 1
  • Rosemary Abazie: Girl at Engagement Party 

Crew

  • Director – Olufemi Ogunsanwo
  • Writers – Temitope Bolade, Diche Enunwa, Tunde Leye (original story)
Finding Hubby movie review

Finding Hubby: The Review

In the interest of full disclosure, I followed the Finding Hubby blog series religiously, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. So, I was truly looking forward to it when I heard it would be made into a movie. The essence of the story is well translated, and I must give kudos to the screenplay writers. But so much of the story is left out that I wonder if it would have been better as a miniseries. Tunde Leye did a great job with the blog series; I wanted more of that translated to the screen. 

The main plot was apparent, and the sub-plots were a lot, and did not allow the movie to be totally cohesive. Too many things were happening that we wanted to follow, because the movie has a lot to say and so, it sometimes appeared rushed. 

The acting was very good, Ade Laoye has truly established herself as a lead character and her support characters were good too. However, Munachi Abii appeared quite stiff, and I would have enjoyed seeing more of the story of Toke, acted by Kehinde Bankole. The acting was good.

The movie has a lot to say, and it did not allow us to truly connect with all the characters, for example, Yomi Kester-Jacobs. He is the dream guy, the prize that Oyin wants, but we did not even see any of his background story. Their meeting feels rushed. He also does not look as rich as we are led to believe. The conclusion of his story does not have the effect we expected. It is almost an anti-climax. The whirlwind nature of the romance already tells us there is something wrong with him, and the surprise element is lost on us.

Oyin is the dedicated career girl who lives life to the fullest, but we saw more of her clubbing ways than her actually executing any project. It leaves me wondering where the focus is. One plot I truly enjoyed is the revenge of Femi Omotosho. I expected it, but I still enjoyed the execution. 

As far as romantic comedies go, Finding Hubby is a good addition to the genre. It has the right mix of comedy, romance and dreamy aspirations. 

NollyRated Score: 3/5 (Good Movie)

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

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