Movie Review: The Order of Things (2022) on Netflix is a complete waste of time

For his younger brother to marry the girl of his dreams, a 35-year-old unsociable video game developer embarks on a series of dates to find his true love and fulfil his mother’s wishes. This is the order of things.


  • Hadiza Di’ja Blell-Olo – Raven
  • Lilian Afegbai
  • Toyin Lawani
  • Gloria Eberechi
  • Dorathy Bachor
  • Seyi Awolowo
  • Maria Chike Agueze
  • Iremide Adeoye
  • Obi Maduegbuna – Demi
  • Sandra Okunzuwa – Tayo
  • Timini Egbuson – Tunde
  • Adeyela ‘Lizzy Jay’ Adebola
  • Tope Olowoniyan – Sophia
  • Charles Inojie – Pato
  • Binta Ayo Mogaji – Mama
  • Ademola Adedoyin
  • Lateef Adedimeji – Larry


  • Directed by: Sidney Esiri
  • Written by: Mike Shelton
The Order of Things Nigerian Movie

The Review

This movie is what you tag a true time waster; it is supposed to be a romantic comedy set against an unfounded tradition, but the comedy falls flat, the romance is hard to find, and a lot of the scenes are unnecessary.

The cast has some good actors, but the quality of the script makes them look incompetent and lacking in skill. The dialogue is watery and sounds like the actors are merely reading scripts. In this movie, Timini is particularly subpar. I have always felt he holds back in his acting, and this confirms my theory. Perhaps, he needs some acting classes.

Tope Olowoniyan does a good job, but if the other actors do not pull their weights, there is little she can do. I am shocked that Binta Ayo Mogaji gives us this type of performance in this movie. She is a veteran afterall, and this does not do her profile any good.

A lot of the effects employed in the movie are designed to have comedic effect, but they simply make the movie even more ridiculous. The Order Of Things is a complete waste of time and Sidney Esiri should go back to music or embrace the medical profession that he trained for.

Nollyrated Score for The Order Of Things

1/5 – Poor Movie

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

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

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