Reviewed by Ajibare Abioye
Hey folks! You’re welcome to the review of “Homeless” from PRODRAM Productions. It’s one of the 2020 festive season YouTube releases and was written and directed by Ayobami Adegboyega, who is also the writer of the Husband and Wife Series, where House of a Stranger Season 2 is ongoing.
“Homeless” talks about two families with different experiences when it comes to the concept of a healthy home life. I’m impressed by the fact that real life twins, Taye and Kehinde Oladosu, were cast for their roles and this movie capitalizes on it by optimizing the similarities we observe in them that transcend appearance, such as their responses to events, attitude to life, costume, and particularly their singing ability. Thus, “Homeless” is some kind of a musical, which is a welcome approach, given the fact that it hasn’t been explored much so far. “Secrets of the Moment” by Gloria Bamiloye, “The Chair” by Darasimi Oyor, and “The Last Cab” by Femi Adebile are a few that have adopted elements of the Musical genre over the years.
So, “Homeless” really does her music scenes conscientiously. The technicalities of shooting people singing were religiously observed here. One of the flaws that have plagued such scenes include a person or a group singing on one key in one shot, and then we hear them singing on a different key in another shot; that has happened is so many movies. Another one is the discrepancy between a song that might have been pre-recorded and the way the actors try to present that song, and as such, the lips of the characters don’t properly align with the track being played. But “Homeless” takes note of these things and works well on them – the keys referred to are the real life musical keys, the songs remain on the same key in each shot, and the acting out of the singing and the playing of instruments are mostly in sync.
Then, the movie just flows; it doesn’t hurry into its theme. It lets you enjoy the music which was soul lifting, and then steadily reveals more of its plot till the end. It’s a movie that would touch your heart and give you an understanding of what really matters in a home, and shows just how much God can intervene in the things you’re trusting Him for. He has never failed, and He won’t start now.
Alright, we’ve come to the end of this review of “Homeless”. Have you seen it? What did you think about it? What lesson did you learn from it? Please let me know in the comments section below.
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