Being Mrs Elliott’ Tops Chart In Cinemas
The highly talked about cinema release date of Omoni Oboli's directorial debut 'Being Mrs Elliott' has come and gone but the movie lived up to expectations in the cinemas in its first weekend. The movie which premiered at the Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island Lagos penultimate week opened in cinemas across the country on Friday September 5, and has recorded good box office figures topping the chart for the weekend ahead of other movies.
The movie made over 5 million in its first three days in the cinemas, making it number one in the cinemas over the weekend.
According to the producer and director of the movie Omoni Oboli, “' I am happy people are loving Being Mrs Elliott', the response has been phenomenal. whatever the out of this cinema run, BME has shown me that if we do things right, most times the market response will also be right. BME is showing in cinemas across the country. I urge all movie lovers to go and see the movie.”
The movie has been enjoying rave review and wide commendation across board, class and people.
According to media personality and TOP FM OAP, Tosyn Bucknor in her regualr column for NET Newspaper, "When you watch the movie, watch out for the girl with Lepacious Bose; she almost stole the show. A big scene-stealer was Omoni Oboli herself who is a fantastic actress. Generally, 'Being Mrs Elliott' was an interesting movie to watch; I liked the premise, and how it was explored. I would like to see a television series based on 'Being Mrs Elliott' actually.”
Former editor of Genevieve Magazine, Joy Isi Bewaji said, ”'Being Mrs Elliot' is consumed as ardently as chirpy gossip over drinks and friendship, each lending its own colour and mischief. A sweet love story; genuine with a lot of faith. Omoni has proven to be a woman of many parts- a great actor and a good director. You will not miss the professional details lurking in the movie- in between phone calls and the expected filtered sounds, for one. Nollywood is not running out of breath anytime soon; it is not slowing down. Movies like 'Being Mrs. Elliot' show us that the race tracks are just being lined- for a marathon.”
According to Thelma, a blogger with thelmathinks.blogspot.com 'Being Mrs Elliott' has all the elements that make a good movie “there was not a dull moment (watching BME), but what was more impressive is that this movie had so many elements which are usually lacking in Nollywood movies; true romance, drama, comedy, suspense and the best; unpredictability. All wrapped in one! And that last element is the reason I doff my hat to Omoni; any Nigerian movie that leaves me completely uncertain as to how it would end up until I get to the very end, gets applause from me, 'Being Mrs Elliot' takes the cake.”
Being Mrs Elliott' is a the story of a successfully married woman who was torn between two worlds after a life changing incident, she later found out that the best life has to offer are not things but moments.