House of Gold is a 2013 movie from the stable of HENRIKESIM productions. Before watching the movie, I’d checked out some reviews and it was quite discouraging. But having now watched the movie, it’s really not half as bad as people said, in my opinion. I guess I’m considering the fact that it is a Nollywood/Ghollywood movie so I didn’t expect too much. Anyways, here it goes…
PRODUCER: YVONNE NELSON
DIRECTOR: PASCAL AMANFO
MAJID MICHEL – Freddie Dan Ansah
YVONNE NELSON -Timara Dan Ansah
OMAWUNMI MEGBELE – Nina Dan Ansah
UMAR KRUPP – Peter Dan Ansah
EDDIE WATSON – Sam
FRANCIS ODEGA – John Bosco
LUCKIE LAWSON – Mitchel Dan Ansah
MERCY CHINWO – Lucia
ICE PRINCE ZAMANI – Tony
House of Gold is quite an interesting movie. The movie’s about a wealthy man, Dan Ansa, who had numbered days on earth as a result of cancer. He decided to call all his children from far and near to live together under the same roof for 7 days. How original, right? Moving right along… Normally, we will all be like it’s not a big deal since they are siblings, but in this family there is total chaos! Sibling rivalry, a gay son, a disabled child, etc – all of which made for an interesting dynamics.
I did like the comedy. I think Omawunmi is an excellent actress! She played her role perfectly and left no stone untouched. Her sex scene with Sam played out well too. I also enjoyed Umar Krupp’s role. He played the gay son and I will give him a 10 over 10. I particularly like the scene where he was introducing himself as Peepee to the rest of the family.
Sadly, there are a lot of things that were quite unnecessary. For example, I didn’t understand why I had to see too many house help scenes. They were fighting, talking, it was just unnecessary.
I think Majid got the movie script late because, in some scenes, he just acted lost and short of words.
The Lucia babe is a TER-RI-BLE actress! Not that I can act o, but her over acting was too much. It was so obvious that she was unrightfully basking in the spotlight. I didn’t think scenes with Francis Odega were funny. In fact, I do not consider him a funny person at all. The “Majid Speech” towards the end of the movie… sigh… why??? I also didn’t understand Ice Prince’s role. I did enjoy when he spilled the secret though, that was funny. But who was he running away from? Why was he in the movie? Why did they show me his belt and shoes when he was introducing himself? These questions, my brethren, I still do not have answers to. If you know why any of these things happened please drop me a comment using the box below…
I will rate this move a 4 over 10. Don’t get me wrong, I did enjoy the movie. It has more than enough comedy. Peepee is the funniest person there, but the annoying scenes out shined the great scenes. Click here to watch trailer, and let me know your thoughts if you’ve seen the movie…