Nollywood’s The Intern is unlike Hollywood’s The Intern, a 2015 movie directed, written and produced by Nancy Meyers. Produced in 2018 by Rok Studios, it features Timini Egbuson, Moyo Lawal, Sophia Alakija and a host of other actors and actresses you may or may not have come across.
The intern is the story of a Adegoke played by Timini Egbuson who keeps the facade of a young Nigerian returnee from the abroad. He is actually born and bred in Lagos and in fact lives in the shanties with his aged mother. He also does not have any of those qualifications he so happily talks about on his resume.
In the end, he is found out by his co-intern in the organization, Halima played by Moyo Lawal, but not before he has impregnated the new receptionist played by Sophia Alakija, and also taken a huge amount of money as loan from a bank in the movie.
The canker worm of lies are soon opened and everyone soon finds out that Adegoke is a big liar. At the end of the movie, we see that this is his modus operandi as he goes to another firm to intern again.
The intern was produced by Chita Agwu Johnson, directed by Okechukwu Oku with Sugar Nelson as the assistant Director.
I would rate this movie a 6/10. Timini Egbuson and Sophia Alakija were both able to interpret their roles perfectly. Those two have a sync in their movies, as I have seen them in Skinny Girl In Transit together. However, I did not like Moyo Lawal’s interpretation of her role, I felt that she was a bit stiff.
Rok Studios did a great job in casting new faces, as the only faces quite known to most people were Timin Egbuson, Moyo Lawal and Sophia Alakija. It felt like a breath of fresh air to be very honest. Continuity of the movie was great, and dialogue was even better. I did not see any forced conversations or over-acting.
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