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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
"Men are trash. Women are no better." "When you have a chance at happiness, grab it with your two hands." Being generous with money isn't a substitute for being a good parent.
Positive Role Models
With one exception, it seems as if every character puts money above all else.
The cast with few exceptions is Black Nigerian. Race is referenced when a Black man states his preference for "chocolate" darker-skinned women over "lighties." A White person calls Nigeria "fantastically corrupt." A Black person suggests in response to that generalization a "cultural sensitivity" class.
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Violence & Scariness
A professional soccer player is pushed and is injured. A woman tosses a drink in a man's face.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
A man agrees to have a polygamous relationship with two sisters. Adults kiss.
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"F--k," "s--t," "ass," "d--k," "bastard," "bitch," "damn," "hell," and "piss."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adults drink alcohol.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Chief Daddy 2: Going for Broke is a 2022 sequel to the 2018 Nigerian comedy Chief Daddy. Note that the sequel may be difficult to follow for those who haven't seen the first film. Set in Lagos, Dubai, and London, it tells the story of a money-crazed wealthy family now nearly broke after the death of the billionaire patriarch who left his successful corporation to a seemingly illegitimate daughter. Language includes infrequent use of "f--k," "s--t," "ass," "d--k," "bastard," "bitch," "damn," "hell," and "piss." Adults drink alcohol. There are references to sex and polygamy, but much of the emphasis is on materialism and wealth, or lack thereof. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
This feels a lot like the big, messy home movie of a family you don't really want to know. The characters are self-centered and, with one exception, seem to value money and living ostentatiously large above all else. One brother is "Big Money" Famzy, an inept rapper. American viewers unfamiliar with Nigerian in-jokes and personalities won't know that the actor playing him, Folarin "Falz" Falana, is a well-known Nigerian rapper, law school graduate, and political activist. So the irony of him playing a talentless dope will probably be lost on a U.S. audience. The movie may well be filled with other clever touches, but only those viewers willing to do some research will know it.
Still, it's painful to hear not one, not two, but three separate performances of the "artist" Famzy's same awful song. (Lyrics include, "I am still richer than you!") Proven liars repeatedly chime, "Trust me." The movie seems loosely scripted as scenes go on repetitively at great length with actors seemingly winging lines as they go. Performances are demonstrations of lung power for the most part, with most encounters starting with at least one person yelling and ending almost inevitably with all involved shouting at the top of their lungs. With no modulating direction and no subtlety, this is a long, hard slog that will best be appreciated by friends and family of those in the cast and crew.
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