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Matthew Field
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Nimi Da Silva
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John
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Nene
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Rev. Fola
Joy Elias-Rilwan ...
Mama Fola
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Dr. Ade
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Madame Rosa
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Jenny Field
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Bitter Leaf
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Papa Fola
Willie Jonah ...
Old uncle
Ho Yi ...
Chen
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A beautiful young single mother feels the pressure from the ex-pat Nigerian community to get married. Her precocious son has met his hero, a cynical English comic book writer and decides he is a match for his mum. The fall for each other but their love is tested by resistance from the community. Written by Anonymous

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Sammy: Are you brave?
Matthew Field: What? Well, sometimes.
Sammy: Are you honest?
Matthew Field: Brutally.
Sammy: But are you romantic?
Matthew Field: To a fault. Have you had breakfast?
Sammy: You can't have breakfast at 4 o'clock.
Matthew Field: I can do what I like.
Sammy: Saracen, will you marry my mother?
[Matthew chuckles]
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Amazingly....... AWFUL!
27 April 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

When my Mum went down to the video store to rent a film for the night my sister and I learned a lesson, to always company my Mum to the video store! In fact the only reason why she chose it was because Colin Firth was in it and she *cough* thinks he's a good actor!

It starts off with some beautiful veiws of Africa and then goes DOWN AND DOWN AND DOWN, AND DOWN. After this film I was very surprised that Colin Firth got as far as he did since this pointless film could destroy any actors career.

The story is about a divorced women who's son is trying to matchmake her to a man called Matthew Fields who he met whilst impressing his friends because of his large house.

Nimi the divorce does not like Matthew at all and is going out with the local vicar who does not like her son John.... and the same with him!

I am sorry if you disagree with me and i hope i haven't offended you but to all the people who haven't seen this film, I leave you with one word of warning, DON'T WATCH THIS FILM!!!!!


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