Nimbe starts off with a teenager, pointing a loaded gun at his classmate, in the middle of a crowded class, in the middle of a crowded school.
“Nimbe is the story of a teenager, constantly bullied by his peers but finds consolation, love and relevance in a street gang he is introduced to by an elder neighbour he meets by chance.”https://www.nimbethemovie.com/story/
Nimbe Movie Review
It starts off with a teenager, pointing a loaded gun at his classmate, in the middle of a crowded class, in the middle of a crowded school. This is also how the movie ends but what the rest of the movie does, is to show you how this boy became that person – the type to point a gun.
You know how it ends and you continue watching but that doesn’t stop you from having feelings of impending doom.
Somehow, you’re still glued to your screen, watching this young man spiral down a hole that many people are silently struggling to come out from. You’ll watch it knowing that no matter how much you wish he comes out better, your wishes won’t stop a teenager from brandishing a loaded gun.
So you watch anyway, as a boy with perfect attendance and grades, starts to question the usefulness of education.
You can only watch as bottle after bottle, pill after pill, his only friend lures him into a life of drug abuse and crime.
You see as he stands in between two parents who fight and bicker without regard for the effects their actions have on their son.
And probably the least shocking of all, you hardly observe that even with a class full of witnesses, every time this boy was bullied, no one reported or tried to help him.
Some of us are this last group of people – the unwilling bystanders and witnesses. The ones who see others around us spiralling and we do nothing about it. Sometimes it’s out of fear of speaking up, or because we don’t want to offend the person. Other times, we are simply minding the business that pays us.
One thing this movie reminds us of is that every time we mind our business – in a situation where we shouldn’t – someone’s life might be at stake.
Of course, when it comes down to the process of how people get into drug abuse, Nimbe isn’t subtle about it. Such a rendition is important for this story because we all need to see it. Only when we see it the way it is can we care just enough to be uncomfortable with being bystanders.
Dominated by a cast of teenage actors, this movie offers you over an hour of refreshingly new faces on your screen and surprisingly stellar acting from the young actors.
Nimbe is currently streaming on Netflix and is directed by Tope Alake, written by Ronke Gbede, and Yakubu Olawale, and starring Doyin Abiola, Toyin Abraham, & Odunlade Adekola.
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