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Movie review knocking on heaven s door

Debbie Adesua Etomi is a talented gospel singer that worshipped God with her voice. She sang the lead in the church choir and was talented enough to become a recording artist.

She was married to Moses Blossom Chukwujekwu and he appeared to have lost his identity in the marriage.

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As Debbie prepared for stardom Moses found any excuse to hit her. She kept the physical abuse a secret and carried on as though all was well. He was impressed with her talent but also sensed her pain. He developed a personal interest in her and worked on her record deal. Instead of the music producer being the typical snake in the grass, it was Brenda Ini Edowho was a slick journalist with an agenda.

Brenda had a history with Moses and as she conspired to get him in her life, she got her hands on some information that she used to make it happen. This movie is a cross between a musical and a domestic abuse drama. There were quite a few singing performances in between the violent marriage of Debbie and Moses. Just when she was on the verge of signing a record deal she woke up the following morning to find that Moses had not only ruined all of her belongings but also undermined her meeting with the music executives.

Statistics show that abusive behavior is a learned behavior. Moses was surrounded by violence as a child and witnessed his father beat his mother.

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His past was partly responsible for his actions and years later it was his wife that suffered instead of his mother. The movie displayed the vicious cycle of domestic abuse and the abusers need to control.

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As one spouse continuously forgives, the other continues to strike. The number one question that this movie provoked is why did Debbie stay in the marriage? Moses caused her four miscarriages and they had no children together.

She was also the breadwinner in the relationship so what logical reason did she have to stay? She stated that there are only two acceptable reasons for divorce — infidelity and death.

  • Martin, an arrogant rebel type, and Rudi, who's more cautious, both still in their 20's, suddenly find imminent death sentences hanging over them;
  • The movie is one long comic chase in which Martin and Rudi find themselves simultaneously pursued by the goons and the police and, in a series of clever feints, succeed in avoiding being captured;
  • The story tries to tell a story of hypocrisy and deceit;
  • And these two reasons had not come to fruition in her marriage.

And these two reasons had not come to fruition in her marriage. Unfortunately domestic abuse will always be a current topic. Performances here were terrific.

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Adesua Etomi is a true talent and she was a blessing to watch. As for Majid Michel, he appears to be flexing his wings.

The filmmakers did a fine job of incorporating music, the church, and domestic abuse into one story. The gospel performances were like a breath of fresh air and uplifting. Overall, there was a sustained spiritual presence that hovered over the volatile relationship, which seemed contrary but it worked.