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Somewhere In The Middle (2015/Omnibus Entertainment/Film Movement DVD)

Picture: C Sound: C Extras: D Film: C+

Kofi (Charles Miler) and Billie (Cassandra Freeman) are a married working couple in New York, but even working as semi-successful blue-collar workers leaves little time for their marriage, much less for romance. Kofi is a lawyer and Billie is the boss of her own small graphic design business. As Kofi tries to make time to spend with Billie, he soon finds himself resisting the charms of free spirited Sophie (Mirasol Miranda). Billie all the meanwhile has her own secret which she is hiding from Kofi as well in Lanre Olabisi's Somewhere In The Middle (2015).

Kofi working man and a husband and trying to save his marriage, but it is very hard when his wife Billie keeps on brushing him off and not caring to spend time with him, or his efforts be romantic. Billie, on the other hand, is a control freak and cares more about her social business than her marriage, but secretly she is a closet lesbian (and since she is the boss) she is also having an affair with one of her female workers. It is not a wonder then why eventually Kofi begins to have his own affair with the free spirited Sophie. In the end, no one is faithful and no one is happy, but how will they resolve this slow-brewing mess?

This film seems to sum up the modern American Marriage, that people get married but when they aren't happy they can have affairs. It paints the picture of how husbands try to be faithful, but it is not his fault if the woman if she cares more about working than their relationship (and also seems to say that all working women have lesbian tendencies). In truth, men and woman being equal, both can have affairs, but who we blame the failed marriage on is effected by social rules and whoever is the alpha in the relationship.

The anamorphically enhanced picture and lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 soundmix are both a bit soft, but watchable, yet might play better on Blu-ray. The only extras includes trailers.

- Ricky Chiang


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