Movie Review: Roger Quartey’s ‘TURN ME ON’. A Classic Movie!

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Sometimes it’s not a mistake for someone to play second fiddle to another person. I think it’s for the sake of learning that’s why we find ourselves being under some people, not for the fact that they are superior to us.

I can count over 30 movies that Roger Harold Quartey has featured as either a Production Manger or an actor or perhaps both. I’m not that old but have been on this planet for over two decades and I have seen lots of movies that Roger has been part of.

After helping several movie production houses to produce chart topping movies, now comes Roger Q Productions. And there comes his first production ‘TURN ME ON’.

Before I continue, I have a confession to make, I know Ghanaians are quick at taking sides, am a victim. I’m quick to say ‘this movie is the best local movie I have seen’ but after watching the above movie, I think I will be careful from now onwards.

Roger Quartey is a classic example of a learned person who has acquired a little bit of this and a little bit of that from his years of being in the movie industry to make a complete movie. Will it be over ambitious to say he’s scored a higher mark than his bosses? Don’t mind me I like controversies.

The movie with Love, Greed, Blackmail, Hatred, Treasure and Deceit as its theme featured all the highly sought after movie stars in Ghana. It featured Jackie Appiah, John Dumelo, Kofi Adjorlolo, Yvonne Nelson, Roselyn Ngissah, Beverly Afaglo, Timothy Bentum, Ben Kwadey, Vivian Achor, Khareema Aguiar, Eddie Nartey, Ken Fiati and Omar De 1st.

‘TURN ME ON’ is a story of one Dr. Harry Buckman, a successful businessman and a family man who has toiled so hard to achieve a lot in life. With four children Tyler, a lawyer by profession, Kendell, a renowned fashion designer, Woody, a musician and a drug addict, and Julia their half sister.

Tyler Buckman (Played by John Dumelo), the elder son of the family unknowingly to his siblings hires one of his dad’s escorts to secretly kill their dad.

Kendell Asamoah (played by Jackie Appiah), a renowned fashion designer and the wife of Michael Asamoah, a stammer (played by Eddie Nartey) mistakenly knocked down and killed an innocent girl. The knock was not her fault; but she however narrated the whole incidence to her husband. The husband then started blackmailing her, writing letters to her requesting for various amounts of money every now and then.

Woody Buckman (Played by Benjamin Kwadey) a struggling musician. His dad wanted him to become an engineer against his wish of being a footballer or a musician. His own deeds made sure he didn’t become a football, an engineer but a struggling musician. He became a drug addict through the fault of his own wife (played by Roselyn Ngissah).

For the wife, it was a pay back time for her against a husband who impregnated her own best friend and in addition to her real sister. The two ended up losing their lives when they opted for abortion to terminate the unwanted babies.

Greed For Money

With GHC 4 million left for the three of them and as the eldest son, it was stated in the Will that he is supposed to receive more than the rest. But the family lawyer (played by Kofi Adjorlolo) informs them that there is another claimant to the Buckman’s property who happens to be Julia Buckman (Yvonne Nelson), the daughter of Rosemary.

Tyler takes a loan from the bank and then hatched a plan with a lady (Beverly Afaglo) he had saved from being battered to death. He pays her to impersonate as daughter of Rosemary, a former worker at the Buckman’s house who run away 23 years after getting pregnant with Mr. Buckman.

When Beverly approached the family that she is the lost daughter of the late Buckman, she needed a proof for her claim. She wasn’t able to do that, so it became necessary that a private investigator was hired to find out. Since this is the handwork of Tyler, it was successful. She was proved as their lost sibling.

So now with their lost sibling found, the GHC 4 million was to be shared equally to the four siblings. Just when Beverly was about leaving to South Africa for accomplishing her role as an impersonator, then Kendell persuades her to stay behind and wait for her GHC 1 million.

Beverly and her fiancé (played by Omar De 1st) started exhorting huge sums of money from Tyler. Meanwhile the loan he took from the bank is accruing interests.

Tyler was frustrated since he needed his money to settle the debt at the bank. Meanwhile the real Julia Buckman surfaced. Kendell also needed her share of the money to pay off her blackmailers. For Woody, his wife is on his neck, she won’t grant him a divorce until she tastes her father in law’s money.

Now that the real Julia Buckman is discovered, do you think the money will be shared GHC 1 million equally among them? You actually think so? Grab your ticket as ‘TURN ME ON’ will be premiered on 1st of October 2010 at the Silver Bird Cinema at 6.30pm. The movie was produced by Roger Quartey and directed by Frank Rajah Arase.

I Recommend This Movie To All Movie Lovers though the constant use of abusive languages such as *S* word ‘Shit’ and *F* word ‘Fuck’ was a source of worry and a turn off for me instead of turning me on just as the title reads.

The first court scene was a bit confusing, well perhaps I wasn’t paying attention. The scene opens to the court room and suddenly the judge adjudges the case. Also there were scenes where Woody had braided hair and in-between scenes where he carried bushy hair.

I give the movie 80%. THUMPS UP Roger Harold Quartery and the crew. Don’t forget to build up on your next production because will be watching closely.

Review by Ebenezer Anangfio Jnr.

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jb says:

stop insulting innocent souls

jweezy says:

I wonder what some people gain when they insult others.
Why should u insult jackie.

jay uk says:

I just visited Ghana a month ago and happen to have the privilege of watching this movie and thought Ghana is getting somewhere with script writing only to come back to UK and upon a bit of research got to know that the producer and writer were just lazy and did nothing  in terms of writing the script.The whole script was like a photo copy from SIDNEY SHELDON’S book MORNING,NOON& NIGHT. I was very disappointed when i got to know this. why can’t the people  that write our movie script think and be very creative but just “steal” someone’s work. shame on the writer((Pricsilla Agyekum) and the producer ( Harold Roger Quatey) think you should  go look up the meaning of Plagiarism and please give credit to SIDNEY SHELDON!!!!! 

cici says:

evrythg abt Yvonne Nelson makes me wanna puke…like ive bn sayin these so called actresses shd go do Cantata and akan drama as a beginning acting course..these two ladies plus dis guy suck ba Yvonne Nelson is the worse..she cannot act at all…pls sum1 shd tell dem for me..dey cant b called way..

kris says:

this is from some story book i read.

; says:

u r very very stupid..

ben says:

@;, so are you . is that not what they do always? copy cat cum soft p*rn, its your entire family that are stupid and animal.

ben says:

copycats as usual and you call it classy ,SYDNEY SHELDON NOVEL ;MORNING NOON AND NIGHT THIEVES ,classy my fooottttttttttttttttttt.

; says:

@ben,u r very very stupid..

ben says:

@;, just like you and your entire family you insult me because of this hopeless WHORE?

TheChuckylee says:

As 4 dis one the title alone TURNS ME OFF!!!

ghallday says:

wow!  Turn me on!  … the movies coming out these days are too s*xually charged. From Hot Fork to Adults Only then here we go with “Turn me On”… what’s the whole idea?

@ghallday, There are no s*x scene in this movie

ghallday says:

@Author: Ebenezer Anangfio Jnr.,Thank goodness for that. I’d have said they “follow follow” was becoming boring.

Miyagi says:

@ghallday,lol title is a bit kinky 

ghallday says:

@Miyagi,Yea man. Very much kinky. It can’t mean anything else but “laying pipe” lol

joe says:

do you say CLASSIC?for where ?or just because it featured your jackie ,what is new on this story ?please spare our ears.

goodies says:

@joe, tell me abt it , classic for the where??? but then jackie is featured in so it must be. hope its not one of those soft p*rn. but then again jackie is in it so even if it is one of those soft p*rn , with jackie’s presence GC will not classify it as one, i have said my own , crazy fans of jackies ( tigers)pls i beg make u no come after me cos im too skinny , u will only get bones …hehehehe

Amevor says:

@goodies, You are very foolish okay. Are u not also crazy for that wannabe Nadia? Asshole , i don’t know why you keep commenting on Jackie all the tym since you are a hater. Why don’t you go and comment on that good for nothing Nadia whom you worship like a goddess and kisses her ass.Why does it pain u so much that Jackie also has people who love her. Foolish pig, do u think u can make GC hate or fans of Jackie hate her? Then u must be in your wildest dream cos it would never happen. If u want to f*ck Nadia 365 days /24 hours and feel better, then do it cos she is shit and ordinary to me. Fools like u shouldn’t be allowed here, u think u are the only person that knows how to appreciate and defend your act? Hell no. Idiot. And all your evil plans for GC owners to hate or write unexisting negative things about Jackie will never work. Burn in hell.

Amevor says:

@joe, Who invited u here. You are lost cos i don’t see the reason why someone u hate could be so important to u at the same time. You campers of that ugly b*tch called Nadia think you can bring Jackie down? You should start thinking twice cos whatever goes round comes back. God punish u devil. Nadia shall always follow Jackie’s path. Don’t let me place that faker ugly b*tch called Nadia where she belong okay? She isn’t even woman enough. You think cos fans of Jackie like me keep quiet and watch u fools say whatever u want see Nadia as a perfect creature? She is far from that and you should be helping that pig like creature solve her scandals. God forsaken fools always hating and demoralizing an innocent girl who has done you nothing. All i have for u is to watch out cos your times shall definitely come. Gosh never knew people can turn envy into such serious hatred. Fuck all haters and f*ck that crone called Nadia.

Sam Tee says:

Wow! Jackie is so hot. She is always graceful and eloquent. Go girl u are the finest and the best Ghana has to offer. You shall forever remain dearest to us. I’m so glad that u are in the hearts of your colleagues. No wonder when Stella Damasus was asked by Anita Owusu on how gollywood/nollywood wahala could be resolved, she simply said ” we can resolve the hatred by making Jackie Appiah the face of a product in Nigeria and Ramsey Nuoah also the face of a product in Ghana. You are so blessed for good people like Stella wishing u well, by highlighting u to be an ambassador. No matter how people hate and discredit u, u name shall go beyond gollywood. Loved how Stella pronounced Appiah though.

osei says:

@X,u re very stupid n mumu to insult jackie,wat has she done to deserve such notorious insult frm a goat like u.go n insult dat silly,uncultured,naught,unscrupulous as well as ashawo family of urs.i kno ppl lik u wil die b4 ur age.

MEE says:

@X, I told you the “tigers” will not only coming out but will come in numbers, just wait and see, there are more coming. Heheheheh. @X, next time make sure you wear a helmet when you comment on jackie again,because it will be a bumpy ride. Talking to myself,”Mee, are you sure your mouth has not only be shut but sown and stapled? Let me examine you to make sure…..Oh ok I can see it is sown and stapled, so now leave the tigers alone and let them feast on Mr X .” bon appetit jackie fans, Mr X is all yours

inchristalone says:

@MEE lol man u re damn funny.cant resist but comment.bon appetit lmao

miss dior says:

@MEE, lol, u’ve learned your lesson.

joe says:

@osei, you insult someone because of this GREEDY WHORE? this shortie old lady bodied thing?

addy says:

when is the trailer coming out?

X says:

Look at Jackie with her ugly face !

MEE says:

Heheheheh…I guess this jackie business will not rest. GC likes talking about anything involving jackie and people like commenting about her. Her face is funny though in the pic though, she is over-acting like always, and this is just a picture. But please let me close my mouth oooooh before jackie’s crazy fans come and chew me up like I’m a piece of meat. No more comment from me on jackie. Ehhhhiii I want to live oooh,I want to live. I almost lost my life less than a weak ago when I said Senyo’s interview shouldn’t about jackie but focused on him instead. Come and see the tigers came out like they have not eaten for years and just saw a prey. People were firing shots at me left and right, I had to go to the hospital just to survive the ordeal. SO I WILL KEEP MY MOUTH SHUT THIS TIME. I HAVE NOT ONLY SHUT MY MOUTH BUT SOWN IT, AND STAPLED IT JUST TO MAKE SURE IT WOULDN’T OPEN ON THIS JACKIE SUBJECT. I BEG I WANT TO LIVE

X says:

@MEE, hahaha you are hilarious !!

Ngozi says:

@MEE, u say the fans are responsible you are a dreamer. It is God punishing you bcos u have a bitter heart towards an inocent child like jackie and the bible says TOUCH NOT MY ANOINTED. Her and her fans God will fight for her

joe says:

@Ngozi, who told you jackie is GOD fearing ?this greedy whore? and did you say innocent?dont deceive yourself.

goodies says:

@X, im not a jackie fan but honestly her face is not ugly but the rest of her body oh dear . not bad

jaykay says:

@goodies, she needs a serious workout plan. her face is a no no

Ngozi says:

@jaykay, but. She is more. Beautiful more than u, kwasia panyin. Jackie u are too fine, I love u to much

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