Separating: The Wedding Planner End Explained

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We’re discussing the ending of the Netflix movie Disconnect: The Wedding Planner, which will contain spoilers.

Released five years after the first Separate Netflix’s Nigerian rom-com follows a group of people trying to put together a wedding in the stunning city of Mombasa. The film was written and directed by David “Tosh” Gitongawho is also behind the award-winning feature Half Life of Nairobi.

Synopsis according to my review:

Separate: The Wedding Planner begins with Otis, our leading man, who breaks the heart of a young woman he was dating by making it painfully clear that he is not interested in a serious relationship. What interests him, however, is an investment made by his Nigerian friend Dale, who is busy planning his marriage to Rita. To save his dying company, Otis Dale promises to arrange a Yoruba wedding in the coastal city of Mombasa. Of course, the wedding planner hired to help, Otis, disappears with all his money, meaning the poor playboy is forced to travel to the beach resort and plan the event himself.

There are many characters introduced in this film, which makes it a bit difficult to keep up. Otis, the protagonist, is a divorced attachmentphobe and his child’s mother hates him (presumably because he cheated on her too much). Then there’s TK, a successful businesswoman and the protagonist’s main love, who keeps turning down his advances because of her, knowing he has commitment issues. Her friends Celine and Richard have been a couple for four years, but they seem to fight constantly and are in therapy. Unfortunately, her therapist is beyond useless. Otis’ best friend and business partner Khalid is fed up with our hero’s bad business sense. And her other friend, Judy, just found out her fiancé was cheating, so she spends a lot of the movie being sad.

When Otis finds out he’s been cheated on, the scene mirrors the exact moment poor Judy finds out she’s been cheated on, with the film trying to suggest that there is even a remote resemblance between these two life events. Otis responds to the news by getting drunk at work and inappropriately dancing in the middle of his office. July, on the other hand, deals with her fiancé’s infidelity by sleeping with her best friend’s boyfriend.

Separating: The Wedding Planner End Explained

Despite some difficulties along the way (including Otis failing to actually organize the promised Yoruba wedding), Dale and Rita happily tie the knot. However, during the party, Otis learns that all his efforts have been in vain as Dale will not invest in his company. To make matters worse, our protagonist and his love TK have a huge argument because she loves him while he loves sleeping with as many women as possible.

Meanwhile, Richard (who just proposed despite spending half of the film cheating on his girlfriend) is disappointed to find out that Celine slept with Josh a few years ago, while poor Celine is still devastated when she learns that her boyfriend only slept with Judy a day or two before. However, Richard and Celine reconcile when she sees him turn down the hotel manager’s advances. Judy has little to say for herself, but she does offer Otis some valuable advice on how to approach TK.

Back in Nairobi, Otis turns to Khalid to apologize for being bad at business. While Khalid doesn’t apologize for basically poaching Dale and convincing him not to invest in Otis, he does offer our hero a job at his newly opened company.

Now employed, Otis approaches and eventually bonds with TK. Not without telling her she was right about the wedding cake (She wasn’t. The bride wanted fondant cake, and TK decided butter cake was a better idea, leading to a fight between the two women in the middle of a hotel lobby).

The film ends with Celine and Richard having an ultrasound at the doctor’s office as the happy couple is now expecting a baby. Upon exiting the office, they meet Judy, who is also pregnant and is now dating Khalid. The question begs, is Judy’s baby Khalid’s or Richard’s?

As the credits roll, we see a clip of Wale Ojo’s character and his best friend (Dale and Rita’s respective fathers) on the beach as they meet two young women. By young I mean they could be the granddaughters of the two men.

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