Did cupid’s arrow strike you? Are you in love with the idea of love? Do you have your wedding planned out way before you even snag a bae? Do you believe in soul mates? Then we have the perfect movie for you in the month of love.
Happiness is a Four-Letter Word offers a glimpse behind Jo'burg surbabia's white picket fences told through the story of three career-oriented and strong-willed women in search of true love – cliché as it may sound.
First there is Khanyi Mbau playing a very Khanyi Mbau archetype as trophy wife Zaza. Zaza loves everything that shines, call her the Queen of Bling if you may. Delivering shallow remarks such as "Well, shopping relaxes me", it's evident that Mbau didn't have to delve very deep to find the woman she portrays on the big screen.
Bored with her lonely life Zaza, a mother of two, has an illicit love affair with a married man (Daniel Hadebe), while her inattentive husband (Simo Magwaza) is away on business, because according to Zaza's wisdom having an affair with another married person doesn't really count as cheating. Mbau is clearly not afraid to take the Mickey out of her tabloid persona. As a result, she surprisingly brings some comic relief to the dramedy.
Then there is art gallery owner and serial dater Princess (Renate Stuurman) who falls head-over-heels in love with smooth-talking afrocentri ...