I was really looking forward to this movie – the trailer seemed funny and lighthearted and I’m really trying to consistently support local films. I feel every successful offering, represents a giant step not only for the individual film but also for the industry as a whole and The Jakes Are Missing, is definitely a successful offering.
Okay, basic plot: Janice (Mampho Brescia) and Donald Jakes (Pope Jerrod) are a successful power couple who seemingly have the perfect life, there’s only one problem – Janice and Donald have fallen out of love with each other and their marriage is hanging on by a thread. Their looming journey towards divorce is halted when Simon (Mpho Sebeng) – the couple’s son – witnesses a murder and the entire family need to be put into witness protection. The family is taken to a small town – Pumpkin Valley – an extremely close-knit community, a far cry from the hustle and bustle of the big city. This forced journey of escape will either be the binding force the family needs to work things out or the final straw that breaks the camel’s back.
This movie is very similar to a movie that came out a few years ago called Did You Hear About The Morgans? starring Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker. Both films have couples near divorce who are whisked away to remote towns after witnessing murders. So this movie isn’t going to score any points for origina ... Read Full Review