We had Tell Me Sweet Something in December and not less than three months later we have another major movie pandering to the rom-com/chick flick market. It's making a killing at the box office, but is it any good? Let's dig in...
Adapted from a book by Cynthia Jele, who also helped to co-write the feature film script, Thabang Moleya's debut feature film is not as fanciful as Tell Me Sweet Something but it trails the line of whimsical, escapist romantic genres and it's something that speaks to the condition of upwardly mobile females in our country, very finely.
The three main characters are borderline stereotypes/archetypes based on how the film speaks to you. There's the gold digger played by Khanyi Mbau (I guess the irony is not lost on the audience), the arty type, played by Renata Stuurman, and then the stick in the mud/all-about-being-successful, played by Mmabatho Montsho (the OCD references are so on the nose - the show-don't-tell idiom is lost on the script writers in this instance).
Yes, it's like Sex in the City and Waiting to Exhale - all those American movies just with local stars at the forefront.
Then there's a long list of beef cakes and semi beef cakes in all shapes and sizes for the ladies to perve over... Thabang Moleya delivers an escapist rom-com with eveything pretty, glossy and clean. The escapist factor is ratched up on high with some drama thrown in ... Read Full Review