The Jakes Are Missing tells a story on how Janice and Donald Jakes have fallen out of love and into Witness Protection. Being at the wrong place at the wrong time sends a teenage boy and his parents to a journey where they will rediscover what it means to love each other. The Jakes are Missing was directed by Figjam.

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Critic Reviews (6)

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Critical Consensus: Poor.
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themovies.co.za

29 Dec 2016
4.0
I am someone who really enjoys watching South African movies, so when I heard about The Jakes Are Missing I looked forward to watching it a lot. As it turns out The Jakes should probably stay missing. The Jakes Are Missing stars Mampho Brescia, Pope ...
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Channel24

29 Dec 2016
4.0
It’s been a good year for the South African film industry. For the past few months there has been a constant stream of local films on the cinema line-up. And while I am really excited about the spike in local productions there have been some hits a ...
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TVSA

29 Dec 2016
4.0
This past Wednesday was the launch of yet another South African movie (yay!!). It is always good to see more and more SA films – it seems like the days of having only 5 SA films a year are done and dusted, but was this a good addition to the ro ...
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KG'S MOVIE RANTS

29 Dec 2016
7.0
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 ...
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IOL

29 Dec 2016
6.0
A local romance with two beautiful black people in the lead – time to stop complaining about all those Afrikaner rom-coms. This means variety has arrived, people. Or not. Donald (Jerrod) and Janice (Brescia) Jakes are living the life in their mansi ...
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Fortress of Solitude 29 Dec 2016

5.0
“Falling out of love is easy. Finding the way back is hard,” reads the slogan of The Jakes Are Missing. In this case, however, the Jakes just needed to step away from their big city life, to reassess and rekindle the broken relationships. Simon ( ...

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Executive Producer:

Bianca Isaac

Release Date:

October 23rd, 2015 (South Africa)

Cinematography:

Jonathan De La Querra

Screenplay:

Bianca Isaac

Editor:

C. A. van Aswegen

Music:

Tim Hendricks

Production Company:

Figjam Entertainment, Fix Post Production (Post Production)

Distribution:

Ster-Kinekor Distribution

Language:

English

Runtime:

95 minutes

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