CityPress - - Trending - Trend­ing@city­press.co.za Di­rec­tor: Tha­bang Mo­leya Star­ring: Mma­batho Montsho, Khanyi Mbau, Re­nate Stu­ur­man

You could have your life pretty much un­der con­trol, yet still be miss­ing some­thing be­cause you’re search­ing for love. Hap­pi­ness Is a Four-let­ter Word wife of a suc­cess­ful busi­ness­man. She reck­ons that cheat­ing with a mar­ried man isn’t cheat­ing. Nandi (Mma­batho Montsho) is about to make part­ner at a law firm, and is en­gaged to an en­tre­pre­neur, but gets dis­tracted by an ex-lover. Then there’s Princess (Re­nate Stu­ur­man), who owns an art gallery and is pet­ri­fied of com­mit­ment un­til she meets a smoothtalk­ing artist.

Ev­ery­thing seems to be a bed of roses, but drama en­sues. It is re­fresh­ing to see South Africa de­picted in a lighter and more ro­man­tic way, through which the au­di­ence can have a laugh or two, and we can see how mod­ern-day ur­ban women deal with love. The cin­e­matog­ra­phy is ex­cep­tional, cap­tur­ing the en­ergy of the city and the syn­ergy be­tween the women. The Lira sound­track is the per­fect ac­com­pa­ni­ment.

This is sheer hap­pi­ness, and a per­fect movie to see with friends.

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