Mrs Right Guy was quite all right
Mrs Right Guy Director: Adze Ugah Starring: Dineo Moeketsi, Thapelo Mokoena, Lehasa Moloi Gugu Hlatshwayo (Dineo Moeketsi) has been unlucky in love. But while she is still nursing her broken heart, love makes its way to her, twice.
Dumile (Thapelo Mokoena) is a smart, corporate smooth-talker, and a bit of a bad boy, who woos Gugu – but is it only to get her into bed? Joe (Lehasa Moloi) is the boy next door, the chicken farmer, who fell for Gugu at first sight. So who is she going to end up with? This romantic comedy had me laughing, and managed to tackle relatable issues such as heartbreak, fear of moving on and trust.
Moeketsi is great as a woman who has been let down by men and no longer trusts them, yet she retains her optimism and naivety.
Dumile’s bad-boy traits will break a lot of women’s hearts. He is a player, and the role fitted him well, even though I think something was missing – or maybe the film rushed the plot a bit.
It seemed like the characters came together too soon, and it was weird for Gugu to sleep with Dumile in the blink of an eye when she’s supposed to be a character with trust issues.
Moloi is so cute to watch, but his acting skills are a bit shaky. He lacked presence.
I loved that it all took place in the township. It’s relatable and refreshing to see this in a romcom.
And Gugu’s sidekicks, Tau Maserumule and 5FM DJ Thando Thabethe, really made their presence felt on screen and added a few laughs.
It’s great to have more local romcoms amid the endless crime thrillers and political dramas.
Mrs Right Guy is good, but not excellent. If they’d given scenes more room to breathe, it could have been better. Still, it’s light entertainment that will leave a spring in your step. – Precious Mavuso
THREE’S A CROWD Catch (from left) Thapelo Mokoena, Dineo Moeketsi and Lehasa Moloi in this local romcom