Mrs Right Guy was quite all right

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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

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