I love movies but I kinda hate cinemas. I’m the type of girl that sits with my feet on the couch, eating loads of unhealthy food whilst screaming at the screen or bawling without shame, depending on the movie of course. I don’t like the fact that cinemas are cold and food options are limited + no hot beverages are being sold (Ster-Kinekor will start selling pizzas soon so I might reconsider). I love local movies, I’m kinda addicted to Mzanzi Bioscope nowadays as it showcases the work of our people and our country. When I received the invitation to watch Mrs Right Guy with the cast and other members of the media industry, I accepted immediately. If you don’t know what the movie is about or who stars in it, allow me to give you a brief synopsis:
The film stars Dineo Moeketsi as the lovelorn Gugu Hlatshwayo. Downhearted and disappointed by love, she has grown up with the curse of being the ‘It Girl’, most beautiful and wanted by everyone.Having been raised by Gog’ Agnes saved her, with the older woman warning her off boys, but then she had her heart broken when she was left deserted on an island,utterly humiliated on her honeymoon after her husband disappeared.. Raising laughs as well as hope for those who have been wounded by love, the film follows Gugu as she meets two eligible young men – serial seducer Dumile (Thapelo Mokoena) and regular good guy Joe (Lehasa Moloi). One is a sure-fire way to heartbreak, and the other a guaranteed ticket to true love and happiness.‘Mrs Right Guy’ is directed by Nigerian-born filmmaker Adze Ugah, who says he is excited about the film. “It’s the perfect vehicle for Dineo Moeketsi’s big screen debut,” he says. “The storyline about the challenges facing a strong single woman in her search for a mate is highly topical. The film reflects the complications millennials face as they try to find true love.”Other familiar faces in the movie are Thando Thabethe (Thabooty) who plays the role of Anna, Gugu’s colleague and friend, Boity Thulo as the colleague who’s also sleeping with Dumile and Robert Whitehead who’s best known for his role as villain Barker Haines in Isidingo.
You can watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jj0JiEs3lj8
My thoughts on this movie:
To be quite honest, I was expecting your typical romcom or a very serious tale of love and lost but I was pleasantly surprised. This movie had a lot of humour with puns like “sangoma” that only those who have watched it will get. It’s relatable as we’ve all been left devastated at some stage with a broken heart, been wooed by the “player” type of guy that you thought you could change and overlooked the “good guy” because he wasn’t exciting enough. In my books, this movie deserves a solid 8/10 and you should definitely watch it.
About the premiere:
The venue was The Zone, Rosebank and we actually arrived early for a change. The after party was at Newscafe, Rosebank and the theme was “The Perfect Date Traffic Light After Party” where you wristband indicated your status i.e.
Red – Not Available
Yellow – Call Me Maybe?
Green – Single & Ready to Mingle
I’ve tried to save my battery life for when the cast arrives to take pictures with them but unfortunately my phone had other plans. Dineo looked radiant in a silver and black evening gown, Thando sported a mustard shorts-with-a-train and Lehasa looked really good in his black suit. Thapelo definitely stole the show wearing a maroon 3 piece suit,he only wore the waistcoat and rounded his look of with some nerd glasses. Overall I had fun, loads of it and met really amazing people. The sponsors included Redd’s SA that ensured we didn’t get thirsty and MUD SA that made sure the ladies’ makeup stays on fleek.
My outfit and makeup for the night:
Dress: Jolie Comme Moi (YDE)
Boots: Mr Price
CC Cream and lipstick- Avon
Mascara, brow pencil, eye pencil and eyeshadow- Rimmel
Hair (wig)- Hair City
Here’s some pictures I managed to take to create major FOMO