The stylish and glossy romcom ‘Mrs Right Guy’, which spent 15 successful weeks on the cinema circuit, will be available on DStv BoxOffice from 23 September.
The film performed exceptionally well on circuit and was a hit across cinemas in South Africa maintaining a strong hold at the box office for almost three months.
“Cinemagoers’ support for ‘Mrs Right Guy’ was excellent, and we are looking forward to bringing it to audiences in the comfort of their own homes,” says producer DumI Gumbi. “It held its spot on the industry Top 10 alongside each week’s new releases for several weeks, against some amazing competition.”
‘Mrs Right Guy’ stars Dineo Moeketsi and an ensemble cast including Thapelo Mokoena, Thando Thabethe and Boity Thulo. The film tells the tale of how the beautiful Gugu (Moeketsi), dejected and disillusioned by love, has to learn to make the right choices. When she meets two eligible young men – serial seducer Dumile (Thapelo Mokoena) and regular good guy Joe (Lehasa Moloi), she is blinded by the charm, wealth, and power of Dumile and doesn’t see Joe for who he is: a kind, hardworking and grounded man who is just as comfortable on a chicken farm, as he is in Soweto or a glitzy corporate office. How will she make sure she lands the man she deserves, especially after her shoddy treatment of Joe?
Industry commentators and fans have heaped praise on the film:
“Directed by Adze Ugah, his effort is visually arresting as it beautifully juxtaposes the tranquil township lifestyle with fast-paced urban city life.” Sowetan Live
Events website Just Curious said, “‘Mrs Right Guy’ is an amazing romance movie with elements that we can all relate to. It has ama-gay-i, blessers, intsokolo, ubumnandi and everything under the sun.”
“‘Mrs Right Guy’ is funny, light and it’s got something positive to say in a positive way. Adze showcases Joburg from Maboneng to Neighbourgoods market to Orlando in a positive light with his drones and most importantly the people who live in it. So do yourself a favour and go check this movie out.” TVSA
“‘Mrs Right Guy’ evinces a healthy sheen of technical expertise. It gives us productive, smart, black South Africans who aren’t mired in despair for our entertainment. Instead, we get some snippy one-liners and beautiful people who should be on a magazine cover.” IOL
“It’s wonderful to see audiences supporting great local films,” says Kuun. “We encourage people to make sure they catch the film while it’s still on circuit so they can see it in all its big screen glory.”
‘Mrs Right Guy’ was funded by the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), in association with
Gauteng Film Commission, and The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). A Fuze Films production, the film was produced by Dumi Gumbi, Kethiwe Ngcobo, Mokopi Shale and Cati Weinek. The film is being distributed in South Africa by Indigenous Film Distribution.