Seriously Single Review: Loaded with predictable writing, but still enjoyable

Richard Mahesh -

Seriously Single Review: Loaded with predictable writing, but still enjoyable

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Format:   Original Film
Platform:  Netflix
Movie Rated: 18+
Genre:   Comedy, Romance
Language:  English
Digital Premiere Date:   31 July 2020

 

What’s it all about?
Dineo (Fulu Mugovhani) finds herself desolated after a breakup, which she wants to make up with an instant rebound relationship with Lunga (Bohang Moeko). However, she lands up yet again on a disastrous plain as it doesn’t long and turns towards her close buddy Naoni (Tumi Morake), a high-spirited boisterously playful belle, who doesn’t believe in relationships. She helps Dineo embark on her journey of self-discovery.
 

Analysis
The immaculateness of Rom-Coms strikes the bull’s eyes if audiences completely experience the amalgamation of fun, celebration, and emotional connection together. Significantly, these demeanours are amply found and it does make the complete hours of show more engrossing. An impeccable factor that ascribes the film’s inherent quality of appealing easily to everyone in the story being predictable yet enjoyable. While the first hour has the fun and rumbustious journey of the protagonist and her pal, the second hour slightly deviates into the emotional quotients, especially when Naoni, who finds adhered to a guy over a one-night stand relationship unexpectedly turning into a long relationship. But the writers and directors (Brother-Sister) Katleho Ramaphakela-Rethabile Ramaphakela duo make sure that the substance of friendship doesn’t get diluted or eclipsed by the romantic quotients in a stereotypical manner. Apart from the nuanced performances of lead actors and decorous screenwriting, the backdrops of Johannesburg splashed with voguish lifestyle depiction and colourfulness remains as a dandy ingredient.

 


 

Performances
Obviously, the film belongs to the lead actors Fulu Mugovhani and Tumi Morake, and as they carry whole drama on their shoulders. The film is a Rom-Com deserves the performers, who can keep the whole drama sparkled with lots of celebration and colourful mode. In this aspect, both of them don’t let the movie fade anywhere. The others in the star-cast including Bohang Moeko and Yonda Thomas come up with groovy performances.
 

Technical Department
As abovementioned, what remains as an intriguing constituent is the top-notch cinematography, which offers a delighting treat of visuals as they endow an experience of New York’s emblazonment with Johannesburg. Music doesn’t have much to get emphasized here and so is editing along with other technical details.

Highlights

  • Writing and direction is appreciable
  • Performances
  • Cinematography
     

Drawbacks

  • The predictable and run-of-the-mill plot, but that doesn’t hamper our interest.
  • Music
     

Did I enjoy watching it?
Enjoyable in parts
 

Would I recommend it to others?
Yes, if they are looking out for a good time pass flick

 

 

 

Synopsis : While her free-living bestie urges her to embrace singlehood, a commitment-craving social media expert can't stop following the life of a former love.
Cast : Fulu Mugovhani, Tumi Morake, Bohang Moeko, Yonda Thomas, Mpho Osei Tutu, Tiffany Barbuzano & others
Directors : Katleho Ramaphakela, Rethabile Ramaphakela
Producer/s : Katleho Ramaphakela, Rethabile Ramaphakela, Tshepo Ramaphakela
Cinematographer (DoP) : Kabelo Thathe
Production House : Burnt Onion Productions
Music : Sam Mahlalela

Movie Duration (minutes) : 107
Digital Premiere Date : July 31, 2020

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