Set against South Africa’s beautifully varied landscapes, this high–spirited comedy is a feel–good movie about love, commitment, intimacy, friendship and all the maddening obstacles that can get in the way of a happy ending. The film is a forward looking farce set in the new South African cultural mixing pot, as the nation strives to be defined as more than their shared political history. It’s modern day South Africa and in Cape Town the beautiful Ayanda (Zandile Msutwana) is just days away from achieving her lifelong dream: the perfect white wedding. The only problem is that her husband–to–be, the loyal, committed Elvis (Kenneth Nkosi) is 1800 kilometres away in Johannesburg. He sets off on Tuesday night by bus to Durban intending to connect with his childhood friend and best–man Tumi (Rapulana Seiphemo). But the plans start to go awry when Tumi doesn't show up at the bus station. Not an auspicious beginning, but this is just the first in many comic and illuminating misadventures they meet along the way. In the end, the two lovers learn that celebrating their union is more about the journey than getting to the church on time.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
An enjoyable film set in South Africa that makes full use of the country's lingering apartheid tensions and generational divides without ever losing its smile.Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, 09.03.2010
Filled with smart social commentary, romantic wisdom, credible complications and memorable characters., Los Angeles Times, 09.02.2010
Director Turner never musters the requisite manic energy that might get her proceedings off the ground.Nick Schager, Village Voice, 09.01.2010
Some scenes are mild fun, but the mishaps that befall our hero aren't especially inventive, and although the South African setting provides a bit of interest, it's never really used incisively.Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle, 09.09.2010