Cape of Good Hope (2005)
Critic Consensus: This little South African film takes a different approach -- putting politics in the background and ordinary people front and center. Overall, it's a heartwarming effort.
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as Stephen van Heern
as Rev. Poswa
Critic Reviews for Cape of Good Hope
Brown's spunky, funny Kate helps hold the piece together.
There's so much Altmanesque activity in the film that even if some storylines temporarily don't work, others keep making up for them.
No matter how heavy-handed the sentimentality gets, the film's intentions seem sincere.
A post-apartheid film in which the characters are less concerned with politics than with matters of the heart.
The stories are interlinked effectively, and the film strikes an upbeat note yet does not address racism and discrimination. For all its affection toward its characters, however, the film is too long and too slack.
Audience Reviews for Cape of Good Hope
A light-hearted look at life and love in south africa with class, national and racial divides. The astronomer's fun and the animals adorable -- all in all, a good family drama that ends well. I just wanted to strangle the leading lady a few times throughout the show though.
It lacks both complexity and compromised characters. While the cultural backdrop is intriguing, the story is frustratingly conventional and familiar.
Pleasant little South African film, sweet and simple with well drawn characters and an interesting story. Believably acted. A genuine little gem.
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