Tell Me Sweet Something

She's a writer with lover's block.

Tell Me Sweet Something
A young woman is an aspiring novelist with writer's block. She hasn't had much luck with love ever since her ex-boyfriend went out to buy milk and never came back. She now runs a second-hand bookstore in the hippest, most vibrant part of the new Johannesburg. Sadly, in the glamorous world of 'it' girls and boys, books are not 'a thing.' Her best friend persuades her to party up a storm at a new club in the city, where she meets South Africa's no. 1 celebrity model. They exchange small talk, and she isn't impressed that he doesn't read books. But this is Jozi, and one thing leads to another ...

91 minutes.
Parental Guidance 10-12 (Language, Sex, Drug abuse).
Comedy, Romance, South African.
The touch of your arms....
The touch of your arms....


Thomas Gumede, Maps Maponyane, Nomzamo Mbata, Thembi Seete, Thishiwe Ziqubu
Akin Omotoso
ScreenplayAkin Omotoso, Robbie Thorpe
CinematographyPaul Michelson
EditingVuyani Sondlo
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, Datasat
Made in2015
Produced byRififi Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy, romance
LanguageMild, infrequent, contextual
SexNone (sic)
Drug abuseNone (sic)
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USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance Suggested
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.


Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Helen Herimbi quote iconTempting fare, but not a definitive African love story.
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople quote iconRomkom wat jou hart maklik steel.

Average .. 50%



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