Happiness is a Four-Letter Word

Life doesn't come with a manual.

Happiness is a Four-Letter Word
Perfectionist Nandi seems to have the New South African Dream life within her grasp: black female partner in a major firm, engaged to be married, the perfect house, but it all goes up in flames a few months before the wedding. With her friends Zaza and Princess, Nandi will have to find out what truly makes her happy and then fight to get it.

92 minutes.
Parental Guidance 10-12.
Drama, Romance, South African.
I Hope nothing pops out ...
I Hope nothing pops out ...


Mmabatho Montsho, Khanyi Mbau, Renate Stuurman, Tongayi Chirisa, Chris Attoh, Richard Lukunku
Thabang Moleya
ScreenplayBusisiwe Ntilintili, Duduzile Cynthia Jele, from the novel by Cynthia Nozizwe Jele
CinematographyLance Gewer
EditingNicholas Costaras
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, Datasat
Made in2016

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreRomantic drama
LanguageLow impact, very infrequent
Drug abuseNone
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USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance Suggested
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Scale (Max)20

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