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Finding Lenny (2009)

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"Everything happens for a reason" - on his 50th birthday, Lenny Vincent is fired from his job as a sports writer for a daily newspaper, his wife of 19 years leaves him for a much younger ... See full summary »

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Lenny Vincent
Russel Savadier ...
David
Yule Masiteng ...
Chief
Ron Smerczak ...
Arthur Jackson
Vuyo Dabula ...
Godfrey
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Kathleen
Mandla Hlatshwayo ...
Gift
Kathleen Andersen ...
Barbara Vincent
Rohan Coll ...
Headmaster
Hugh Masebenza ...
Sello Dlamini
Lawrence Joffe ...
Sammy Schmukler
Dambuza Mdledle Jr. ...
Ernest
Thembsie Matu ...
Big Momma
André Stolz ...
Policeman at station (as Andre Stoltz)
Michelle Bradshaw ...
Maria
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"Everything happens for a reason" - on his 50th birthday, Lenny Vincent is fired from his job as a sports writer for a daily newspaper, his wife of 19 years leaves him for a much younger man and he and his best friend Dave are caught in a gang heist at a restaurant. He ends up being hi-jacked by the gang and dumped in a rural village. Here he befriends the local chief and embarks on the adventure of a lifetime; helping to reunite the chief's warring sons, fighting a money grabbing property company from turning the chief's land into a golf course, coaching the village soccer team and ultimately.. finding himself! Written by Terry Vallet

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3 April 2009 (South Africa)  »

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Coach Lenny  »

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ZAR 9,000,000 (estimated)
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A kick - off of note- go, Lenny, go!
24 April 2009 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

Finding Lenny can and will be talked about with pride, pride at being South African and pride in being able to feel uplifted by this quirky, often moving movie. And does it have a message? - yes most definitely. There are choices in life, be brave and make some,you'll be surprised where they lead you. Neal Sundstrom, Barry Hilton and the crew made the right choice in Finding Lenny, they found their answer and so will you. The acting,photography and direction is executed with a sense of fun with a light touch of pathos when needed.This film has many elements in it that the audience can relate to, everything happens for a reason- you had better believe it, otherwise you can just lie down and bury you head in the sand. We need to be positive about ourselves without loosing sight of the realities of life. Finding Lenny achieves its aim admirably.


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