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Cape of Good Hope (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 14 October 2004 (USA)
A Drama revolving around 3 women's lives and how they are intertwined.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Debbie Brown ... Kate
... Indian Hotel Husband (as Fahrug Valley-Omar)
Parinita Jeaven ... Indian Hotel Wife
David Isaacs ... Habib
Quanita Adams ... Sharifa
... Lindiwe
Lillian Dube ... Mama
Kamo Masilo ... Thabo
... Jean Claude
... Morne
... Stephen van Heern
Bo Petersen ... Shella (as Bo Peterson)
Wayne Harrison ... Mr. Nell
Anthea Thompson ... Mrs. Nell
Rick Bacon ... Consulate Official


Ensemble look at people in the orbit of an animal shelter in Cape Town. Kate, the shelter manager, is having an affair with a married man, is estranged from her father, and has caught the eye of a widowed veterinarian. Lindiwe, a single mom, is a domestic for an Afrikaner household and studies at night. Her son becomes the acolyte of Jean Claude, a refugee from Congo with a Ph.D. in astronomy; he's the shelter's handyman, good with people and dogs, hoping to immigrate to Canada. Shairfa, who also works at the shelter, and her husband Habib are trying without success to get pregnant. What is it that holds the matter of the universe together? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature situations including some violence, sexual content and brief strong language


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Release Date:

14 October 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cabo da Boa Esperança  »


Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Dance Instructor: [Kate enters the studio] Are you here for the class?
Kate: Um...
Dance Instructor: Come in, come in, don't be shy. We're just getting started. You're in luck. We happen to have one available dance partner for you right here.
[He leads her to Morne]
Dance Instructor: And just the right height. Your name is..?
Kate: Kate.
Dance Instructor: Morne, this is Kate - Kate, Morne. Now where was I? Ah, tango. Or what they call in Argentina, "the dance of love".
Morne: I have to warn you - he always humiliates the new person.
Dance Instructor: [Advancing towards Kate] Would you be so kind as to ...
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Well meaning but uninspired and boring
16 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

Limp, predictable romantic dramady tries to sell itself with likable, easily relateable characters transcending through to inspirational situations but arrives dead in the water due to the dull performances, trite scripting, and just the glorified made-for-lifetime television feel throughout. Though this may provide substance to some shallow female demographic it caters to throughout the boring character bonding done in this South African town, viewers will rarely maintain interest if they have seen any female ensemble pieces that have even a hint of authenticity. Throughout the movie's professed uplifting tone, the numbingly generic players beat down whatever semi-engaging event this half baked, feel good,Crash-lite chick flick could have been and instead make it an exercise in tedious, stereotypical fluff suitable only for females who wouldn't even care to be bothered thinking about the fact that they've probably seen the same thing done much better so many times before.

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