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Finding Lenny (2009)

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Finding Lenny is a movie starring Barry Hilton, Russel Savadier, and Yule Masiteng. "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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Barry Hilton ... Lenny Vincent
Russel Savadier ... David
Yule Masiteng ... Chief
Ron Smerczak ... Arthur Jackson
Vuyo Dabula ... Godfrey
Catriona Andrew ... 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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ZAR 9,000,000 (estimated)
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South African Movie Making at its Best
2 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

Finding Lenny celebrates the best of our South African-ess with humour, warm and amusing characters and an uplifting tale about love, sport, family ties and the way our luck can change in an instant. Im not a sports lover - don't even know how a soccer game works actually- but I had a lump in my throat as the soccer game became about so much more than kicking a ball around. Its light and funny and we are damn proud that a bunch of South African's could make something so fabulous! I think that its an excellent debut for Barry Hilton - under good directorship, his timing is perfect and its not overdone. Fab to see Fish and Masinga along for the ride and well done to Yule for a truly charismatic performance. Savadier is perfect and the women who plays Lenny's morally compromised wife was spot-on. Just know the kind of house that Lenny lives in and felt his pains, his joys and his Joburg-ness!


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