Following Mr Bones, South Africa’s most successful film ever, comes Mama Jack, the story of Jack Theron, an ordinary person, working on a film set, however, his movie director boss hates his guts. In a bid to get rid of Jack, the director spikes his drink at a glamorous function, and before long Jack has unwittingly offended all the attending dignitaries, ruined the function and got himself on the wrong side of the law. Now, on the run and desperate, Jack turns to his friend, Shorty, a make-up artist for help, and emerges disguised as a black woman, Mama Jack. Mama Jack soon finds “herself” employed by the producer’s fiancée and begins to fall in love with her. A series of deceptions and misunderstandings pile up and comic mayhem results. The film was a runaway success in South Africa, grossing R28 million at the South African boxoffice.
Steven Francis (contributing writer), Gray Hofmeyr (screenplay)
November 24, 2005