Biggest movie releases in South Africa this week

It’s another bumper week of movie releases, with childhood classics, sports biopics, and family dramas all releasing in South Africa this Friday.

So sit back, relax, and check out the biggest movie releases in South Africa this week:


The BFG

Age restriction: PG

Run time: 117 minutes

Starring: Bill Hader, Mark Rylance, Rebecca Hall

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Synopsis:

Based on the Roald Dahl favourite, a girl named Sophie befriends the BFG, a big friendly giant, whose frightening first impression gives way to his good nature and kind spirit.

Considered an outcast by his peers for not eating children, the two form an unlikely bond and embark on an adventure to capture the evil, man-eating giants who have invaded the human world.


Get a Job

Age restriction: TBA

Run time: 83 minutes

Starring: Alison Brie, Anna Kendrick, Miles Teller

Directed by: Dylan Kidd

Synopsis:

Will and Jillian discover it’s tough in the real world after they graduate from college.

Feeling lost, trying to cope with the demands of a fast-paced life and moving from one strange job to another, the pair quickly realise that with a little help from their family, friends and co-workers, some of life’s greatest adventures are the ones you just can’t plan.


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Age restriction: PG-13

Run time: 112 minutes

Starring: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner

Directed by: Dave Green

Synopsis:

The Turtles return to New York City to face the Foot Clan and Shredder, who has hired a T.C.R.I. scientist to create mutants in Bebop and Rocksteady.

The heroes in a half-shell and their friends are forced to team up to protect the city, when it comes under attack from another threat in the form of Dimension X inhabitant, Krang.


Woodlawn

Age restriction: PG

Run time: 123 minutes

Starring: Caleb Castille, Jon Voight, Sean Astin

Directed by: Andrew Erwin, Jon Erwin

Synopsis:

A gifted high school football player must learn to embrace his talent and his faith as he battles racial tensions on and off the field.


Fathers and Daughters

Age restriction: TBA

Run time: 116 minutes

Starring: Aaron Paul, Amanda Seyfried, Russell Crowe

Directed by: Gabriele Muccino

Synopsis:

After his wife’s unexpected death, a Pulitzer-winning writer suffers a mental breakdown.

Now forced to cope as a widower and single parent under a cloud of mental illness, he struggles to raise his young daughter.

While 27 years later, his grown daughter grapples with moving on from her difficult upbringing and making real connections of her own.


The Endless River

Age restriction: TBA

Run time: 108 minutes

Starring: Crystal-Donna Roberts, Darren Kelfkens, Nicolas Duvauchelle

Directed by: Oliver Hermanus

Synopsis:

After serving four years in prison, a husband returns to his wife in the small rural town of Riviersonderend (Endless River) in South Africa.

As they begin to pick up the pieces, a brutal murder on a nearby farm disrupts everything. In the wake of violence and bloodshed, the young woman and a grieving widower form an unlikely bond in an attempt to transcend their grief, anger, pain and loneliness.


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