by Anura Guruge
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YouTube of “Junior Mambazo” in ‘Blended’. Click to access.
This was a movie I recorded, probably from Cinemax, during the latest free preview weekend on DirecTV. It looked vaguely amusing, and that it was.
We like ‘mindless’ movies like this. Easy to watch, easy on the eye. It is escapism. Nothing profound. It was OK. I would not have paid to see it, but for ‘free’ — it would be churlish to complain. Some funny bits. Decent commentary on current social mores.
The “Ladysmith Black Mambazo” lookalikes were a real BONUS. We saw them, live, at the Concord “Capitol Center for the Arts“, in 2003, and have always been great fans. We initially thought it was them but I had to make sure. Appears it is “Junior Mambazo”. Pretty good. Hard to tell the difference.
There was NO mistaking Dale. I immediately recognized him. What the HECK he was doing in this movie is a puzzle. Yes, of course, he got paid … BUT! Dale? Actually, no harm done. He must have had fun.
I had heard of the ‘anything goes’ hedonistic atmosphere at “Sun City”. If it is really like what they depict I might add it to my Bucket List — though it might be way beyond my meagre pay grade.