Love Jacked (2018)
|Content Rating||PG-13 (PG-13)|
|Awards||Awards2 wins & 2 nominations|
|Company||Inner City Films, Spier Films|
|Country||Canada, South Africa|
Love Jacked is a Canadian romantic comedy film, directed by Alfons Adetuyi and released in 2018. The film was shot primarily in Hamilton, Ontario, with some location shooting in Cape Town, South Africa.
The film stars Amber Stevens West as Maya, a young woman on a trip to South Africa. While there she enters a whirlwind romance with Mtumbie (Demetrius Grosse), but shortly before returning home she breaks off their engagement when she catches him with another woman. To protect herself from the disapproval of her father (Keith David), she enlists Malcolm (Shamier Anderson), a Canadian hustler on the run from his vengeful partner in crime Tyrell (Lyriq Bent), to impersonate Mtumbie. The film's cast also includes Mike Epps, Marla Gibbs, Nicole Lyn and Kim Roberts.
Awards and nominations
The film received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Hair (Renée Chan) at the 7th Canadian Screen Awards.