I watched this movie on HBOC last night, with Jill Scott in the lead role, and I loved it! For those who don’t know, this is based on the first book in a series about Mma Precious Ramotswe, a Botswanan woman who has opened a detective agency, the very first run by a woman, and thus The 1st Ladies’ Detective Agency. This movie will be followed by a series, each episode one hour in length.
You will experience no shoot ’em ups, nor disgraceful murders, nor fast-paced action. Like the books, the movie is a gentle and wise look at the life of a Botswanan woman who happens to be a detective, because she believes women have a way of understanding people.
Jill Scott in the title role is wonderful, but Anika Noni Rose as Mma Makutsi is marvelous, too! (Remember Anika from Dreamgirls?) Sharp and defensive, she is still the kind of woman you’d want as a friend.
It doesn’t hurt that the scenery is breathtakingly beautiful.
See what I mean?