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Ex with Benefits (2015)

Arkisha is the woman who will do everything just to make her ex-boyfriend, Adam Jacob, stay in her life. But after that breakup, there's something they can't get enough of - benefits.

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Gino M. Santos

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Derek Ramsay ... Adam
Coleen Garcia ... Arkisha
Meg Imperial ... Scarlet
Tirso Cruz III ... Jimmy
Carmi Martin ... Boss Bobby
Rayver Cruz ... Andrew
Kitkat ... Genelyn
Menggie Cobarrubias ... Dean
Jobelle Salvador Jobelle Salvador ... Mother of Scarlet
Juan Rodrigo ... Father of Scarlet
Nina Ricci Alagao ... Sister of Scarlet
Rafa Esplana Rafa Esplana ... Brother-in-Law of Scarlet
June Macasaet ... Doctor
Jane Florence De Leon Jane Florence De Leon ... Sister of Arki
Kyle Martin Rono Kyle Martin Rono ... Present Brother of Arki
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Meet Arkisha, the type of woman who will do everything to make her former lover, Adam, stay in her life. But after that breakup, there's something they can't get enough of - benefits. For Arkisha, it doesn't matter if she will remain broken as long as Adam's beside her. In this game, the one who loves is the loser. Written by levelup

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Country:

Philippines

Language:

Filipino | Tagalog | English

Release Date:

2 September 2015 (Philippines) See more »

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Wanna Be Bad
Composed and written by Marion Aunor
Published by Star Songs
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Trite love story
16 September 2015 | by bbrodnaxSee all my reviews

Note: I would have given it a higher score but the poor sound-engineering meant that while dialog was at a comfortable level, overdubbed musical interludes were PAINFULLY LOUD. This was in a commercial theater, which typically has superior sound imaging allowing for better compression of dynamic range; I cannot imagine trying to listen to this on a home theater system.

Lead actors were attractive. I like the fact that a lot of the secondary characters ("character actors") were more average appearance, busting the "everyone is movie star gorgeous" modern Hollywood propaganda; kind of like watching some old flicks from the 30s or 40s when this was the norm. More skin would have netted a higher score too, since the lead actress was such a cutie, but overall it was pretty tame in that dept.: safe to let your teenage daughters watch, at least the parts I saw. (Teenage boys won't sit through it w/o a girlfriend holding them down, anyway...)

Cognitive dissonance set in when the movie 1st opened, because I couldn't figure out why it had subtitles when the narration was in English? Then I realized it wasn't: it was a blend of English & something else. At 1st I thought it was Spanish, but then I realized it was a blend of 3 languages. I wasn't aware this was a Philippine product going in, but gradually came to that realization. Consequently there were some cultural differences to overcome as well (PDA is apparently a no-no there for dating couples?) Anyway, the story itself was pretty trite, and I had to walk out about 1/2 way thru when I got a phone call; I didn't bother going back. I'm sure they ended up happily-ever-aftering, since the entire setup for their initial break up was pretty lame. The quality of the acting overall however was at least acceptable, it was mostly a product of a poor script & lackluster direction that let the story down. Camera-work was 1st rate tho': of what I watched, I can't think of anything that was poorly lit, out of focus or insufficient depth of field.

Overall, I'm glad I didn't pay money to see it (I was just killing time waiting for a different flick to start when I caught the 1st half of this...)


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