Rafi (Anne Curtis) is happily committed to her lovely partner in life, Mark (Derek Ramsay). She's a bachelorette from a rich family, who belongs to the "Friday Club", the regular ... See full summary »
A neophyte model from a lowly working class background gets her big break and share top catwalk billing with her idol, a highbred fashion princess who is on the comeback trail after a ... See full summary »
Furniture supplier Ram (Derek Ramsay) is happily married to Charmaine (Cristine Reyes). One day, Ram lands a big client, a new luxury resort. But he needs the help of Kara (Anne Curtis), ... See full summary »
Lia Marquez (Bea Alonzo) is a simple lass who is set to marry Cebu's most eligible bachelor Philip Cordero (Paulo Avelino), who is currently running to clinch the mayoral position after his... See full summary »
Filipino crime thriller inspired by a real-life scandal in which prison inmates are temporarily released from prison to work as contract killers on behalf of politicians and high ranking military officials.
It revolves around Glory (Angel), a 52-year-old woman who falls in love with Niko (Tony), a guy 30 years her junior. They start a risqué May-December love affair, but will struggle to keep ... See full summary »
Kimberly Evers Aboy
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
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...)
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this