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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Movie Review: Bakit Lahat ng Gwapo May Boyfriend?

Image courtesy of Instagram: viva_films

Main Cast : Anne Curtis, Paolo Ballesteros, Dennis Trillo
Director: Jun Robles Lana
MTRCB Rating: PG
Released by: Viva Entertainment, Inc

This is supposed to be a story of a desperate and angry woman Kyllie (Anne Curtis), a wedding planner whose ex-boyfriends  turned out to be gays. She thus claims that her traumatic experiences with them make her an expert at gender judgment also known as ’ gaydar’. Her friend, Benj (Paolo Ballesteros) urges her to use her gaydar skills on Diego (Dennis Trillo) who is his childhood crush.

The comedy movie’s attempt to be funny at the first half is futile, nada. Understandably so, the direction and the movie’s screenplay leave much to be desired. The story presents so many unrealistic scenes to the point of being shallow, OA and ridiculous. The scenes, dialogs and terms used are so old you’d think you’re watching an 80’s movie (read backlush, badinggerzy, etc). Ditto, perhaps good editing shouldn’t have been sacrificed so that the scenes and flow of the story don’t become confusing.   

Diego’s very busy fiancée Fiona (Yam Concepcion) hardly attends to their wedding preparations. The succeeding scenes to cover up for her absence through Kyllie, are hardly believable and downright foolish. In a sense, it is making the viewer accept everything hook, line and sinker, which is very unfortunate. The lapses cannot be justified just because it is a comedy movie, it’s just not acceptable.

Paolo is definitely a credible performer with good register on the screen to boot, but his Benj’s lovable gay character is weakened when he seems to abhor (suspected) gay men who choose to be discreet. What gives?

The film depicts gays as subjects to make fun of and ostracise, stereotyping them for what they are not, generally. The expression on Kyllie’s face every time she sizes up her subject for the tell-tale signs is one with hate and malice. Ironically, she happily works for an ex who has traumatized her.

Fortunately, the movie is able to make some sense towards the last quarter especially when Kyllie finally reveals her strong sentiments and emotions to Diego who in turn proves to her how wrong and misplaced her judgment of him is.  

In the end, being gay is a decision, acceptance. No hard and fast rule in coming out. It’s your life, you rule.   

Also starring in the movie are Michael de Mesa, Alma Concepcion, Angie Castrence, Cedrick Juan, Donnalyn Bartolome, Joross Gamboa, Lou Veloso, Patrick Ysmael, Prince Stefan, Sinon Loresca, Will Devaughn, Yam Concepcion, Yayo Aguila. Now showing in theaters.

57 comments:

  1. Tama ka dyan, FP! I watched it and I dont reco it. Sayang pera! Ang layo sa movie ni Angel and Zanjo, pwede ba!

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  2. Actually mas Gusto ko yung The Third Party kompara dito :)

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    1. Ang layo naman sa The Third Party. Yun gusto ko ulit ulitin. Itong kay Anne, gusto ko na umuwi. Lol

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    2. Oh really mas ok pa ung 'The Third Party' ay mapanood nga at why nmn hndi ganon ka ok ung movie ni Anne sayang nmn.

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    3. Wag pong gumawa ng issue dito. Anne and angel are supporting each other. They would not like this

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    4. pls dalawang mag kaibang movie ito. wala naman sanang nag kukumpara. nag sisimula po kayo ng away

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    5. Daming hanash ng mga tao dito. Manood na lang ng pelikula at mag-enjoy.

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  3. siguradong flop na naman itong movie na ito walang dating yung bukol ni Dennis parang ang tanda na nya kasi at ang liit naman ng bukol nya.

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  4. Another low for Viva. Back step for gender equality!

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  5. 2016, na huy. Gay men are already empowered like what FP said "In the end, being gay is a decision, acceptance. No hard and fast rule in coming out. It’s your life, you rule."

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  6. Sunod sunod chararat na movies for Anne. So sad. Sana next time she would choose her projects well.

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    1. True. Whether her fans refute it or not, flop mga projects niya. She doesn't grow as an actress. Walang depth ang acting. Her face looks old na rin. Parang she's not taking care of her skin. Haggard, dugyot tignan.

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    2. talaga? so ano ba meron sa skin ni anne? putik? #oa

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    3. ano kayang yung haggard at dugyot daw tignan? kung ano2 talaga nakikita pag insecure

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    4. Ang ganda kaya ng The Gifted

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  7. Movies like this is one of the reasons why the LGBT community still does not get the respect they much deserve. Shameful!

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  8. OA nyo naman ako nagenjoy ako

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    1. Pwedeng nag-enjoy ka dahil na-entertain ka or natawa ka, pero sana di ka na-entertain na ginagawang katatawanan, o joke ang lgbt

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    2. Chos, eh ang mga kababayan nga nating mga visayans laging ginagawang katatawanan wala kayong mga reklamo ok lang para sa inyo pero pag LGBT ang sesensitive nyo?!

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    3. you must be straight.

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    4. What? Ang labo mo, 11:59. Ang daming visayans sa showbiz. Di naman sila naostracize, nalookdown, whatsoerver. Ilocana here and don't put the blame on us kung may inferiority complex ka.

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  9. ay dinamdam nyo naman masyado. comedy kasi tsaka pwede naman maging unrealistic pag movie diba?

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    1. "Pwede naman.." -so you mean, ico-compromise natin ang standards natin just because "pwede naman na.." kahit di naman na-achieve yung dapat ikwento. that's mediocrity. Kahit na anong film pa yan, kahit sino pa nag produce, viva, regal, star cinema, o indie man, kung di effective, hindi effective

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    2. oh, hello anne! gising ka pala. e promote mo pa kasi ng todo ang movie mo sa Ig, fb at sa lahat ng social media.

      pero same thing, di ko pa rin panuorin ang movie mo ,hehe

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    3. gawin mo kahit anong gusto mo, pero don't expect na everyone will approve of it. comedy doesn't always mean that you need to resort to low brow humor to make people laugh.

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    4. masyadong sensitive mga tao ngayon.

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    5. 11:57 iniba mo naman statement ni 8:07. Sabi nya "pwede naman unrealistic" ("can be") hindi nya sinabi na pwede na ("mediocre"). Ganyan tayo eh, mini-misinterpret ang statements maipilit lang.

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    6. naman 11:58 kahit hindi mo na iremind si anne talagang gagawin nya ang magpromote. sya nanga lang nagppromote ng movie dahil inasa sakanya lahat. but same thing, hindi ka naman pinipilit manuod noh. lol

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  10. A gay-themed comedy movie can be achieved without really stating the obvious. Anne's acting is horrible. It's like she's still hosting Showtime. Annoying how she tries to over-exaggerate her mouth movement. Kadiri na tignan oi.

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  11. Now i know what The Third Party got a Graded A while this movie had no ratings from CEB.You can't compare these 2 LGBT themed movie coz The Third Party was done tastefully.

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  12. Papanoorin ko to para makita hotness ni Papa Dennis!

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  13. Asan na yung mga nagsasabi na pareho yung TTP at ito? Asan na?

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  14. The plot and promo posters for this movie has always been problematic, a stereotypical adam sandler levels of humor film trying to profit off the lgbt community for cheap laughs and quick money.

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  15. Ah, kaya pala walang grade from CEB.

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  16. one hit wonder lang talaga si Anne. kumita lang siya sa No Other Woman, the rest puro flop na. I want a lesbian film naman for Anne and Angel, si Piolo ang third party.

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  17. viva viva viva.. ayusin din natin movies please

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  18. That's the reason why the film has no grade from CEB

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  19. Not worth watching...

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  20. Ang point is gamit na gamit na yung attack na ginamit sa movie. Walang bago o mejo refreshing na inoffer ang movie. Sayang ang ganda pa man din ng casting.

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  21. Paolo was the one shining light in this film. He should have played Anne's character! Ahhaah he did very well despite the script he was given. Weak writing all around but he stood out. Anne should be put out to pasture.

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  22. pag kj ka at ayaw mo kay anne hindi mo maappreciate ang movie na ito. pero kung wala kang kabitteran at happy ka lang sa buhay maappreciate mo2

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    1. Kayo na po ang all-knowing CONGRATS!

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    2. Para kang bata na chumechenes ng "mahuli, pangit!"

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  23. Ba yan anne twing mga taga kamuning costars mo flop palagi movie

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  24. Ang pangit ng story besides di man lang binigyan ng moment si dennis saka paolo , di man pinakita kung paano siya tinanggap ni dennis at paano nagparaya si paolo para kay anne basta pinakita nalang sa end na nagchi cheer yu g dalawa para kay paolo. Ginawa lang nila kunwari lgbt themed para maka lure ng viewers

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  25. Matanda na si Anne kahit nga buff pa sya kita mo na iba na korte ng braso at hita nya. Di na katawan ng bata. Pati face nya matanda na din. She's almost over the hill. Just saying.

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    1. wow ang ganda mo naman. kinavogue mo ang dyosa.lol

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    2. hindi ko makita yung sinasabi mo 1:42. super ganda nya kasi sa movie.

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    3. masyado kang insecure 1:42 threatened dahil bumabalik ang katawan sa dati nagiging fit na ulit si anne at syempre todo training sya sa isa pa nyang action movie. so yan ba nagpapabaya?

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  26. The other guy who was a gym trainor/wedding gown designer/macho dancer was really funny!!!!!! Galing gumiling!!!!!

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    1. 3:26 that's Sinon loresca aka Rogelia from eat bulaga's kalyeserye ahhaha hilarious

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  27. Sa dami ng collaboration ng viva at star cinema. Parang wala man lang naging improvement sa movie making ng viva. Baka naman gusto nyong taasan ang antas ng movie making viva films hindi lang gawa ng gawa #justsaying #contructivecriticism

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  28. i just watched this movie and from the start until the end, dami kong tawa...salamat at ako'y mababaw na tao iwas bitterness.

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  29. have to check yung mga comments sa ig and twitter, sa mga totoong nanuod maganda naman mga reviews at nakakatawa daw talaga.

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  30. From your review I see that a portion of the movie is similar to Jennifer Lopez's Wedding Planner.Non participating bride, wplanner taking brides place. Hmmm I guess partial kopya lang :) Semi-original.

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  31. Nag-enjoy ako sa movie. Period.

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