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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.