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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Movie Review: The Escort

Image courtesy of Instagram: leovdominguez

Cast: Christopher de Leon, Lovi Poe, Derek Ramsay
Director: Enzo Williams
MTRCB Rating: R-13
Released by: Regal Entertainment Inc.

How do you put a price on a woman’s virginity? How does society see a woman who values her virginity in this day and age? To what extent will  she succumb to give it all up?

The film " The Escort " shows how Yassi (Lovi Poe) single handedly faces the conflicting issues in her life while trying to stand up to preserve herself in the process.

Cyrus (Derek Ramsay) maintains an escort service agency that caters to an elite clientele. He meets pretty waitress Yassi and invites/lures her to work as a receptionist in his company with a much bigger paycheck as a come on.

" The Escort " gives the viewers a peek at an industry that is not openly  talked about, how escort girls deal with unimaginable difficulties from all sorts of clients in exchange for the big bucks and luxury at their disposal.

Director Enzo Williams, award-winning filmmaker known for his controversial film, Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo, offers The Escort, a film with a fresh and interesting plot that has not been tackled before.

Days of working for the escort agency has exposed Yassi to the unsavory side of the business which she has managed to embrace if only for the money to feed and send her siblings to school. This is amid the pressure put on her by Cyrus to ’level up’ and join the other girls and meet clients out.  

Lovi fits her role to a T, her stunning presence is matched by her calm demeanor amid exchange of meaty dialogues between her and the two men who strongly desire her, her boss Cyrus and the widower and powerful businessman Gary Montenilla (Christopher de Leon).

The movie is also an eye-opener, relevant to the present, in this generation where only a handful care about values, where materialism matters more than anything.

Apart from the story, the movie has a good cast, Derek and Christopher are incredible bargainers who pursue to win Lovi’s heart. Its beautiful cinematography and music, notably those shots of Derek and Lovi in their steamy bed scenes, all done with taste, careful not to offend. Derek’s gentleman approach towards his partner is quite commendable.

Christopher’s character as Gary, a recently widowed businessman who is instantly smitten by Yassi and his strong resolve to have her at all cost is quite unconventional. His wheeler dealer reputation he uses to his advantage to get what he wants. His role is just as exciting and he could have been given more screen time.

All the other cast delivered no less, Dimples Romana, as an aging escort provided the funny punchlines. Jean Garcia as a two-timing mayor’s wife is a brave one here who is in for a surprise. The only miscast probably would be Rommel Padilla who is not convincing enough as a tough, corrupt, ex-convict mayor.

All told, The Escort may yet be Regal’s most relevant movie this year. If only the film outfit will be consistent in giving the movie going public well-thought out movies like this, then probably, they have a chance to regain their lost glory.

Other stars in the movie are Albie Casino, Jackie Lou Blanco, John James Uy. Catch it in cinemas. 

49 comments:

  1. Mukhang ka abang abang

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    1. Palabas na to bes anong kaabang abang ka dyan

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    2. 1:11 natawa nman ako sa komento mo. Binasag mo masyado si 12:52 hahahahahahahaha

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    3. Oo nga 1:11, e di pa nga niya napapanuod e? Kahit naghihintay ka sa labas ng sinehan pwde parin naman mag abang?

      Kung maka shut down..

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  2. Ang daming story na ganyan sa wattpad. Local and international writers

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    1. Its how it is executed.

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  3. Kamusta naman ang hinga at bulong method acting ni lubi at squint pa more school of acting ni tatang derek?

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    1. Ahaha ang hingalo acting ni ate lovi. what's new.

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    2. Hahahaha habol hininga na pinapaarte pa pagsalita

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    3. Haha. Baket ba ganun magsalita yun?? iritang irita na ko...pwede naman natural lng eh.... paka arteh....magaling pa c patricia javier..

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    4. Correct! Nagpapasexy effect kaya ganyan mga magsalita.

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  4. Yung director ng movie na yan, yummy!

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    1. Ahm naloka naman ako dito kay 1.19!..seryoso ka teh?!

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  5. I watched it yest, ang galing kaya. 1:12 am, you obviously dont know what real acting is all about. Mukhang puro sigawan lang ang alam mong acting.

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  6. Maganda yung movie! Buti na lang kay Lovi napunta ang role. Can't imagine the original choice (Ellen Adarna). Medyo uncomfy yung tema but it will give u a glimpse of the dark side of escorting

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  7. Bagay kay lovi yung role. No acting needed.

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    1. Tama ka baks haha

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    2. So siya yung escort? Haha pak!

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  8. wow ganda ng review ni FP

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  9. Ngayun lang ata nakagawa ng matinong pelikula ang Regal...hahaha! Finally! Thanks to direk Enzo Williams :)

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  10. Sensitive ang tema ng movie but it was pulled off beautifully. I never knew na meron palang ganyang ka-bonggang raket for brave beauties like me. Makapag-apply nga. hehehe

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  11. C albie b rito eh escort din?

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    1. Nope, Albie is Lovi close friend.

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  12. Sa mga baklang di pa nkapanood ng movie pwde ba stop commenting negative things as if you watched the movie. Iba nga dyan wiz afford mag bayad. Hahahaha. Lovi is a revelation and Derek is consistent with his good acting. Congrata to the team

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  13. Lovi has always been a good actress. Iba lang ang atake nya sa pag-arte pero magaling sya. Film critics, local and international, praise and appreciate her acting style. Only haters and bashers na sa umpisa pa lang eh ayaw na si Lovi, ang nagja-judge na di sya magaling, pero ang totoo, di naman nila napapanood si Lovi.

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    1. Lovi has already proven her acting skills. In fact magaling siya sa STWOM at iba ang atake niya sa movie.

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  14. You like her or you don't...
    Ako, I don't.
    Bwahahahaha

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    1. Then don't waste time for her. Ayaw daw pero nag-efort mang bash. Nakakaloka ang buhay tard, di ko keri.

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    2. Anon 2:53 eh kaya nga basher eh. Pinatulan mo naman. And purket ayaw si lovi basher na? Biased ka din eh

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    3. beh tawa palang halata na. ang matinong tao hindi magbubukas ng article ng taong hindi niya gusto unless alam mo na. basher yan wag mo na ikaila.

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    4. Bash bash bash. Yaan niyo sila kung ayaw nila sa idol niyo. Baket ba

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    5. Tama ka 8:33 hehe

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  15. OOT lang mga besh, the resemblance between Lovi and FPJ is so obvious in this poster. RIP da King.

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  16. maganda at matino naman pala ang movie kaso lang ang ginawang focus ng promo ng regal ay tungkol sa love scenes nina derek at lovi. ang dating tuloy sa nakakapanood o nakakabasa pag nag propromote nila eh love scenes na nilagyan ng story kesa matinong story na may love scenes.

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  17. Saw it. I still think she's overrated. Marunong pero di magaling. IMHO.

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    1. Agree!kc anak ni fpj.. ang daming magandang project na nabigay sa kanya pero hindi kumita yung story maganda like ung sana dati remarkable yung story pero di nabigyan ng justice hindi kc pang bida yung atake niya sa role nagiging cheap ang dating sori pero totoo lng nagpipilit kc magpakasosyal eh...arte arte talaga...

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    2. Agree. di ko talaga type style niya sa acting.

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  18. Lovi is really a good actress. I think, Mass appeal lang talaga ang wala sa kanya.

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    1. Network kamo. Lovi is overflowing of mass appeal. Bagay sya sa kaF

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  19. Acting per se were good , story is average , production cost definitely low, gamit na gamit ang condo na ginamit na sa mga teleserye, tipid sa support cast, tipong 2 shooyings days kila dimples , so at the end , tubong lugaw

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    1. Wow, where are you coming from? You know too much, pati condo memorized mo? hahaha! Insider ka ba na di naswelduhan? Bitter na bitter kc ang dating mo. Lol

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    2. My sister didn't like it too. So di ko na pinanood lol

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  20. I have friends who are in the industry for years now and I would admit it's really hard to understand why they're doing it.

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  21. Typical Derek Ramsay movie

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    1. True! typical DR movie. Halos lahat ng movie niya same acting, same look/style. Kalowka lang. Kahit photoshoots and ads niya, same look parin. Hindi siya masyado versatile sa looks department.

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  22. I saw the movie last night, it was good

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  23. susugod sa ospital, maka aura wagas! hahaha! natawa ako sa eksenang yun. Anyare sa stylist?

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