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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Flick Review: Beauty and the Bestie

1/5/2016 6:34:00 PM

Photo credits: Manila Bulletin
Okay, another Vice Ganda movie. Obviously, another sure-fire hit in the box office; but moreover, another garbage in the eyes of movie geeks and critics.

However, one thing is for sure: it fared way better than My Bebe Love, another heavyweight shit at the 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival. Setting aside the popular comedian’s slapstick styles, the flick seemed to neutralize what has been a serious acting on the action scene by an effective Coco Martin. Seems this guy has been do-it-all from drama to action and now... the comedy. And to think that comic plus heavy action is somewhat a good (if not perfect) equation for a balanced type of movie. 

Though there’s still romantic element, with the twist of those friendzone and same-sex infatuation materials as part of the formula. And somehow, the combination proved too good to be true at all. 

Perhaps, Vice Ganda was just more than a comedian; he has some good acting chops lying somewhere in the movie. But it’s still unrealistic to fare well in the other movies. Okay, I get it: they want to entertain the movie-viewing public, right?

But why create such flick at the supposedly the grandest exhibition of films at the Philippines? It certainly loses the essence of making comedy films on a regular basis. 

Oh, wait, the difference is that they create a superb cast of characters, right? Still ain’t convincing. Looks like horror films are more believable then the storyline of this one.

But as I said before, if you want to be entertained, this one’s a better choice. Yes, much better than the other comical chic-flick entry here in MMFF 2015.

Verdict: 4.2

Author: slickmaster | © 2016 september twenty-eight productions

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