Monday, September 30, 2019

Nagkumahog

After 8 months, nagbonding ulit kami ni Ateh Paul. I think it was the longest period na hindi kami nagkita in person. We got busy sa life eh. Ang mahalaga, we are still friends at hindi na mabubura 'yon. May jowa na rin siya, bagong-bago at super fresh! Ang tagal niyang hinintay 'yan kaya i-wish natin siya ng abundant lovelife. PAK!

We wanted to watch a movie - Panti Sisters or Jowable. Dahil hindi ako fan ng Vincentiments series sa Facebook, we chose the former.

The Panti Sisters (2019)
Black Sheep, Idea First, Quantum Films
Directed by Jun Robles Lana
Starring Paolo Ballesteros, Christian Bables and Martin Del Rosario

Nais ni Don Emilio (John Arcilla) na mabigyan siya ng apo ng tatlo niyang baklang anak - sina Gabbi (Ballestero) at Daniel (Del Rosario) na anak niya kay Nora (Carmi Martin), ang legitimate wife, at si Samuel (Bables) na anak niya sa kanyang kabit na si Vilma (Rosanna Roces). Tumataginting na 100 million per head ang at stake kaya naman nagkumahog ang tatlong bakla na mambuntis ng bilatsina.

Kahit kasuka-suka, pinilit kinarat nina Gabbi at Samuel sina Joy (Barcelo) at Chiqui (Antonio) samantalang pinagkunwari ni Daniel na kanya ang anak ng kanyang preggy neighbor. In the end, wala sa kanila ang nagkaanak. Nakunan ang ex-gf ni Samuel, hindi kay Gabbi ang pinagbubuntis ni friend at napa-DNA test ni Don Emilio ang shupitbalur ni Daniel.

I cannot help but compare it sa Die Beautiful na tinuturing kong masterpiece. Nandito rin kasi sina Paolo Ballesteros at Christian Bables tapos si Jun Lana din ang direktor. Medyo na-off ako sa simula. Ako lang naman ito pero hindi ko bet na kinakausap ng character ang moviegoers na parang nagkukwento. Then the plot na dapat nilang bigyan ng apo ang tatay nila for the sake of money is a concept na very 80s or 90s. Marami din namang highlights ang movie katulad na nais nila i-educate ang sitwasyon ng LGBT community sa Pinas especially the relationship with God and same-sex marriage. It could have been more impactful kung hindi na sila gumamit ng salitang "bakla" which is somehow, a generic term for gays, bis and trans women in our country. Sana mas specific ang term na ginamit para mas informative. At least, klaro na "Demigirl" ang character ni Daniel. It's just not clear to me kung trans woman si Samuel at gay si Gabbi, or parehong gay.

The main stars during the premiere night
Photo courtesy of GMA Artist Center
The most funny part of the movie was when Gabbi tried to have sex with Joy. Ang lakas ng tawa ng mga tao. Ang galing umarte ni Paolo! Eye candies naman ang mga pinsan nila played by Luis Hontiveros, Addy Raj and Mark McMahon. Magwawater kayo sa swimming pool at volleyball scenes nila. May pabakat si direk. CHAR! 

Addy, Mark and Luis
I also have to commend the best actors and actresses in the movie. Walang kupas sa comedy si Carmi Martin at feel na feel ko ang character ni Rosanna Roces na mahilig sa fake. Very relatable! Tawang-tawa din kami kay Roxy Barcelo at Via Antonio. Although Martin Del Rosario bagged the Best Actor award, may laban din sina Paolo at Christian. Lahat sila magaling!

Wit ko man nagustuhan sa simula at may ibang unnecessary scenes in my opinion, lumabas ako ng sinehan na natuwa't naaliw. It's a feel-good movie!

Rating: 3 stars

1 comment:

Edgar Portalan said...

Miss your posts Mel. See you in Blogapalooza 2019 in City of Dreams.