MY BIG BOSSING (2014 MMFF Entry) | Movie Review

Plot :

Sirena
A little girl named Jessa wished to be a mermaid. The wish was granted when the girl was drowned in swimming pool, transforming her into a mermaid-goldfish hybrid.

Taktak
A little girl died and helped an unbeliever to cope with his beliefs.

Prinsesa
A princess whose name is Biiktoria was said to be an ugly girl so the sister of the Queen together with his husband plan to exchange her son as a prince of the kingdom and someday become a king. The princess lives together with the pigs so she thinks that she is also a pig. In the end, Torius proclaimed that the princess' name came from his, therefore she was named Victoria. She was recognized by his father, the king, who was sick and accepted her daughter even if she is ugly.

Main Cast

Vic Sotto as Bossing (Sirena), Vince (Taktak) and Torius (Prinsesa)
Ryzza Mae Dizon as Jessa (Sirena), Angel (Taktak) and Biiktoria/Victoria (Prinsesa)

Sirena
Manilyn Reynes as Jessa's mother
Pauleen Luna as Tandang Wishy
Wally Bayola as the barangay captain

Taktak
Marian Rivera
Jose Manalo
Paolo Ballesteros
Chlaui Malayao
Cris Villonco

Prinsesa
Nikki Gil
Alonzo Muhlach
Zoren Legaspi
NiƱo Muhlach
Maricar De Rosa
Sef Cadayona
Rafa Siguion Reyna
Ruby Rodriguez

SPOILER ALERT ??

My notes onMY BIG BOSSING 

1. Vic Sotto just had this certain charm that I wasn't surprised when the ladies kept fawning at him. In the movie's very first scene, he simply said a throwaway "Exchuse me!" and I couldn't control my laughter. In the second segment, he even showed some range dealing with a dead daughter. Good one, Bossing!

2. Sotto wore a crisp white polo shirt and of course I knew what was coming next: "Bossing sa kaputian!". To be fair though, this sequel only had a few commercials. The only other product I noticed was PLDT Home.

3. The Sirena segment by Tony Reyes could have been an episode of Okay Ka, Fairy Ko. Only this one had Ryzza Mae Dizon donning a mermaid costume. It was still a very weak entry already given its sitcom roots. People just kept getting pushed in different bodies of water. Not funny.

4. Speaking of Dizon, why haven't we seen her launching movie yet? She has the same spunk and charm of a young Aiza Seguerra. Given the right material, she can achieve the same superkid status. She's just too adorable. Obviously I'm a fan.

5. The cast of Ina-Tay was here! (Refer to Cinemalaya 2014.)

6. Manilyn Reynes was supposed to play a fish vendor so they covered her up with dark make-up. Sometimes it looked like she had jaundice instead.

7. The Taktak segment by Marlon Rivera had a lot of potential. Unfortunately, there were just so many sub-plots to tackle in forty minutes. You're not yet completely forgiven for the first one, Sir. Not yet.

8. Dizon here played Angel, a version of Elsa (more La Aunor, less Frozen) and she looked funny during the seances. This reminded me so much of Judiel Nieva, the transgendered lady who apparently could see the Virgin Mary back in the early 90's. Wikipedia refers to her as an actress and businesswoman.

9. Marian Rivera looked good onscreen but has she ever played any character that didn't scream her head off at other actors? Her characters always sounded shrill and high-strung like she was invoking the spirit of Maricel Soriano during her Inday days.

10. One obvious gaffe: Jose Manalo's character texted Angel looking for her even if in the previous scene he was seen walking away with her.

11. One ghost mentioned something really scary and had always been one of my fears: "Susundan kita sa banyo." Imagine a dead relative watching you take a shower in all your naked glory. Horrors!!

12. The third segment called Prinsesa by Joyce Bernal looked really good. Granted, most of the castle scenes were shot in Fernbrook Gardens in Las Pinas, I was impressed with the village that looked very much like The Shire and was populated by digital animals. Eat your heart out, Peter Jackson!

13. One character had his tongue cut off and was shown all bloody in a succeeding scene. What happened to the General Patronage rating?

14. If Mara Clara was a fairy tale, this would be that version.

15. At first I thought that the trilogy was very Eat Bulaga Holy Week presentation levels. And then it dawned on me. It was trying to be that other movie anthology, Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang. Am I right, 80's kids?

Movie Rate : ★★☆☆☆

Directed by Joyce Bernal (Prinsesa), Marlon Rivera (Taktak) and Tony Reyes (Sirena)
Produced by M-Zet Films and APT Entertainment
Distributed by Octoarts Film

Movie Review by : Jason Javier

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