THE PRENUP (2015) Review
Directed by Jun Robles Lana
Jennylyn Mercado’s quirkiness and charm drives the film in an entertaining and funny way. The first part of the film felt forced and rushed as to make to its main story that the love team of Mercado and Milby felt not as well-established as it should be. The Prenup is a step up to recent Regal Films offerings, that even though it’s formulaic, it can still be decent enough that you can find some sincerity in its story. Another actor that’s worth to mention is Dominic Ochoa, his moment with Mercado is one of the most honest and heartfelt scenes you could see in this years local mainstream movies. It may have a hard time with its storytelling but The Prenup is an adequate local romantic comedy film.
There are really funny moments in the film with Versoza, Jose, Coleta and Cantiveros in play. Relatable characters and situations is the norm in the local romcom genre and The Prenup safely puts these elements for the audiences’ to have deeper connection to the film. Everything could have been better especially establishing the leads’ romantic chemistry and maybe a more clever ending but The Prenup has enough Jennylyn Mercado for the audience to enjoy every bit of it.
OUR RATING: 2.5 Out of 5 Stars
“The Prenup” is now showing in Philippine cinemas nationwide from Regal Films. Rated PG-13 by the MTRCB.