MY BEBE LOVE #KILIGPAMORE (2015) Review
Directed by Jose Javier Reyes, DGPI
Vic Sotto and Ai-Ai Delas Alas are back on working together once again for the big screen and for the first time, brings the phenomenal TV love team, AlDub composed of Alden Richards and Maine “Yaya Dub” Mendoza with them. When the trailer of the film was released, not everyone was impressed. But thankfully, the final product was surprisingly good. Unsurprisingly though, it is formulaic and joins the stack of typical Pinoy romantic-comedy films.
Taking advantage of the cliches, the formula of typical Filipino filmmaking and the chemistry of its artists, My Bebe Love #KiligPaMore delivers the comedy and romance the audience wants and may be even more. The story plays safe but it’s fun to watch because it doesn’t try hard. The energy of the film is high from the beginning until it ends and though it felt rushed, the amount of effort put in getting the film done is remarkable. Even Mendoza, who is new to acting makes so much impact as her character.
It’s disappointing though that the narrative doesn’t feel open to a more sensible approach and the production doesn’t look as grand as its stars. But what most entries to this Film Festival’s does is to give the audience what they want and the film certainly delivered the goods. The chemistry between Sotto and Delas Alas is weirdly effective even with their age and yes, Richards and Mendoza is here to prove their chemistry is beyond the borders of your Television sets. You could wish for a better build up for their characters as partners but with the way they put it, it is adorable and works with this generation.
3 OUT OF 5 STARS
“My Bebe Love #KiligPaMore” opens December 25, 2015 in Philippine cinemas nationwide from Octoarts Films, MZet Entertainment, APT Entertainment, GMA Films and MEDA Production. Rated PG-13 by the MTRCB.