Abandoned by her mother, Inday suffers many hardships during her childhood. She tries to despise her mother, Monina, who seems to not care that she left her child years earlier. But due to ... See full summary »
Luciano B. Carlos
Vanessa is a cosmetics consultant who is forced to care for her troubled and mentally challenged sister after their mother's death. Her hustler boyfriend, Olivier, seems unreliable and ... See full summary »
Assunta de Rossi,
Alessandra de Rossi,
Allan Alvarez(John Lloyd-Cruz) occasionally takes the Pasig River ferry to go to his newly purchased home. On several of these trips, Allan always sees a girl who writes messages on stones ... See full summary »
Little Opao (Dorothy Ann Perez) and Biboy (Jairus Aquino) grew up together in an orphanage in Taal, Batangas and promised themselves to be best friends forever. As they grow older they head... See full synopsis »
Dante Nico Garcia
Judy Ann Santos,
Former nightclub singer Tessie is a single mother living with her son Christopher, a teenager who longs to meet his American soldier father meanwhile Tessie firmly believes her new boyfriend Dante is the right man for her.
Jose Javier Reyes
Zsa Zsa Padilla,
Juanita (Eugene Domingo) barely escapes her mother-in-law's wrath. Maria (Debraliz) also puts a curse on Juanita and one of her daughters, Julia Rose (Ai-Ai de las Alas), the curse was that... See full summary »
Wenn V. Deramas
Ai-Ai de las Alas,
Rufa Mae Quinto,
when a wife leaves her husband a few months before their 50th wedding anniversary, all hell breaks loose.
I'd be lying if I told you I didn't expect much. I'd be lying if I told you that I didn't think I'd title this review "I Wanna Get Out Of Here!". I'd be lying if I told you that I didn't approach this movie without bias, that, in spite of myself, I'd approach local films on an even perspective, where I would discuss their merits or lack thereof, instead of having negative expectations by default, so as to be surprised (oh alright, "happy" then), if it achieves any semblance of a coherent story, or some measure of believability, or, frankly, anything worthwhile whatsoever.
But then, what can I say? At the end of the movie, we were recalling scenes from it, laughing, smiling, and feeling good, which incidentally, is reason to smile even more, since that is exactly what the movie was supposed to do - make us feel good.
I Wanna Be Happy is a story of three generations of a typical Filipino family, trying to adjust to the earth-shaking news that their eldest members, played wonderfully by The Great Eddie Garcia and Gloria Romero, have decided to call it quits, months away from a 50 year anniversary. Throughout, the three siblings Jun, Rory and Tish, played by Joey Marquez, Cherry Pie Picache and Diana Zubiri, deal with personal issues of their own.
The ones with the most to deal with is Cherry Pie, who has a philandering husband in George (Christian Vasquez). As such, Cherry Pie delivers a terrific performance, second in impact only to Eddie Garcia, whose "Manoy" acting style is timeless and invariably hilarious.
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