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American Adobo (2001)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher De Leon ...
Mike
Dina Bonnevie ...
Marissa
Ricky Davao ...
Gerry
Cherry Pie Picache ...
Tere
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Raul
Randy Becker ...
Sam
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Debbie
Sandy Andolong ...
Emma
Gloria Romero ...
Gerry's Mom
Susan Valdez-LeGoff ...
Gigi Manalastas
Sol Oca ...
Lorna
Wayne Maugans ...
Chris
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Candy Manalastas
Lorli Villanueva ...
Lydia
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Frank
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Sex is the appetizer. Love is the main course. Friendship is the dessert.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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16 January 2002 (Philippines)  »

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$41,001 (USA) (25 January 2002)

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$342,855 (USA) (21 June 2002)
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Do You Want an Honest Critique, or False Praise?
19 August 2003 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

... because all I offer is honesty here, folks.

I saw this with my wife and friends (and before you ask, she and they are Filipino). Afterwards, as we went home we were... laughing. Not at any of the funny parts. At the over-acting, at the storyline (the lead actress ends up with an Anglo fireman after years of self-imposed virginal solitude), at the gay subplot that could have actually made a better fim on its own. I really didn't care about the other characters at all, and oddly enough the only other white character was a Pinoy stereotype of American women (it's hard to take a film like this seriously when they can't even overcome the things they claim to find offensive in U.S. films).

Having seen my share of Regal and Viva films, I'd say that while the production values were better than usual the director can't overcome the bad acting or maybe his own style of directing.

Personally, I'd have preferred watching Ricky Davao shoot guys in the shoulder...

Somebody should remake "Kabayo Kids" or something like that, gearing it to both Anglo and Pinoy audiences if they want to break in here.

Oh, the film does have one good moment that I recall; one of the guests is admonished for speaking Tagalog in front of thier non-Pinoy guests. That hit home. I happens more often then they want to admit, and they never want to admit it's rude, especially since they know English.

I'd give it a 4 out of 10. Maybe worth a rental, if only to compare notes with future Fil-Am films.


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