MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 37,995 this week

I Do Bidoo Bidoo: Heto nApo sila! (2012)

7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 37 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 9 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

Writers:

(inspired by the music of),
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 58 titles
created 08 Jan 2013
 
a list of 53 titles
created 27 Apr 2013
 
a list of 375 titles
created 31 Dec 2013
 
list image
a list of 30 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 824 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: I Do Bidoo Bidoo: Heto nApo sila! (2012)

I Do Bidoo Bidoo: Heto nApo sila! (2012) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of I Do Bidoo Bidoo: Heto nApo sila!.
7 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Rosie Polotan
Frenchie Dy ...
Lilibeth
Sweet Plantado ...
Vicky
Nor Domingo ...
Taxi Driver
Ogie Alcasid ...
Pol Polotan
Gerald Pesigan ...
Rap Rap Polotan
Sam Concepcion ...
Rock Polotan
Neil Coleta ...
Brent
Tippy Dos Santos ...
Tracy Fuentebella
Anne Feo ...
Socialite Lady
Kiray Celis ...
Jazzy Polotan
Zsa Zsa Padilla ...
Elaine Fuentebella
Gary Valenciano ...
Nick Fuentebella
Ismael Clavero ...
Austin Fuentebella (as Ismael Alshdefat)
JM Ibañez ...
Blake Fuentebella (as John Mark Ibanez)
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

song | singing | love | dancer | household | See All (82) »


Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

29 August 2012 (Philippines)  »

Also Known As:

I Do Bidoo Bidoo  »

Box Office

Budget:

PHP 30,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Cameo: Jim Paredes as priest. See more »

Soundtracks

Syotang Pa-class
Words and Music by Jim Paredes
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Pinoy Love Story According to the Songs of APO
14 September 2012 | by (Quezon City, Philippines) – See all my reviews

"I Do Bidoo Bidoo" (by writer-director Chris Martinez) does not deny that it was inspired by the success of "Mamma Mia". However, instead of ABBA songs, this local counterpart uses the similarly diverse discography of the APO Hiking Society, a collection of Filipino pop classics accumulated for more than 30 years since they started to record in the early 1970s.

This is a story about two families. The Polotan family is lower middle class, while the Fuentebella family is super rich. Rock Polotan (Sam Concepcion) falls in love with Tracy Fuentebella (Tippy dos Santos), leading to an unexpected teenage pregnancy. Rock's parents are Pol (Ogie Alcasid), a one-hit wonder songwriter who gives guitar lessons to kids in the neighborhood, and Rosie (Eugene Domingo), a caterer to funerals. Tracy's parents are Nick (Gary Valenciano), a career-centered businessman, and Elaine (Zsazsa Padilla), a lonely neglected housewife. The obviously radical class difference of course led to a very disastrous "pamamanhikan." This consequently led to all the characters rethinking about their own situations with their respective partners in love. Will love prevail in the end?

All the actors come up with very energetic performances. They all did their own singing of course, even Eugene Domingo (who was very brave here, in more ways than just her singing). Gary V. and Zsazsa were as coldly aristocratic as Ogie and Eugene were noisily "jologs." As the young lovers, Sam Concepcion and the ingénue Tippy dos Santos have a good chemistry in their scenes and duets together. Special mention go to scene-stealing supporting characters, namely Jimmy Fabregas as the war- freak ex-soldier Villafuerte grandfather and Neil Coleta as the Rock's conflicted best friend. Frenchie Dy and Sweet Plantado (of the Company) also turn in some pretty funny moments as Eugene's best friends.

This love story was told in the words of APO Hiking Society's biggest hit songs. As corny and cheesy as that idea sounds, it actually works and was a lot of fun! (**** I will be mentioning song titles after this, so if you want to be surprised as to which songs will be included, you may want to refer back to this review after you have seen the film.)

There were some scenes may remind you of other musical films. The "Awit ng Barkada" scene with Eugene, Frenchie and Sweet was straight out reminiscent of the "Chiquitita" number from "Mamma Mia." The choreography of the "Syotang Pa-Class" scene was adapted from the "Get'cha Head in the Game" basketball dance number from "High School Musical." That said though, I thought the use of these songs for those topics in the story was so smart and very appropriate.

You can sometimes predict what song is coming up because of the words and situation that lead into the song. We get the song "Panalangin" when the characters were praying in a chapel. The song "Ewan" came right after a character says that very word. "Salawikain" came when the characters were having a "salawikain" argument over lunch. But again, predictable does not mean that these were bad ideas. The execution of these scenes were very well done.

Of course, those beautiful APO love songs were really put to very good use. There were those in perfect position, like the emotionally bitter "Tuyo ng Damdamin," the devastatingly tragic "Nakapagtataka" and the romantically pleading "Paano." There were those in the most hilariously unexpected contexts, like "Mahirap Magmahal," "Kaibigan," and most especially the scandalously Rated-R naughty interpretation of "Di Na Natuto" (which I honestly did not know was an APO song first before Gary V. hit big with it).

The sensitive topic of teen pregnancy as well as some raunchy scenes and dialogs makes this film for strong parental guidance, and not for very young kids. I was hoping they could have avoided these touchy themes and made a truly general patronage film for the whole family to enjoy. Otherwise, this film is very entertaining indeed most especially for people who love APO Hiking Society music, and that should be a big chunk of the Filipino adult population out there who grew up in the 1970s to the 1990s. It was fun to see how these beloved songs were used in the story and it was also fun to actually sing along to those all-familiar lyrics. I think you will enjoy this movie as I did, corn and cheese included! Congratulations to director Chris Martinez for another winner!


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss I Do Bidoo Bidoo: Heto nApo sila! (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?