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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
Paolo Montalban ... Raul
Randy Becker Randy Becker ... Sam
Keesha Sharp ... Debbie
Sandy Andolong ... Emma
Gloria Romero ... Gerry's Mom
Susan Valdez-LeGoff Susan Valdez-LeGoff ... Gigi Manalastas
Sol Oca Sol Oca ... Lorna
Wayne Maugans Wayne Maugans ... Chris
Martha Millan ... Candy Manalastas
Lorli Villanueva Lorli Villanueva ... Lydia
Jojo Gonzalez ... Frank


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Sex is the appetizer. Love is the main course. Friendship is the dessert.


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »



Philippines | USA


English | Tagalog | Filipino

Release Date:

16 January 2002 (Philippines) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,001, 27 January 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$342,855, 23 June 2002
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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it's good but overcooked
28 January 2002 | by lord_of_the_moviesSee all my reviews

I have heard so many good reviews about this film, for me basically the movie is about, how do Filipinos adapt to a very different place. The film entails a lot of challenges in life one has to face especially if not in his homeland. The story is light, sad moments were not so sad, and funny moments were not so funny.

One thing though, the film tends to over explain things, this would have done better. It is one of those movies that equates food into the story, this time i have hardly seen the connection, it did not show up to the mainstream of the movie.

The characters did perform well, though some parts wherein they were acting unnaturally. The script is very light.

Ricky Davao,I should say did very well in the movie, he deserves to be in the list of best actors in the Philippines.

American Adobo tastes good,but it's overcooked. 5/10

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