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The Gifted (2014)

Childhood best friends who are both geniuses in school eventually become bittersweet rivals for campus athlete Mark Ferrer. Zoe Tuazon is a rich, overweight and aggressive mestiza, while ... See full summary »

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Chris Martinez

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Chris Martinez
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Curtis ... Zoe Tuazon
Cristine Reyes ... Aica Tabayoyong
Sam Milby ... Mark Ferrer
Arlene Muhlach ... Zoe's Mother
Ricky Rivero ... Zoe's Father
Candy Pangilinan ... Aica's Mother
Dominic Ochoa ... Aica's Father
Abby Bautista ... Young Zoe
Alliyah Fatima Dela Riva ... Young Aica (as Aliya Fatima De La Riva)
Kevin Kier Remo Kevin Kier Remo ... Young Mark (as Kevin Remo)
Raquel Villavicencio ... Sister Angeline
Roden Araneta Roden Araneta ... Math Teacher
Isay Alvarez ... Child Psychologist (as Isay Alvarez-Seña)
Ana Abad Santos ... Ms. Moral
Jelson Bay ... Science Teacher
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Storyline

Childhood best friends who are both geniuses in school eventually become bittersweet rivals for campus athlete Mark Ferrer. Zoe Tuazon is a rich, overweight and aggressive mestiza, while Aica Tabayoyong is a poor nerdy student with a bad case of teenage acne and nearsightedness. In an effort to outsmart and outclass each other, Zoe and Aica each undergo cosmetic surgery and become ravishing vixens engaged in ugly confrontations. Written by segue123

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Beauties & Brains and the Boy who came between.


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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Soundtracks

Langit na naman
Performed by Yumi Lacsamana
Words & music: Dennis Garcia and Rene Garcia
Published by Viva Music Publishing
Arranged by Thyro Alfaro
Produced by Civ Fontanilla
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Just another cringe-fest
22 September 2014 | by coriya_pavnSee all my reviews

It's just another run of the mill, cringe-fest of a Filipino movie. They're again trying to "spice things up" with "fresh ideas" by using a novel concept, but it turns into another pito-pito that follows every other movie's mold.

The intelligence of the script writers are in full display here as they evidently show case little to none of it. Lines that were supposed to develop their characters as intelligent kids were full of inaccurate statements and utter nonsense. It shows the depth of the script writers' ability to come up with sound statements to develop their characters with. The fact that Anne Curtis had to act in a fat suit didn't help it one bit. Either she had a concussion the entire time they were shooting it or the fat suit was too heavy for her jaw to move, whatever the reason, all her lines were delivered like a kid reading the lines off a teleprompter for the first time.

Sam Milby with a provincial accent can be attributed to comedic irony which is likely a lucky punch for the casting department. Christine Reyes clearly out-shines Anne in every scene, but that's only because her performance isn't as cringy as Anne's was.

It's just not worth the time to watch it, so don't.


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Country:

Philippines

Language:

Filipino | Tagalog | English

Release Date:

9 September 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

ザ・ギフテッド See more »

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$1,764,126
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Viva Films, MVP Pictures See more »
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