Dec 08
MMFF ENTRIES – HAPPY and ENTENG by fapweb  |  Posted in Articles  |  on Wed, Dec 8, 2004

HAPPY TOGETHER
A story about a woman’s deep, lasting friendship with a gay male, HAPPY TOGETHER stars Kris Aquino and Eric Quizon. Siyempre si Eric ang gay at straight female naman si Kris. The two characters have contrasting personalities, Kris is talkative while Eric is reserved.

At home naman daw si Kris sa kanyang role dahil in real life ay marami siyang kaibigang gay. In fact, she dedicates the movie to her best gay friend, the late Tatus Aldana. Enjoy din siya sa shooting dahil comfortable siya kay Eric. There’s a scene where Eric playfully presses her breast. Kasama naman daw sa istorya kaya walang reklamo si Kris. Besides, Eric and Kris have been friends for a long time and they have already developed some kind of intimacy.

As the title suggests, it is a feel-good movie with plenty of humor that shows the natural flair of Kris for comedy. Malalim na pagkakaibigan ang theme, through thick and thin, wika nga, lagi silang magkasama at magkakampi. Kris becomes the mother of 2 teenage daughters and wife to Tonton Gutierrez while Eric falls for Cogie Domingo who also happens to be a closet queen. The drama surfaces when they both discover that they have a common lover in the person of Douglas Robinson.

To assure a good number of audience, supporting role ang Starstruck 4 na sina Jennylyn Mercado, Mark Herras, Rainier Castillo and Yasmien Kurdi. Over-excited sila sa darating na MMFF parade of stars dahil first time nilang mapasali. Sa kanilang apat, si Yasmien ang napansin ni Kris dahil pareho raw silang talkative.

Also in the cast are Gloria Diaz and Nova Villa as parents of Kris and Eric. Kasali rin si Jay-R, the uprising singer, ang controversial na si Carlo Maceda at si Richard Quan.

Directed by Joel Lamangan from the script of Ricky Lee, HAPPY TOGETHER (formerly titled Que Sera Sera) is produced by Regal Entertainment.

By the way, Eric is to leave for the US to work for the movie Wrinkles. Eric is the assistant director of the American movie about golden girls. It stars Lou Diamond Philips and our very own golden ladies Gina Parreno, Rosa Rosal and Mila Ocampo (she begged off due to illness).

ENTENG KABISOTE
Lifted from the long-running sitcom Okay Ka, Fairy Ko, ENTENG KABISOTE is more than a traditional filmfest fantasy. Subliminal ang dating ng moral lesson na mas makapangyarihan ang isip ng tao kaysa sa supernatural powers ng mga diwata. With the urban setting and fairy land as the backdrop, ENTENG KABISOTE is full of special effects geared to mesmerize not only the kids but also the adults.

Vic Sotto reprises his Enteng role, a morally upright lower middle class husband reminiscent of Dolphy’s role in John and Marsha. Si Alice Dixson ang original na fairy named Faye na gagampanan ni Kristine Hermosa ngayon. As usual, with Vic’s reputation for his leading ladies, hindi maiiwasan ang panunukso sa kanya at kay Kristine.

As in the original version, si Aiza Seguerra pa rin ang adopted daughter named Aiza at si Oyo Boy Sotto ang fairy prince na si Benok, ang anak ni Enteng sa engkantadang si Faye. Sa engkantasya lumaki si Benok. The colorful character of Charito Solis as Ina Magenta is portrayed by G. Toengi.

Matitindi ang special effects, according to Vic at sa Hongkong pa ang processing. Matindi rin ang set na ginamit nila sa warehouse ng Tape Inc. Indeed, malaking gastos talaga ang gumawa ng fantasy movie. Pero binuhusan na nila ng husto dahil once a year lang naman daw kung gumawa ng pelikula si Vic. At ang intensyon niya ay hindi para kumita kundi para ipagpatuloy ang nakaugaliang fantasy movie tuwing panahon ng kapaskuhan.

Also in the movie are Michael V as the kontrabidang Itim, Bing Loyzaga as Satana and Nadine Samonte as Tanny. In supporting roles are Ruby Rodriguez, Jeffrey Quizon, January Isaac a.k.a. Lumen (Sandra Gomez). Expect a riot when the funny trio of Allan K, Teri Onor and Jose Manalo enter the scene.

Subtitled Okay Ka, Fairy Ko… The Legend, ENTENG KABISOTE is directed by Tony Y. Reyes and co-produced by M-Zet Films and Octo-Arts.