Menor De Edad PosterVerdict: Proceed with Caution

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.07 (7 ratings)

Genre: Drama

Director: Joel Lamangan

Writer: Raquel Villavicencio

Cast: Meg Imperial, Ara Mina, Chynna Ortaleza, Jaycee Parker, Wendell Ramos, Almira Muhlach, Anna Luna, Arvic Rivero, Jef Gaitan, Jim Pebangco, Miko Aytona, Pio Valbuena

Synopsis: Fifteen-year-old Jen (Meg Imperial) doesn’t have a very happy life. Her classmates make fun of her for being raised by lesbians. Her boyfriend broke up with her because she didn’t want to have sex. Her mother is constantly berating her. She seeks comfort in a violent gang of girls led by her cousin, and in the arms of her Filipino teacher Ariel (Wendell Ramos). She develops quite a crush on her teacher as he tries to help her through her issues. But things turn sour between them when he rejects her advances, and soon both are caught in lies that will change their lives forever. (Click the City)

MTRCB Rating: R-13

Running time: 90 mins

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Reviews:

4.0       Mark Angelo Ching (PEP)

“What makes Menor de Edad admirable is how much grit it dares to show its audience.” (Read full review)

2.0       Rianne Hill Soriano (Business World)

“From its theme and concept, it has the right elements to capture the attention of either the commercial or the independent film market. But with its flawed storytelling, poor characterizations, and mostly shoddy acting, its potential completely fizzles out.” (Read full review)

2.0       Zig Marasigan (Kristn.com)

“For a film that unabashedly imbibes the indie cinema spirit, Menor De Edad falls prey to the obvious conventions of commercial melodrama. Tears flow like aqueducts from the gods, and actors look wistfully off-cam in hopes of conveying emotion. ” (Read full review)

2.0       CBCP CINEMA

“Masyadong maraming nangyayari sa Menor de Edad.  Bagama’t naka-sentro ang kuwento kay Jen, madalas itong nagpapaligoy-ligoy sa sa napakaraming tauhan na halos wala namang kinalaman sa pinakabuod ng kuwento.” (Read full review)

1.5       Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“It is all too much: too much drama, too many subplots, and too many odd stylistic choices. The result is headache-inducing, the movie so loud and unfocused that it draws out a physical reaction.” (Read full review)

1.5       Cathy Peña (Make Me Blush)

Menor de Edad reeks with a heavy handed exposition and an exasperatingly obstreperous plotting.” (Read full review)

1.5       Nicol Latayan (Tit for Tat)

“Scenes were mostly contrived and there were too many plots running that it’s hard for anything to stand out; in the end, all seemed half baked versions of what they really wanted to achieve.” (Read full review)

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