Verdict: Value for Money

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 3.30 (10 ratings)

Genre: Comedy, Sci-fi

Director: Victor Villanueva

Writer: Diem Judilla

Cast: Phoebe Kaye Fernandez, Van Roxas, Publio Briones III, Paul Jake Castillo, Arvee Yap

Synopsis: Merry just wants to focus on her studies to secure her future, discarding romances and relationships as nonsensical distractions. She wants to get in the toughest university in the country, S.H.U (Super Hard University), but life throws her a curve-ball in the form of a mystical object that makes Merry a magnet for everything paranormal. Frustrated singers, killer refrigerators and a talking bra all converge to wreck your sanity in this wacky random romantic comedy adventure.

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Reviews:

4.0          Stephanie Mayo (Films and Events Check)

My Paranormal Romance is absorbing, visually pleasant, bright and colorful from the cast down to the dialogue. It’s a movie that does not take itself seriously nor does it aim to please or impress. All it wants is to entertain. And it succeeded.” (Read full review)

3.5          Jansen Musico (Pelikula Tumblr)

“Villanueva and Judilla’s humor bridges Star Cinema presets and meta-comedy. The movie’s lines are dripping with self-referential puns and jabs that—unlike the ones in Ang Babae sa Septic Tank or Rakenrol—are more accessible than alienating.” (Read full review)

3.5          Carl Papa (Whatever, Carl)

“Endlessly silly but fun.  A tad long at parts but was compensated with outlandish whateverness.” (Read full review)

3.0          Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“It’s a great showcase of ideas, technique and pure talent, and that’s really something to get excited about. The only thing that’s really missing is restraint.” (Read full review)

3.0          Ria Limjap (Spot.ph)

“This Cebuano film starts off promisingly—cheeky and quirky, with a real pop sensibility. (Plus, actor Publio Briones III is fabulously funny in drag.) It’s a convoluted plot but there are lots of cute jokes and funny moments.” (Read full review)

2.5          Katrina Stuart Santiago (GMA News)

“For a movie that wanted to deal with the most absurd of alternate realities, everything here was way too literal, and there was nothing in this that could’ve been real: life and love, in fiction and otherwise, can never be this easy. Even more so when the romance is paranormal.” (Read full review)

Capsules:

4.0          Epoy Deyto (Kawts Kamote)

“Ang pinaka-marketable na pelikula sa (CinemaOne) line-up. Kung mag-theatrical release siguro to sa Visayan regions, mas tutubo pa ito kesa Praybeyt Benjamin hindi lang dahil sa entertainment value, kundi dahil, may laman siya.”

4.0          Fidel Antonio Midel (Pixelated Popcorn)

“I saw it by accident. I have no plans of watching it after seeing the horrible poster. Pero sabi nga nila, don’t judge a movie by its poster. This Cebuano romcom is random, over-the-top, but utterly charming. A nice surprise.”

3.5          Jay-r Trinidad (Cinephiles)

“Romance i’d like to give it a 4 pero 3.5/5 lang talaga. I think it had something to do with the film being that long. Medyo inantok kasi ako sa middle part ng film. Pero winner ang exagg at OA na setup ng pelikula lalong lalo na yung bra. it reminds me of rubber. and i think may homage sila dun sa mga 90’s films kung san may nagbebenta ng mga kalokohan. And i liked the soundtrack.”

2.0          Skilty Labastilla (Young Critics Circle – Film Desk)

“Charismatic leads could not lift this clunker out of the bin. Amateurish script, overeager and busy direction, elementary acting. A 30-minute episode of Cebuano TV classic Si Goat da Wanderpol or Milyonaryong Mini is way funnier than this.”