I Do Bidoo Bidoo

Verdict: Value for Money

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 3.74 (25 ratings)

Genre: Musical, Comedy

Writer/Director: Chris Martinez

Cast: Sam Concepcion, Tippy Dos Santos, Eugene Domingo, Gary Valenciano, Ogie Alcasid, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Jaime Fabregas, Neil Coleta, Frenchie Dy, Sweet Plantado, Gerald Pesigan, Kiray Celis

Synopsis:  Rock (Sam Concepcion) gets his girlfriend Tracy (Tippy Dos Santos) pregnant. The young couple suddenly has to face the prospect of getting married. Plans are made, but it all falls apart when their families meet. Rock’s working class parents (Ogie Alcasid and Eugene Domingo) take offense when Tracy’s grandfather (Jaime Fabregas) objects to their union. Meanwhile, Tracy’s parents (Gary Valenciano and Zsa Zsa Padilla) are struggling to sustain their own marriage. Rock and Tracy are kept apart from each other, and are made to confront the possibility of being apart for the rest of their lives. (Click the City)

Running time: 120 mins

Trailer: 

Reviews:

5.0     Mario Bautista (Showbiz Portal)

“Martinez’ direction is alternately playful and gracious, and it certainly pays respect to the songs that inspired the movie, thanks to the excellent new arrangements rendered by the reliable Vincent de Jesus.” (Read full review)

5.0     Ria Limjap (Spot.ph)

“OPM is so not dead.” (Read full review)

5.0     Gelo Gonzales (FHM)

“APO’s appeal is—big-word-alert—transcendental. And we owe it to ourselves to see something that’s been a huge part of our culture.” (Read full review)

5.0     Ihcahieh

“This is the most enjoyable Pinoy movie I have seen this year.” (Read full review)

4.5     Cathy Peña (Make Me Blush)

I Do Bidoo Bidoo is a mirthful musical masterpiece that’s as rousing and hopeful in temperament and narrative exposition as the songs and stories of our lives.” (Read full review)

4.5     Mark Angelo Ching (PEP)

I Do Bidoo Bidoo is a total charmer. It’s a movie that knows how to please through its relatable story and high production values.” (Read full review)

4.5      Tatak Digitista

“Rich versus poor love story has always been the plot of many films but thanks to Apo’s music and the added flavors in the story, I Do Bidoo Bidoo was still presented in a refreshing way.” (Read full review)

4.5      Nel Costales (1505 Film Avenue)

“Viewing I Do Bidoo Bidoo is akin to listening to any of the two Apo tribute albums. There are high moments that are spread out unevenly. There are also the expected fillers and downers.” (Read full review)

4.5       Fred Hawson (Fred Said: Movies)

“This film is very entertaining indeed most especially for people who love APO Hiking Society music, and that should be a big chunk of the Filipino adult population out there who grew up in the 1970s to the 1990s.” (Read full review)

4.0      Rito Asilo (Philippine Daily Inquirer)

“It isn’t perfect, but the season’s must-see film is rousing, heart-warming, entertaining and celebratory—a Pinoy production worthy of our music-making and music-loving people.” (Read full review)

4.0      Job de Leon (GMA News)

“Beyond the music and the actors, I Do Bidoo Bidoo draws strength from its script as it probes the different angles of a teenage pregnancy–how a young couple tries to deal with uncertainty and responsibility, and how parents recover when their darlings color outside the lines of their pre-drawn aspirations.” (Read full review)

4.0      Jessica Zafra (Jessica Rules the Universe)

“Of course the story is dictated by the Apo Hiking Society discography, but Martinez avoids the usual interpretations and finds something fresh in familiar material.” (Read full review)

4.0      Trisha Descallar (Katipunan)

“For a feel-good movie musical, I Do Bidoo Bidoo has a surprising amount of depth to it, one that is not forced or contrived.” (Read full review)

4.0      Kikko Kalabud (Hot for Movies)

I Do Bidoo Bidoo is as rich as the timeless music that served as inspiration for the production of this rare mainstream movie.” (Read full review)

3.5      Philbert Dy (Click the City)

I Do Bidoo Bidoo manages to delight much more than it disappoints. It sings heartily, offering audiences a sense of joy and fun often missing from our cinema. ” (Read full review)

3.5      Nicol Latayan (Tit for Tat)

“It is not really hard to fall in love with this endearing, entertaining film.” (Read full review)

3.5      Jowana Bueser (The Birth of Damnation)

I Do Bidoo Bidoo is not the best nor the funniest but it is full of fun and one of the better-made films out there.” (Read full review)

3.0      Skilty Labastilla (Young Critics Circle)

“It takes a while to warm up to the film. It opens with two musical numbers that could have been easily cut by half. It gradually gets more engaging when it gets to the meat of the story, which is the inevitable clash of the two families. Even if it closely resembles Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo, the music, the colors (Digo Ricio’s production design is commendable), and the spirited performances of the cast (a movie star is born in Sam Concepcion) make you forget about any comparisons. Just as it becomes delightfuly entertaining, though, the movie becomes lazy by the last third, conveniently and inexplicably resolving issues just because it is approaching the two-hour mark.”

3.0        Oggs Cruz (Twitch)

“When all else fails, I Do Bidoo Bidoo has the timeless songs of APO to rely on. It’s far from perfect, far from great. Still fun. It’s most fun when it’s over-the-top and brazenly corny, just like a musicale should be. Sadly, nostalgia and reverence become shackles. The pop singers-turned-actors deliver predictably serviceable perfs. The actress-forced-to-sing gave the most affecting musical perf.”

3.0         Rob San Miguel (The Chair)

“If the filmmakers had chosen songs from other artists, I Do Bidoo Bidoo will be fine, and I will be as perky as a paid writer. But because we are talking about the Apo Hiking Society, a simple love story that sugar coats clichés in the Philippines is not enough.” (Read full review)

3.0         Carl Joseph Papa (Whatever, Carl)

“As a whole, the movie was very entertaining, fun and pleasant to the eyes and ears.” (Read full review)

3.0         Manuel Pangaruy (Tagailog Special)

“A mixed bag for me: OK script for a simple premise, hit and miss song numbers, good choreography and a punchline in the last scene that betrays the film being a salute to OPM. If there’s one performer who I think is really up for the triple threat (dancing, singing and acting), it has to be Sam Concepcion. But I have to note that the most interesting cameo comes from John Lapus who appeared as a drunk videoke bar host. Hopefully they allot one screening a day where people can sing along.”

2.5         Dale Bacar (Bum-Spot)

“Some of the numbers are clunky and very awkward. And while the songs are familiar and the performances are beyond decent, the movie just fares better when some of the characters aren’t singing.” (Read full review)

1.5          Rolando Tolentino (Pinoy Weekly)

“Ang problema sa I Do Bidoo Bidoo: Heto nAPO Sila! ay mas halaw sa television show na Glee na nagpalaganap ng musical format na bigla na lamang magsi-sing-and-dance routine nang walang probokasyon dahil assumed na mangyayari ito sa akulturasyon ng manonood sa mismong palabas.” (Read full review)

1.5          Taking a Break

“They did pick the write songs for this jukebox musical. Unfortunately, they didn’t pick the right story. Nor did they get the right cast.” (Read full review)

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