Verdict: Value for Money

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 3.50 (11 ratings)

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Director: Joyce Bernal

Writer: Mel Mendoza-Del Rosario

Cast: Aga Muhlach, Regine Velasquez, John Lapus, Mark Bautista, Gina Pareño, Tommy Abuel, Ariel Ureta, Pinky Marquez, Raymond Lauchengco, Jojo Alejar, Joy Viado, Nikki Bacolod, Jay Perillo

Synopsis: Umboy (Aga Muhlach) is an aspiring lawyer who failed at the Bar Exams which left him heart-broken and demoralized. He took the failure really badly and settled for a solitary life working as a fly by night Notary Public agent. Berns (Regine Velasquez) on the other hand is a charismatic & professional fixer who earns by brokering deals between private and government officials. Their roads meet when Berns had to get a legal representative to finalize a settlement with a shrewd client. They clicked and thus started a business partnership which eventually led to a romantic one.

Running time: 105 mins

MTRCB Rating: PG-13

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Reviews:

5.0     Rito Asilo (Philippine Daily Inquirer)

“(Bernal’s) latest offering may not be roll-in-the-aisle funny, but when it isn’t yanking at viewers’ heartstrings, its unforced situational gags will have them chuckling heartily.” (Read full review)

5.0     Cathy Peña (Make Me Blush)

“With brisk pacing yet unhurried exposition, unobtrusive music, occasional funny glibs, adequately developed characters, well-tempered performances, inspired writing, and the pervading theme on the redemptive power of love, it’s easy to declare Of All The Things as one of 2012’s most delightful and affecting movies.” (Read full review)

4.5     Katrina Stuart Santiago (GMA News)

“In a land where rom-coms are the go-to projects for every artista wannabe, here are Aga and Regine, age and all, giving the commercial film industry something to chew on.” (Read full review)

4.0     Mario Bautista (Showbiz Portal)

“Due credit must be given to Mel del Rosario’s well written script that avoids mawkishness and has well defined relatable characters that easily endear themselves to the viewers.” (Read full review)

4.0     Mark Angelo Ching (PEP)

“It’s unhurried. The story focuses on the characters than on a forced love story.” (Read full review)

3.5     Oggs Cruz (Twitch)

“The film is consistently delightful, which is enough considering that the film’s most blatant goal is to merely entertain.” (Read full review)

3.5      Jeff Vadillo (Roadman Adventures)

“Seasoned actors combined with an interesting & light-hearted story line are always a good mix.” (Read full review)

3.5     Maridol Rañoa-Bismark (Yahoo Philippines)

“Aga and Regine may have gained extra pounds since their last team-up in Pangako… Ikaw Lang 11 years back. But the chemistry has remained.” (Read full review)

3.5     Manuel Pangaruy (Tagailog Special)

“An all out formula movie with the main intention of providing ‘kilig’ for the audience. Though it did not succeed, I had the impression that the writer did a good job in researching for the characters given the limitation that Aga and Regine can no longer do a John Lloyd-Bea. The first part that introduces the pair in their respective worlds had me hooked. I’m not sure if it is the brisk editing or the effort in making it less Star Cinematic as possible. It doesn’t have the customary montage while the theme song is playing and it has no irritating chase scene in the end. Bb. Joyce Bernal must be mellowing.”

1.0      Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“It’s a tedious, unfocused mess that forces chemistry where none really exists. It doesn’t really work as a romance, or a comedy, or a drama, though it tries so hard to be all three.” (Read full review)

1.0      Skilty Labastilla (Young Critics Circle)

“Joyce Bernal is arguably the worst director working in Philippine mainstream cinema. The script is predictably mediocre but she makes it worse by making everything so broad and sloppy. You’ll never for a second believe that the two people will fall in love with each other that easily. Regine Velasquez performs like she’s acting for a thousand people in a coliseum making sure that every little gesture has to be seen and Aga Muhlach looks so ill at ease the whole time that he must have known he’s in a really bad movie he can’t get out of.”