MELODRAMA-NEGRA-Poster-jpg_075015Verdict: Proceed with Caution

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.75 (4 ratings)

Genre: Drama

Director: Maribel Legarda

Writer: Layeta Bucoy

Cast: Gee Canlas, Jerald Napoles, Bong Cabrera, Sheng Belmonte, Cindy Lopez, Ria Garcia, Cai Cortez, Mara Lopez, Bembol Rocco

Synopsis: This urban contemporary tale delves into the lives of the fortunate who have both power and freedom to do as they please. It revolves around Dee, her dead friends Gomez and Lim, blood-hungry sociopath sisters Twinkle and Candy, their friend Bing, wealthy father and son Congressman Ramirez and Rex. (Rappler)

MTRCB Rating: R-18

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Reviews:

3.5          Nicol Latayan (Tit for Tat)

“It really tends to go melodramatic every now and then especially during the stories that involved the three wandering souls. But what’s captivating about it is that I bought every minute of it.” (Read full review)

2.5          Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“The movie’s core is entirely too sentimental, and the darkness ends up feeling like empty provocation.” (Read full review)

2.5          Skilty Labastilla (Young Critics Circle)

“One thing it’s not is boring. In trying to entertain, though, the script treats its characters like rag dolls, making them do stupid things with the flimsiest of motivations, ending up playing fast and loose with viewers’ emotions.”

2.5          Oggs Cruz (Twitch)

Melodrama Negra stands out when it doesn’t overreach, when it remains grounded, exploring emotions and relationships that are elementarily human.” (Read full review)