sosyproblemsVerdict: Proceed with Caution

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.32 (11 ratings)

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Director: Andoy Ranay

Writers: Des Garbes-Severino, Aloy Adlawan, Marlon Rivera, Annette Gozon-Abrogar

Cast: Bianca King, Heart Evangelista, Rhian Ramos, Solenn Heussaff, Agot Isidro, Aljur Abrenica, Benjamin Alves, Cherie Gil, Maritoni Fernandez, Mikael Daez, Nova Villa, Robert Arevalo, Ruffa Gutierrez

Synopsis: The head of a TV network (Ruffa Gutierrez) tasks a cub reporter (Tim Yap) to shoot a documentary about four high society girls. Danielle (Bianca King) is trying to hide the fact that her family is in dire financial straits. Lizzie (Rhian Ramos) is sent off to the province to atone for her bratty ways. Margaux and Claudia (Solenn Heussaff and Heart Evangelista) are best friends made rivals by their feuding beauty queen mothers. The four friends must work together to keep their beloved Polo Club from being turned into a “yaya mall” by its new nouveau-riche owner. (Click the City)

MTRCB Rating: PG-13

Running time: 105 mins

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Reviews:

3.5        Carljoe Javier (Rappler)

“Despite some parts coming off as politically iffy, this comes off as a sharp, smart film. It understands the milieu in which it is being created. It makes fun of its characters, but also shows an affinity and care for them.” (Read full review)

3.5        Katrina Stuart Santiago (GMA News Online)

“This movie does not make a pitch for naiveté in these girls, nor does it seek to humanize them. Instead it tells us how these sosy girls exist – designer bags, family problems and all – and theirs are lives that can be funny because it is absurd that they exist the way they do at all.” (Read full review)

3.5        Mario Bautista (Showbiz Portal)

“We’re happy to report that Andoy Ranay succeeded in coming up with something that is truly hilarious for his first full length film.” (Read full review)

3.5        Pia Posadas (Katipunan)

“While the problems of the idle rich it presents are predictable and petty, the film is still enjoyable thanks to the light-hearted dialogue and the leads’ wholehearted commitment to the exaggerated frivolity of their characters.” (Read full review)

3.0       Rito Asilo (Philippine Daily Inquirer)

Sosy Problems and its lovely cast just want to have fun—and, despite loose ends that need tying up and a seemingly rushed finale, they do, along with their viewers!”

2.5        Cathy Peña (Make Me Blush)

“The film actually stumbles hard as it scrambles into its finish line. Story telling turned reckless and banked on fast resolutions.” (Read full review)

2.0        Abby Mendoza (PEP)

“While Andoy Ranay’s film succeeds in giving clear-cut characters that walk, talk, move, and breathe like the so-called ‘super duper upper class’, Sosy Problems seems to forget that it’s a parody.” (Read full review)

1.0        Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“There is some cleverness to the whole thing, but it would be too much to recommend a movie that is so decidedly unfinished.” (Read full review)

1.0       Don Jaucian (Pelikula Tumblr)

Sosy Problems turns out like one of the Class AAA bags that its characters abhor. It’s good-looking and promising, but it’s actually a low-grade replica of a wittier film (in print maybe).” (Read full review)

1.0        Nicol Latayan (Tit for Tat)

“The writing of the movie is a combination of overused and confused.” (Read full review)

1.0        Mark Angelo Ching (Pisara)

“The main problem with this movie is that the characters are just plain unlikable.” (Read full review)