juanacVerdict: Value for Money

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 3.61 (14 ratings)

Genre: Comedy

Director: Jade Castro

Writers: Rody Vera

Cast: Mae Paner, Angelina Kanapi, Annicka Dolonius, Jelson Bay, Joel Torre, John James Uy, Mads Nicolas, Niño Muhlach, Ronnie Lazaro

Synopsis: A young woman from a far off province is sent to study in a prestigious Manila university. But she gets caught up in the wrong crowd and ends up becoming a high class prostitute. Her surprising skill gives her access to the most powerful figures in the government, which exposes her to corruption at the highest levels. (Click the City)

MTRCB Rating: R-16

Running Time: 90 mins.

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Reviews:

5 .0         Rianne Hill Soriano (Business World Online)

“A delectably biting satire, it manages to keep the audience entertained from start to end.” (Read full review)

4.5          Abby Mendoza (FHM)

“It coherently attacks the illnesses of politics without being too preachy, but instead through intelligent mockery that is utterly funny and poignant. It is with these implements that Juana C. The Movie and its titular actress are able to succeed in shedding light on serious societal matters in a very entertaining manner.” (Read full review)

4.0          Mikhail Lecaros (GMA News)

“Whether the script calls for her character to lose her clothing (which is often), pose as a rich college student or break the Fourth Wall to deliver punch lines more directly, Paner is a comedic force of nature who never outstays her welcome.” (Read full review)

4.0          Ria Limjap (Spot.ph)

“Only Mae Paner, poster girl for The New Sexy—and our answer to Lena Dunham—can prance across the screen with abandon, reminding us that it doesn’t matter what you look like, as long as you have a strong message, that is, a call for awareness and action.” (Read full review)

4.0          Rob San Miguel (Brun)

“The movie may seem to contain the usual toilet and crass jokes but upon careful scrutiny (if you manage to stop laughing), the jokes bite.” (Read full review)

4.0          Mark Angelo Ching (Pisara.me)

“There may be well-shot scenes of playful bed scenes and laugh-out-loud comedy, but the movie still manages to comment on corruption and the ever-widening poverty gap. It is hard to balance the movie’s two components, but Jade Castro’s masterful direction makes it possible.” (Read full review)

4.0          Bernard Santos (My Movie World)

“I like how the film was done: napakatotoo, may mensahe, napapanahon at makabuluhan.” (Read full review)

3.5          Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“The movie can be quite a jumble at times, but it manages to press on through sheer will of belief. It is a hopeful, happy movie that’s just infectious enough to keep things from completely going off the rails.” (Read full review)

3.5          Alwin Ignacio (The Daily Tribune)

“As the collective laughter dies down, however, the laugh-out-loud flick presents some very painful truths — the root of our country’s ills.” (Read full review)

3.5          Emil Nor Urao (E-Reviews)

“Pinakita lang ng Juana C. The Movie na kahit likas sa ating mga Pilipino ang matukso sa karangyaan at katamaran, kaya pa rin natin magbago. Hindi man niya pinakita ng direkta ang kanyang mga hinaing, mukha namang madaling maiintindihan ang mga ito ng sambayanan sa isang nakakaaliw at loka-lokang paraan.” (Read full review)

3.0          Oggs Cruz (Twitch)

Juana C. the Movie works best as a caricature of Philippine society. By enunciating and exaggerating immense national issues to the point of ridicule, the film brings the discourse to a level that is readily understandable to the common man.” (Read full review)

3.0          Nicol Latayan (Tit for Tat)

“It’s pretty obvious that the movie has a lot to offer, and while some of the subplots didn’t work for me, the main message of the film stood out in the end.” (Read full review)

2.5          Jansen Musico (Pelikula Tumblr)

Juana C The Movie is rough around the edges. In fact, it’s all over the place. It tries to bring up as many socio-political issues as it can, given its running time. The film needs a sense of order. Though it reflects just how chaotic our society is, it doesn’t mean that the film should be just as chaotic.” (Read full review)

2.0          Skilty Labastilla (Young Critics Circle)

“By crafting a consciously slapdash movie, the filmmakers seem to be saying, ‘Don’t take the movie seriously; take the message seriously.’ And that’s basically the movie’s downfall: it’s a message movie whose message is something everyone already knows in the first place.” (Read full review)