Instant Mommy

Instant Mommy1Verdict: Value for Money

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.90 (10 ratings)

Genre: Comedy

Writer/Director: Leo Abaya

Cast: Eugene Domingo, Yuki Matsuzaki, Luis Alandy, Rico J. Puno, Shamaine Buencamino, Tuesday Vargas, Nicco Manalo

Synopsis: Instant Mommy follows the story of Bechayda, a two-months-pregnant wardrobe assistant for TV commercial production. In the fear of losing her Japanese lover and her dreams of a better life, she embarks on a plan that will get herself out of her predicament. Or so she thinks.

MTRCB Rating: PG

Running Time: 100 mins.

Trailer: 

Reviews:

3.5         Rob San Miguel (Brun Magazine)

“Director Leo Abaya was intelligent enough to allow Domingo dominate the film.  Abaya’s direction takes a back seat and his invisible hands simply guide the comedy.   A true comedic director has an eye for comedy and he knows when to direct and when to let go.” (Read full review)

3.5         Myra Grace Calulo (PEP)

“Eugene Domingo is a brilliant actress, and she plays the role of Bechayda with ease. She shifts easily between the comic and dramatic moments of the film.” (Read full review)

3.5         Mario Bautista (Showbiz Portal)

“Uge’s fine performance helps sustain our interest in the movie, but Abaya doesn’t seem to know what kind of a better ending he’ll cook up with for the movie.” (Read full review)

3.5         Manuel Pangaruy (Tagailog Special Presents)

“Epektibo ang pelikula sa pagbuo ng build-up sa karakter ni Eugene Domingo (na hindi ako magugulat kung makakasungkit na naman ng Best Actress award sa festival). ‘Yun nga lang, hindi masyadong bumenta ang isang parte ng script na kailangang gumamit ng dream sequence.” (Read full review)

3.0         Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“For the first two acts at least. Instant Mommy comes painfully close to making something remarkable out of its premise, but it backs out at the last instant.” (Read full review)

3.0         Derek Elley (Film Business Asia)

“Individually, the film’s three sections are OK; but they don’t add up to an emotionally satisfying movie.” (Read full review)

3.0         Ihcahieh

“Everything feels a bit exaggerated, although this exaggeration is justified towards the end, but not without dragging the audience around while the plot tries to find out what it really wants to do with the material.” (Read full review)

2.5         Skilty Labastilla (Young Critics Circle)

“A dream sequence that goes on for far too long needed to be revamped and it’s a shame it wasn’t because, as it is, the film takes us on a fun ride then yanks the rug under our feet for no good reason other than to pull a prank on us. Instead of coming out of the cinema smiling, we come out feeling a little cheated.” (Read capsule review)

2.0         Nicol Latayan (Tit for Tat)

Instant Mommy has a really good story in it. Bechayda’s predicament when she pretended to be pregnant was a highlight in this film. However, in order to get to the good story, you’d have to go through weaker ones first.’” (Read full review)

2.0         Wanggo Gallaga (Juice)

Instant Mommy is confusing because it doesn’t know whether it wants to be a comedy or a drama. The main problem with the film is that it relies too much on its star, Eugene Domingo, to pull off the risque story.” (Read full review)

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