Status: It’s Complicated

StatusVerdict: Value for Money

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 3.17 (6 ratings)

Genre: Comedy

Writer/Director: Chris Martinez

Cast: Eugene Domingo, Jake Cuenca, Paulo Avelino, Solenn Heussaff, Maja Salvador

Synopsis: Chef Manny (Jake Cuenca) is an avowed playboy. His flatmate Jerry (Paolo Avelino) on the other hand, is still waiting for the right woman to fall in love with. After Manny’s antics land him in trouble yet again, the two get into an argument about their respective lifestyles. Manny jokingly suggests that they should swap their approaches. As it happens, the two end up doing that anyway, as Manny falls for the mercurial Rina (Maja Salvador) and Jerry finds himself courting the carnal affections of two of his clients (Solenn Heussaff and Eugene Domingo). (Click the City)

MTRCB Rating: R-16

Running Time: 110 mins.



3.5         Philbert Dy (Click the City)

Salawahan is a perhaps the wittiest film to ever come from our shores, with blindingly funny rapid fire dialogue exploring modern relationships. Status: It’s Complicated tries to recreate that magic, mostly by quoting the original film line for line. The translation can be clunky at times, but that dialogue really does hold up.” (Read full review)

3.5         Rito Asilo (Philippine Daily Inquirer)

“The movie doesn’t leave lasting insights about the themes it tackles, but you’ll be entertained by the way Martinez makes his cast seem wittier, just by making them mouth those copious, tongue-twisting lines that alternately drip with sarcasm, rancor and humor.” (Read full review)

3.5         Zig Marasigan (Rappler)

“The lifeblood of this film is bright colored spectacle. Audiences hoping for a more nuanced treatment of Bernal’s comedy will need to look elsewhere. But in defense of Martinez, this isn’t 1979.” (Read full review)

3.0         Rob San Miguel (Brun Philippines)

“As always, Eugene Domingo dominated the screen and she owned the funniest moments of the film.  The rest of the cast managed satisfactorily mostly because of the catchy and witty fast pace repartee.  Status: It’s Complicated is still an enjoyable movie but it fails to recreate Bernal’s intelligent and campy humor.” (Read full review)

3.0         CBCP CINEMA

“Walang itulak kabigin ang husay ni Domingo na siyang nagdala ng karamihan sa mga nakakatawang eksena. Sila Cuenca at Avelino ay kapwa mahuhusay din at di naman nagpahuli sila Salvador at Heusaff.” (Read full review)

2.5         Mario Bautista (Showbiz Portal)

“The actors are all attractive and try hard to live up to the demands of the material, but they’re just not up to it. They can’t be blamed because it’s really difficult to achieve the kind of wit and style required in making it work.” (Read full review)

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