Ang-Turkey-Man-ay-Pabo-Rin-posterVerdict: Value for Money

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 3.65 (5 ratings)

Genre: Comedy

Director: Randolph Longjas

Writer: Allan Habon

Cast: Travis Kraft, Tuesday Vargas, Miko Laurente, JM De Guzman, Julia Clarete, Cai Cortez, JM De Guzman

Synopsis: A cross-cultural comedy about a Filipino American couple who celebrates life with karaoke music, superstitious in-laws, immigration laws, unexpected pregnancies, brown-outs, Thanksgiving turkey, with some love on the side.

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Reviews:

5.0         Katrina Stuart Santiago (GMA News)

“It’s a lot like love as we would imagine it for you and me. This is the closest I’ve seen romantic love in Pinas being portrayed with honesty and sincerity.” (Read full review)

4.0         Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“The film triumphs through its comedic compassion, the obvious care that it exhibits for all of its characters. So much of our local comedy seems to be based on tearing people down. It is really nice to feel a film that goes the opposite way, exposing the happy humanity in something that people are inherently suspicious of.” (Read full review)

3.75         Irvin Malcolm Contreras (A Girl and a Gun)

“I wish they had gotten a real professional actor to play the American. I found his acting is amateurish at best. One could argue that it adds to his charm but I found it jarring. Still, a better comedy than most mainstream Filipino comedies.” (Read full review)

3.0         Noli Manaig (Closely Watched Frames)

“With a scenario negotiating interpersonal and interracial relationships, the onus is on enunciation and acting, and both its leads, Tuesday Vargas and Travis Kraft, come up aces. Vargas, for one, has expressive diction which, coupled with rubbery facial expressions honed on tv and in stand-up routines, seems all but second nature.” (Read full review)

2.5         Fred Hawson (Fred Said)

“Tuesday Vargas is really so over-the-top!  Sometimes it works, but sometimes it doesn’t,  I wish that this would be a comedy where the Filipina did not have to resort to physical comedy to get the laughs.  I actually liked Tuesday better in her quiet scenes than these excessively flamboyant ones.” (Read full review)

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