Call Center Girl PosterVerdict: Do Something Else

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 1.70 (5 ratings)

Genre: Comedy

Director: Don Cuaresma

Writers: Enrico Santos, Kriz Gazmen, Hyro Aguinaldo,

Cast: Pokwang , Enchong Dee, Jessy Mendiola, John Lapus, Ejay Falcon, K Brosas, Chokoleit

Synopsis: Teresa (Pokwang) returns home after thirteen years of working on cruise ships. In that time her youngest daughter Regina has built up a lot of resentment over her abandonment issues. Teresa sees her chance to reconnect with Regina by getting a job to help pay for her placement fee for a job in the UK. The job she gets is coincidentally in the same call center that Regina works at. But their proximity only causes more tension, especially as Regina comes to believe that her mother is flirting with their team leader Vince (Enchong Dee). (Click the City)

MTRCB rating: PG

Running time: 110 mins

Trailer: 

Reviews:

3.0          Pinoy Exchange

Call Center Girl has its moments, especially in the comedy department, yet overall the story while updated to suit the current era, still fails to offer something new.” (Read full review)

2.0          Dale Bacar (dalebacar.com)

“It offers a promising glimpse of the lives in an industry that is alien to most people – (it) just present(s) it so badly that people who have not lived this kind of life will end up not caring and will see it no more than just another bad mainstream cinema.” (Read full review)

1.5          Rito Asilo (Philippine Daily Inquirer)

“For a family flick that’s supposed to be hilarious, this one isn’t even all that funny—unless you’re the type who shrieks every time Pokwang demonstrates her skill at ‘splitting.'” (Read full review)

1.0          Oggs Cruz (Rappler)

“The movie is afflicted by atrociously lazy writing. The characters, instead of being shaped from concept or the logic of the story, are just reliant on the offscreen personas and charisma of the actors and actresses playing them.” (Read full review)

1.0          Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“That wackiness might have worked, except for the fact that the film still makes play for open sentiment. It falls terribly flat, the film succumbing to the awkwardness of its tone.” (Read full review)

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