Bride-for-Rent-starring-Kim-Chiu-and-Xian-Lim-poster-revealed-2Verdict: Value for Money

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 3.14 (7 ratings)

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Director: Mae Czarina Cruz

Writers: Carmi Raymundo, Charlene Grace Bernardo

Cast: Kim Chiu, Xian Lim, Pilita Corales, Empoy

Synopsis: On one terrible, drunken night, avowed bachelor Rocco (Xian Lim) gambles away an important client’s advance, and ends up owing a casino ten million pesos. He’s counting on his trust fund to pay the debt, but it turns that he only gets access to it if he’s married. Rocco and his friends hold auditions to get a girl to pretend to be his wife in order to fool his grandmother Lala (Pilita Corales) and get the money. He ends up hiring poor, would-be actress Rocky (Kim Chiu), and the two prepare for what ought to be a quick deception. But Lala sees through the ruse immediately, and later conspires with Rocky to teach Rocco a lesson. (Click the City)

MTRCB rating: PG

Running time: 115 mins.

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Reviews:

4.0         Pinoy Exchange

“It is an enjoyable movie that leaves a warm tug at your heart as well as a smile on your face as you leave the cinemas. It gives you hope to believe in forever and the unexpected.” (Read full review)

3.5         Jacob Laneria (Ang Mundo ni Jacob Laneria)

“Oo, niri-reinforce pa rin nya ang kasal pero kahit papano ay may level pa rin ng disenchantment (hindi perfect ang forever, etc) bago ang happy ever after. Ang disenchantment na ito ay kailangan itaas sa politikal na antas.” (Read full review)

3.5         Abby Mendoza (PEP)

Bride for Rent follows that exact sequence but convincingly churns out a downright cute and entertaining watch by utilizing an able cast and pure comedy.” (Read full review)

3.0         Zig Marasigan (Rappler)

“Chiu manages to strike the extraordinary balance between obnoxious and adorable, crazy and charming. While the film’s story seems particularly content with hovering on the borders of predictability, Chiu stampedes into every scene with a volatile zaniness that’s wild enough to be funny, but sincere enough to be plausible.” (Read full review)

3.0         Rito Asilo (Philippine Daily Inquirer)

“The briskly paced film whisks viewers through a checklist of clichés, turgid confrontations and ludicrous revelations—but, while there are inescapable lapses in logic, Kim’s growing comedic confidence and ineffable boldness to sell her character’s plucky persona settle comfortably into the production’s unorthodox narrative rhythms.” (Read full review)

3.0         Cathy Peña (Make Me Blush)

“The film succeeds to tickle some fancy. But if Mae Cruz wants to be taken seriously, she has to learn how to tighten her narrative and seriously sit on her story line instead of resorting to the moth-eaten romcom formula that Star Cinema is feeding her.” (Read full review)

2.0         Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“The film refuses to be interesting. It instead reverts to formula, offering up long looks and love songs and wedding proposals between two people who really don’t treat each other very well.” (Read full review)