ABNKKBSNPLAkoVerdict: Proceed with Caution

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.25 (4 ratings)

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Director: Mark Meily

Writer: Ned Trespeces

Cast: Jericho Rosales, Andi Eigenmann, Meg Imperial, Vandolph Quizon, Bing Pimentel, Julio Diaz, Giselle Sanchez, Paul Jake Castillo, Gino Padilla, Lander Vera Perez, Marnie Lapus, Adrian Cabido, Solomon de Guzman, Julia Klarisse Base

Synopsis: The film follows a character named Roberto Ong (Jericho Rosales). It checks in on him in four phases of his life. In elementary school, he experiences his first brush with romance, with the affections of his friend Portia. In high school, as an awkward, acne-ridden teen, he falls hard for a transferee student he refers to as “special someone” (Andi Eigenmann). In college he comes face to face with the prospect of failure. And as working adult, he is confronted with his entire educational past as he deals with an impending reunion. (Click the City)

MTRCB rating: G

Running time: 90 mins.



3.0         Pinoy Exchange

“I appreciate the attempt to adapt ABNKKBSNPLAko?! into a movie going experience as it is a material that we all could relate to. However, I just felt that the movie focused on the wrong angle to tell how our experiences in school teach us in ways that we would only realize later in life.” (Read full review)

2.0         Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“The film seems to want to rush through everything, trying to cram in as much of the book as possible. This story might have been better served by a steadier hand; one willing to let some things go in order to get deeper.” (Read full review)

2.0         Oggs Cruz (Rappler)

“The movie’s insistence on evoking certain life lessons is overtaken at times by visual gimmickry and an over-reliance on throwbacks to the past. Meily can never seem to balance nostalgia and depth. He instead throws everything into the mix and comes up with a product that confuses as much as it entertains.” (Read full review)

2.0         Cathy Peña (Make Me Blush)

“With hardly any tension to hold the narrative aground, it was hard to invest a degree of empathy. I was personally unaffected and uninterested. The story in fact failed to relate or compel. (Read full review)

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