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Pinoy Rebyu Score: 3.43 (7 ratings)

Genre: Drama

Director: Joselito Altarejos

Writer: Zigcarlo Dulay

Cast: Sandino Martin, Angelo Ilagan, Boots Anson-Roa

Synopsis: Unfriend tells the story of fifteen year-old David (Sandino Martin), who on Christmas day learns through Facebook that Jonathan (Angelo Ilagan), a seventeen year-old that he’s in love with, has met someone else. The film follows him through the rest of the day as he breaks down and plans something big to prove his undying love for the one he loves. (Click the City)

MTRCB rating: R-16

Running time: 90 mins.

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Reviews:

4.5         Tito Valiente (Business Mirror)

Unfriend must be one of the strongest films from Altarejos. It grabs you by your throat and leaves you breathless for being reminded again that extraordinary events can happen on very ordinary days. That sometimes the universe is eavesdropping on human affairs and answers all kinds of wishes and unwishes, and lets loose its unfriendliness.” (Read full review)

4.0         Oggs Cruz (Rappler)

“The film shocks precisely because its unabashed portrayal of current attitudes and demeanors are too close to reality for any comfort. Infused with love and all other demons, there is no predicting what kind of monsters we may all become.” (Read full review)

4.0         Julia Allende (PEP)

“It is not a perfect movie, but what it lacks in technical perfection and suprises, it makes up for ambiance: a sense of a gradual breaking of a dam of rage.” (Read full review)

3.5         Pinoy Exchange

“The film works as a social commentary, giving us a glimpse on this generation’s penchant for social media. It is a realistic reflection of how we show our best. Even in times when we wish to show our worst, we still put on our best foot forward.” (Read full review)

3.5         Mario Bautista (Showbiz Portal)

“The liberal use of the shaky handheld camera with natural lighting might alienate those who appreciate only mainstream films, but it’s effectively utilized here to give it a more gritty grimy texture that’s appropriate to the material.” (Read full review)

2.5         Renelson Morelos (Reel Thoughts)

“Zig Dulay’s script fails to mine deeply into the psychology of what could’ve been a truly unsettling character. The result is that we have a major character who is not entirely engaging and sympathetic, with his predicament coming off as lamentably pat.” (Read full review)

2.0         Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“The film is ostensibly about the isolation, alienation and exhibitionism that seems inherent in this age of social media. But the film doesn’t do a great job of making its argument. It mostly comes off as another bit of alarmist cinema that doesn’t fully understand its subject.” (Read full review)