My Illegal Wife

Illegal WifeVerdict: Do Something Else

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 1.50 (4 ratings)

Genre: Comedy

Director: Tony Reyes

Writers: Danno Kristopher Mariquit, Kriz Gazmen

Cast: Pokwang, Zanjoe Marudo, Ellen Adarna

Synopsis: Clarise (Pokwang) is another hopeless romantic obsessed with finding a husband. But after she is let go from her job as an entertainer in Japan, she meets the dashing young Henry (Zanjoe Marudo) aboard a plane home to the Philippines. But when the plane crashes and lands on a remote island in the Philippines, Henry suffers a severe case of amnesia. In order to satiate her obsession to find a husband, Clarise jumps at the opportunity to fool Henry into thinking that she is his wife. But when Clarise and Henry are finally rescued, their illegitimate marriage threatens to fall apart when Henry slowly regains his memory. (Rappler)

MTRCB rating: PG

Running time: 115 mins.



2.0         Oggs Cruz (

My Illegal Wife projects a nation dangerously addicted to escape and conglomerates that are quick to profit from the addiction. Predictably, most of the audience will likely leave theaters fleetingly amused. Hopefully, a few will absorb this horrid point that is ingeniously veiled in awful jokes and bad filmmaking.” (Read full review)

1.5         Zig Marasigan (Rappler)

“With neither its characters nor its comedy coming together in the way it should, My Illegal Wife becomes the butt of its own joke. In its frantic attempt to copy other films, it forgets to become something of its own.”  (Read full review)

1.5         Cathy Peña (Make Me Blush)

“The movie runs with a succession of parody that doesn’t quite synthesize into a singular coherent narrative. It’s a feast of paper-thin caricatures.” (Read full review)

1.0         Pinoy Exchange

My Illegal Wife suffers from a contrived plot and boxed characters. While it tried to use parody as a tool for comedy, it fails because the parodies were somewhat limited and unnecessary.” (Read full review)


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