REVIEW: Sisterakas   12 comments


With the current Metro Manila Film Festival system of including mostly box office friendly films in its line up, it is no surprise that one came up with the idea of including a lot of stars with box office draws in it. And before you shout Si Agimat at si Enteng Kabisote or Enteng ng Ina Mo to me, I’d complete my sentence by continuing “a lot of stars with box office draws in it… without the over expensive visual effects.”

So now enters Sisterakas starring Box Office Queens Kris Aquino, Aiai Delas Alas and Box Office Phenomenal Star Vice Ganda directed by box office director Wenn V Deramas. Notice ho wmany times I used the word box office above? Do you now have a clue with where I’m heading here? Go read the rest.

Bernice (Vice Ganda) and Detty (Aiai delas Alas) are childhood friends. But such friendship was ruined when Detty’s mother found out that her husband is having an affair with Bernice’s mother. This led to the mother’s lifetime disability. Fast forward to now, and we meet  Roselle (Kris Aquino) a competitive executive of the rival fashion company that Bernice heads. When the two childhood friends unexpectedly crossed paths, and with Roselle now in the picture, chaos definitely ensues.

I’m probably one of those who appreciated Deramas’ last effort This Guy’s in Love with You, Mare! But it seems that for every one step forward, he goes three steps backward. For one, the story is just grasping at straws here. It’s typical Deramas fare staring with a childhood story of the protagonist. Then comes a lot of physical comedy and sarcastic humor in between. It will definitely end with a happy ending. Lather, rinse, repeat.

But let’s move on past that. It’s not as if its storytelling is its selling point. It’s a comedy after all (or that’s how I interpreted such), but for a comedy, I find it lacking. There were mostly comprised of overused jokes, really long jokes that the wit already expired before the punchline was said, and lots of personal jokes from the cast. A lot of it has been done by the director himself in his past movies. In short, even in the laugh department, there’s nothing new that was presented.

Both Vice Ganda and AiAi Delas Alas were just okay here. One thing for sure is that this isn’t both’s funniest performances. However, if there’s one star who rose above this, it was Kris Aquino. I think she knows how camp the movie is, and that she tripled it up with her performance. The screen really lights up whenever she’s in it. I find her really engaging in this one, and her mere existence (even as background in some scenes) was such a joy to watch. I don’t think she would ever get a role as fun as this one.

The rest of the characters were all thankless roles. From Kathniel to Xyriel Manabat to Tirso Cruzz III. I’d even say that Kris’s role was unnecessary in the movie but I wouldn’t dare wish that the role should have been altogether eliminated just for Kris’s performance. One might perceive these comments as a joke, but Kris Aquino was the saving grace of the movie, and I’d probably watch it again just to see her again.

Grade: 2/5

Here are the reviews of the other Metro Manila Film Festival 2012 entries:

El Presidente
One More Try
Shake, Rattle, and Roll 14: The Invasion
Si Agimat, si Enteng, at si Ako
Sosy Problems
The Strangers
Thy Womb

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12 responses to “REVIEW: Sisterakas

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  1. Yup, I believe Kris Aquino is a revelation if not the saving grace in this movie as the screen lights up every time she’s around – she even deserves a best actress award for this!

  2. I didn’t like Kris Aquino here, I felt na effort na effort talaga sya pero parang pilit pa din. Dun pa lang sa Amoy Ulam na ba kayo dance conscious na conscious pa din tingnan

    Maybe mababaw lang ako pero natawa ako dun sa “Kabayo… baka… awkward” tsakla yung “ate may regla lako” lines ni Vice haha

    • Natawa din ako dun sa regla. Hahaha. As for Kris, I felt she was enjoying so much here. Kaya sobrang benta siya sakin. Matagal na akong di natatawa kay Aiai, and Vice while funny, isn’t that funny naman for me. Hahaha.

      Pero from the looks of it, mas madami nga ang na-annoy kay Kris, so asa minority ako. HAHAHA!

  3. Ang OA ni kris nakakapangilabot.

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  5. May isang scene na kausap ni Tirso si Aiai then Kris is on the background, kahit wala syang lines at di sya ang focus ng cam, she’s so animated. Bagay talaga sya sa mga campy movies like this. Sad to say, di na daw sya sasama sa aprt 2. How sad. T_T Haha!

  6. Actually, Bernice and Detty are siblings. And in my opinion, Kris was horrible. Her laughing and crying faces were the same, I don’t know what you saw in her.

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  8. yuck!! nakakabobong pelikula pwe!! mga kabaklaang walang kwenta. basura. si kris naturingang matalino sumama sa kabobohan ng dalawang aswang na artista. may part 2 pa? dapat sa title. susginoo! hahaha

  9. Sisterakas is a winner in the box-office & there’s no doubt that it’s only but destined to become the country’s highest-grossing film of all time, to the envy & ire of Kris Aquino – bashers & haters, kaya congrats Ms. Kris Aquino – at maliban sa panonood ng Kris TV tuwing umaga, hihintayin ka pa naming mapanood sa forthcoming teleserye ng ABS-CBN na Kailangan Koy Ikaw, sa talent-show na Pilipinas Got Talent at sa future movie team-up mo pa kay Eugene Domingo & kina Bea Alonzo, Dawn Zulueta, Angel Locsin, Anne Curtis, etc.

    Alam nating lahat na hindi porket choice o gusto natin at pinagpaguran ay dapat ng mangyari, minsan, one has to accept the fact that things envisioned, dreamed of or planned do not actually materialize for us to realize that somehow, there is a Real Architect up there whose plans are far perfect than ours – or who was it who said that things which do not happen as planned should submit to God’s opinion that our future is not just a matter of choice but of destiny – i.e. Ninoy Aquino becoming a martyr to save the Philippines from the hands of a dictator and the bondage, tyranny & horrors of Martial Law, a precursor in Cory Aquino’s rise to the presidency by ironically trampling Marcos out of it with the help of People Power & whose death also catapulted & prompted Noynoy Aquino, a reluctant presidential candidate at such a time to become the country’s current president, and the second from the Aquino family – and now, Ms. Kris Aquino, with her star brightly shining in whichever form of mass & social media & industry – i.e. tv, film, music, print, broadcast media, commercial & political endorsements and the like, I’m sure she’s bound to become bigger & larger than life – be it in show business or politics and she will always have our loyal & unconditional support, so good luck na lang sa inyong mga naninira sa kanya because we will never give-up fighting for her & the Aquinos!

  10. A good and funny Movie but not for blockbuster.

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