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It Takes a Man and a Woman, Extremely Bland and Incredibly Lobotomized

Unless you speak Tagalog, chances are you're not well versed in the on-again, off-again, tepidly romantic escapades of twentysomething Filipino media mogul Miguel "Miggy" Montenegro (John Lloyd Cruz) and former executive assistant Adelaida "Laida" Magtalas (Sarah Geronimo), as seen in 2008's A Very Special Loveand 2009's You Changed My Life. The final leg of director Cathy Garcia-Molina's exceptionally broad, partly English-dubbed cockles-warmer of a trilogy outright apes Hollywood rom-com formulas with a personality so affably lobotomized it wouldn't dare frighten delicate tastes. Suddenly the black sheep of his family's empire due to a poor investment two years prior, Miggy is demoted to mere top dog of Flippage Publishing, a magazine company that produces glossies called Bachelor and New Girl. Back into his life walks his once-meek ex Laida, now a couture-clad Condé Nast wannabe, and the two are inexplicably forced to work together to broker a merger with another mass-media conglomerate, much to the exasperation of generic editors and queeny fashion-world stereotypes. To complicate matters, or at least pad the running time, Miggy has been dating another of his employees, but maybe he'll still marry Laida someday after flying to New York together on business and wooing her with Ricky Martin impressions in Times Square.

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Clearview's 1st & 62nd Street

400 E. 62nd St.
New York, NY 10065

Category: Movie Theaters

Region: East 60s

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It Takes a Man and a Woman
Directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina
Viva Entertainment
Now playing, Clearview's 1st and 62nd Street

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2 comments
normangat
normangat

I don't agree with your review. There's so much to see in this film and you're just too slow to catch up.... Again, you can't understand it if you can't understand Filipino.

anon
anon

i don't think you know what you're talking about. you would not understand the humor of this movie unless you speak tagalog (pointed out on the premise of your article) or if you are a filipino. this movie is actually good. 

 

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