In My Kuya's Wedding, Ryan plays the loving brother Jeff who is very close to his sister, Kat, portrayed by Maja. Pushed by poverty and the desire to give his sister a good college education, Jeff goes to Riyadh to work there for four years, vowing to return home only when he has enough money. Kat's anticipation of a happy reunion with her Kuya Jeff turns sour right at the airport when she meets his fiancée, Heidi (Pauleen Luna). Kat's jealousy is heightened when she discovers her brother's utmost dedication to his girlfriend. Beset by rage, Kat vows to thwart her brother's marriage with the aid of her gay bestfriend, Vi (IC Mendoza). But as she plunges herself into her devious plans, Kat finds herself reluctantly falling in love with Aris (Jason Abalos)-a reality show evictee who happens to be Heidi's brother. As a result, Kat's dilemma becomes more complicated as she tries to resist two nagging issues: Her brother's impending marriage and her refusal to fall in love with the brother of her sworn enemy.After reading the synopsis and watching the trailer, i found out that...
…My Kuya’s wedding has a lot of similarities with the logline of My Best Friend’s Wedding, but it was “sprinkled” with Filipino “family ties” culture. Maja’s character is the same as Julia Robert’s character in My Best Friend’s Wedding. They’re both jealous to the fiance of the man of their lives. They both formulated schemes to thwart the “wedding” but became unsuccessful in the end. And they both end up with the “next best thing.”
But of course, Ryan and Maja’s relationship is purely platonic, otherwise incest na ‘yun. But what i like abut this movie is that it explores “sibling ties”. Pinoy na pinoy ang timpla although banyaga ang orihinal na istorya.
Will i still watch it? Hell yeah! My Best Friend’s Wedding is one of my favorite romantic movies of all time and seeing a local version with a pinoy flavor is really delightful to watch!
My Kuya’s Wedding – Trailer:
(Video courtesy of filmspice)
PS. Although i am not really sure kung natuloy ang kasal nina Ryan A. at Pauleen L. at kung nagkatuluyan nga sina Maja S. at Jason A., but hey, pinoy movie ito. It’s supposed to be predictable. Nevertheless, i am really looking forward to catch this film this weekend.