One Minute Movie Review: ‘The Mommy Returns’

"The Mommy Returns" is a horror-comedy from Regal Films starring Ruffa Gutierrez, Gabby Concepcion, John Lapus and Pokwang.


Main Cast: Gabby Concepcion, Pokwang, Ruffa Gutierrez
Supporting Cast: Gloria Diaz, John Lapus, Kiray Celis, Jillian Ward
Director: Joel Lamangan
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Released By: Regal Films
MTRCB Rating: PG-13

Synopsis: A mother dies on the night of her 25th wedding anniversary. From purgatory, she sees that another woman is set to replace her as mother and wife. She returned to her house as a ghost and tries to sabotage the relationship of his husband with his new wife to be.

The Positive: Pokwang and John Lapus are good comedians but the weak material leaves their antics less funny and less entertaining.

The Negative: “The Mommy Returns” will remind you of the Eva Longoria movie “Over My Dead Body” wherein the plot revolves around a female ghost trying to sabotage her boyfriend/husband’s current relationship with a new woman.

While the story is unoriginal, the jokes are not “kwela”, the cast, meanwhile, is uneven. Gabby Concepcion looks awkward in doing comedy, as well as Ruffa Gutierrez. The kids have no comedic timing either.

Hastily assembled and severely lacking in humor, “The Mommy Returns” is one of Joel Lamangan’s weakest outings ever.




“The Mommy Returns” – Official Trailer:

8 Comments on One Minute Movie Review: ‘The Mommy Returns’

  1. Mari_mvp // May 12, 2012 at 4:14 am //

    Halata namang isang tao lang yung nag-comment na may alias na “Piola Pascual” hanggang “Micodr” Mukhang Shaina fan nga! hahahahaha!

  2. Mari_mvp // May 12, 2012 at 4:12 am //

    OA naman ng rating! Maganda kaya yung movie! Baka maka-Shaina lang kayo! hahahahaha

  3. what’s happening with Joel Lamangan’s craft in motion picture?  where were the days of Mano Po, Deathrow, Sidhi, and Rizal sa Dapitan?

  4. Piola Pascual // May 11, 2012 at 11:10 pm //

    overr nman sa baBa??.. kWawa nman mga Kapmilya Stars d2??..

  5. The movie was terrible talaga. Rip off na nga corny pa mga jokes. Sayang lang talent ni Pokwang 

  6. Anonymous // May 11, 2012 at 7:03 pm //

    di ko kinayaaaa 2/10 GRABEEEE hahahahha! 

  7. Annoynymous // May 11, 2012 at 2:19 pm //

    I agree! This is the worst movie of the year so far. My score for this movie is 0/10!

  8. The movie pissed me off. It’s like watching an 80s comedy from the same outfit. Save your money, I walked out from the theater kahit first half pa lang

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