So forgive this writer if you’d find personal biases that would be, maybe, obvious in this post, though as a practice, I always try my best to do very objective reviews as much as possible.
So what’s with Call Center Girl? You may ask.
This recent offering from Star Cinema and Skylight Films starring POKWANG is a comedy flick for everyone who loves to laugh and be entertained with humor that’s neither slapstick nor deep.
Pokwang, on her own right, is a comedienne worthy of everyone’s time.
That’s a fact that needs no reiteration, you may say. However, in Call Center Girl, the lady has proven once again that her comedic charisma has never died down but is instead more effective than before. But what sets Pokwang different from other comediennes is her undeniably talent in natural portrayal of the role. In most scenes in ‘Call Center Girl,’ she showcased a natural mom (to Jessy Mendiola’s character) more than the actress we all know for her weekend show and her hosting and dancing stints at a now-defunct noontime variety show. She’s no AiAi Delas Alas neither a Eugene Domingo. She may be compared with them but Pokwang has a different style unique to her, and moviegoers can do nothing but laugh whenever she delivers a line, even not punch lines at all.
Jessy Mendiola is more than pretty face. The girl could definitely act. The lady of the fame series Maria Mercedes is gonna be a big name in the industry and no one could ever stop her from doing that.
Enchong Dee? He’s the guy you would never get tired of looking at every time he’s on screen. Though I am not that sold to his performance here but Dee is better here than his previous films.