Following the success of Metro Manila Film Festival hits like “Sisterakas,” “Girl Boy Bakla Tomboy,” and “Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin” comes “Beauty and the Bestie,” another joint production of Star Cinema and Viva Films for the annual event starring Vice Ganda.
BEAUTY AND THE BESTIE
Main Cast: Vice Ganda, Coco Martin, James Reid, Nadine Lustre
Supporting Cast: Alfonso Muhlach, Marco Masa, Karla Estrada, Lassy, Ryan Bang
Director: Wenn Deramas
Released by: Star Cinema, Viva Films
MTRCB Rating: PG
Opening Date: December 25, 2015
Gist: A secret agent recruits his old best friend to help in his mission to defend a beauty pageant contestant.
The Positive: Compared with previous Vice Ganda-Wenn Deramas collaboration in MMFF, “Beauty and the Bestie” has a near-solid story behind the abundance of gags and silly jokes that we come to expect from a Vice Ganda movie. You can see that they put a little more effort in making sense. Furthermore, the stunts, car chase and helicopter scene are pretty decent.
Acting-wise, Vice Ganda is still the master of comedic timing while Coco Martin proves that he can also make people laugh.
Some of the jokes used in the movie feels old while a few dramatic scenes feel awkward.
STARMOMETER SCORE: 7.5/10
“Beauty and the Bestie” Trailer: