Combining comedy with drama is not an easy role for the whole cast of the movie. But the way I saw it, during the premier, “My HouseHusband, Ikaw Na” deserves the accolade of the moviegoers and the MMFF body.
To start-off, the movie showed real-life scenarios of husband-wife and family situation, facing challenges.
In the advent of “money” earning-oriented movies, values have been overlooked a lot of times. And this time around, with the “My HouseHusband, Ikaw Na” a very noticeable angle of straightening and enriching family values are one of the key ingredients of the movie.
This I believe makes this movie a good one. Not to mention how the three main actors played their roles.
Ryan Agoncillo plays a husband who found himself “in-charge” of the household chores after resigning from work. Judy Ann Santos is a wife, who filled in the shoes of providing for the family, after husband’s resignation.
Eugene Domingo plays the role of a single-mom who has a dirty-old man as a lover.
Direk Joey Reyes knew how to bring out the best from this movie. The film has a simple, easy to understand plot – based on situations that most Filipinos can relate to. Any audience can simply connect with the idea of the struggles of a married couple undergoing tough times. Many, for sure, can relate to now becoming common phenomenon, wherein the Filipino wives nowadays,not only help in providing money for the family, but also THE main source of income for the whole household.
Best of all, Direk Joey was able to balance the drama and comedy on the whole film – providing ample time for the drama scenes to make the emphasis for the lessons, and making good transition for the funny scenes to be absorbed well by the audience.
The acting of Juday comes into play for the crucial drama scenes (where she is best at), making that piercing, realistic point of view of a wife who is working for the whole family and struggles not to step on the “ego” of her husband.
Ryan, on the other hand, played it well. He may not be known for hardcore drama acting, but on this movie, he was able to manage a switching roles from comedy to drama at times.
Eugene added more flavor to the general tone of the movie. Her funny antics made the movie lighter to comprehend, at the same time, a good transition to the scenes – be it heavy or light scenes. Her role is very noticeable and TRULY a fun thing to watch. Her scenes are hilariously funny.
This movie is a must-see movie on the Metro Manila Film Fest.
WRITER’S NOTE: Fearless forecast, this movie can be a formidable third in the top grossing films after, Enteng ng Ina Mo and Panday (family-oriented movies), but in terms of content, I believe this film is one of the best in this year’s film fest, though, I still have to watch the other movies.
Eugene Domingo is the “true” winner this year in the MMFF. Three of movies she is into, are in the official list of entries in this year’s fest: My HouseHusband, Enteng ng Ina Mo and Shake, Rattle and Roll 13.