Ako legal wife: Mano po 4? (2005)

  |  Comedy, Drama

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Elton Chiong (Jay Manalo) is a businessman having three wives. Chona (Zsa Zsa Padilla), a pure Chinese is his legal wife having three children, Hamilton (John Prats) who is a homosexual, ... See full summary »


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19 February 2010 | dwpollar
| An OK comedy...
1st watched 2/13/2010 - 4 out of 10 (Dir-Joel C. Lamangan): An OK comedy about a man and his three and possibly more wives coming from the perspective of the three main ones. This is kind of a "I Love Lucy"-type comedy with the main wife, played by Rufa Mae Quinto, kind of resembling Lucille Ball in her mannerism's when things happen to her. It was funny for the first 45 minutes, but then when the #1(legal)wife started trying to better the others and the gay son was introduced as an important character -- the movie kind of went downhill. The gay character was played very over-the-top and the attempts at humor using him were very lame(at least from a more accepting American viewpoint). Rufa Mae Quinto won an award for this role in the Phillipines and I have to admit she does a good job of bringing out the humor from her character, but the jokes become stale after awhile which happens with many comedies. A comedy that sustains it's humor for a good one hour and a half or so(which is usually a movie length)is rare and this is not one of them. There is also a very bad ending(which I won't go into right now so I don't spoil the movie for those who want to view it)but it put me in a position where I wasn't sure if I wanted to even praise the first 45 minutes -- that's how bad it turned me off. The material is good for a half-hour comedy show -- with the right actors -- but this shouldn't have ventured past that. I stopped wanting to pay attention long after it stopped being funny, and that is the final deciding factor for my reviews on movies, usually.


Release Date:

25 December 2005


English, Tagalog, Mandarin, Filipino

Country of Origin


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