Monday, December 18, 2017

Meant To Beh: Vic Sotto's Metro Manila Film Festival 2017 Film Entry

The cast of MMFF 2017 Meant To Beh: JC Santos, Dawn Zulueta and Vic Sotto

Metro Manila Film Festival isn't exactly complete without a Vic Sotto-starrer. Growing up in the 80's, I'm used to seeing the ace comedian during Christmas day on the silver screen. From the fantasy "Okay ka Fairy Ko" series to the "Lastikman" superhero inspired films as well as other family-oriented films he's done, there is no doubt, Vic Sotto truly is considered an icon especially when it comes to Metro Manila Film Festival. He may not exactly come out as the greatest blockbuster film, but his films sure does well at the tills, just the same. 
Now, Bossing Vic has another movie offering for all-ages. 

Bossing Vuc Sotto explains what makes his movie a must-see this MMFF 2017

Bossing Vic says it is his pleasure to offer another quality film for this year's Metro Manila Film Festival. For this year, they have prepared a film called "Meant To Beh." He says he is also proud to have award-winning actress, Ms. Dawn Zulueta, as his leading lady this time. Zulueta, after all has long been semi-retired from showbiz. But she says she could not say no to Bossing Vic. This is another treat for Zulueta's fans to see her on the big screen once again after long years of hiatus. 

The family movie, which Dawn describes as “heartwarming”, is said to be the first “serious” comedy by Bossing Vic Sotto. He is very proud of the Filipino values that are highlighted, aside from the production’s entertainment value that will be enjoyed by audiences young and old. “There are no grand special effects this year, unlike the Enteng Kabisote series that we have presented in the past holiday seasons. It is a simple, relatable story that takes a closer look at today’s Filipino families and the values that we cherish.”  

JC Santos is seriously creating a name in showbiz.

Joining the cast will be up and coming actor JC Santos, child actor Baste, heartthrob Daniel Matsunaga, Kapamilya actress Sue Ramirez and Kapuso stars Gabbi Garcia and Ruru Madrid along with sexy star, Andrea Torres. 

Meant To Beh moviegoers will be treated to this funny and poignant story about the Balatbat family, where they can pick up timely lessons about life and love along the way. Middle-aged couple Antonio (Vic) and Andrea Balatbat (Dawn) try their best to raise their three children, Christian (JC Santos), Alex (Gabbi Garcia), and Riley (Baby Baste). 

The Balatbats have a perfect family setup despite the fact that the couple was only forced by their parents to get married when they were younger. These and other issues arise through the years, creating challenges and hardships that threaten the harmony within the family and eventually lead to a point where the couple, realizing that they never really loved each other, decides to separate in order to find themselves.  

This decision breaks their children’s hearts and they devise way to get their parents back together again despite both finding new respective partners. It has become their mission to get their parents to fall in love.  

The film was megged by Chris Martinez for Octoarts Films, M-Zet Productions and APT Entertainment. Meant To Beh: Ika-Something na Utos will make its premiere in Philippine cinemas on December 25, 2017 as one of the eight official entries of the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival.

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