GMA Films’ My Kontrabida Girl

GMA Films’ My Kontrabida Girl

Mar 06

While other’s settle down for stereotypical, pretty and nice protagonist to pull off a feel-good Filipino romantic comedy, GMA Films tries to be different by turning the world of cliched film characters upside down. Here comes a film female antagonist stealing the lead role’s spotlight in Jade Castro’s “My Kontrabida Girl“.

I honestly don’t know what to expect about My Kontrabida Girl. I hope that’s the good thing about this film. You don’t know what really to expect with its concept. It has great potential of becoming a praise-worthy film with a kick-ass villain on the lead role. But after reading the plot/synopsis plus watching the trailer I don’t know, my heart broke and I got mad for it felt like it’s not a well-thought-out movie.

The upcoming summer romance film “My Kontrabida Girl” centers on the life of an infamous soap opera villain and her quest of finding her evil self back.

Well that sounds good enough for me but scroll down and get spoiled by reading the official plot synopsis of My Kontrabida Girl.

The country’s leading soap opera villainess is so effective at her job that people can’t stand her in real life! Isabel Reyes (Rhian Ramos), famed actress and soap star, is reviled in the public. And this is largely due to her ability to make audiences believe that she is ruthless and mean.

But after an old man saves her life, Isabel finds herself unable to bring her role to life. In an attempt to save ratings, her network advises her to take a leave and find her mojo.

Through research and conversations with former kontrabidas, Isabel finds Bella Flores – the  meanest of them all. And what she learns is that for her to get her mean streak back, Isabel must find the person who has hurt her the most in her past. So she must go back to her childhood town and find a boy named Chris Bernal (Aljur Abrenica).

Chris is still living in the town Isabel left when she was a child. He is a struggling employee and gardener, who works for the resort that his aunt manages. Chris is a pushover, and a people-pleaser.  In his bid not to step into conflicts, he often finds himself trapped in difficult situations, including one that involves two women he does not love.

Even Joyce (Bea Binene), Chris’ younger sister, asks him to stand up for himself. But the only person he can try to control is her – wanting her to stay away from relationships until she graduates from college.  And this includes staying away from Poy (Jake Vargas), another resort employee.

So what happens when Isabel, in her need to regain her kontrabida spirit, comes barging back into his life? Will her need to hurt him as much as she remembers he hurt her backfire? Will her attempts to ruin him change when she realizes that she might still have feelings for him?

And will the Kontrabida Girl finally find her Leading Man?

I am no fortune-teller nor have I been informed of how the film is going to be like. But the questions raised on the plot/synopsis of the film seems to have already been answered by the clips on the “quite lengthy” trailer of “My Kontrabida Girl”. You don’t even have to watch the trailer because just reading all of those, you’ll feel like you know the story already. This is giving me a headache! I like Rhian and her character but I’ve lost interest on the movie.

GMA Films’ wrong move! Perhaps, I’ll only be looking forward to the bitchy villainy lines – if there’s any. Jade Castro, tell me what’s good about this movie?

Topbilled by Rhian Ramos and Aljur Abrenica the film also stars Bea Binene, Jake Vargas, Gwen Zamora, Bela Padilla, Enzo Pineda, Kevin Santos and Sef Cadayona. With the special participation of the country’s most hated kontrabida icons, Bella Flores, Celia Rodriguez, Odette Khan, Gladys Reyes and Lolit Solis!?

My Kontrabida Girl will be showing in theaters this March 14, 2012.

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