Apat Dapat, Dapat Apat!
I am currently in Cebu City – cutting trips to Mindanao since I was unfortunate enough to get a plane ticket. I’ll be taking another sea trip this evening and hopefully, I’ll be ‘home’ tomorrow. I am in Netopia (where else? lol) right now here at SM City and I just had my lunch at KFC. As usual, I ordered the Chicken Strips Meal and an additional rice. Before it, I watched this movie by Wenn V. Deramas which stars Rufa Mae Quinto, Eugene Domingo, Candy Pangilinan, and Pokwang. It was already in my plan to watch this movie even when I was still in Iloilo. Today, when the cinema corridors were still empty, I browsed through the posters and read Apat Dapat, Dapat Apat!’s. It was then that I realized that Candy looked dead in the poster. Well, it turns out that she really was in the movie. The storyline goes like this:
As children, they were involved in an accident that made them promise each other to become the best of friends. They eventually grow up in the same place. Rufa Mae got a funeral service business; Eugene, a hunk boyfriend; Candy, a hot-headed family; and Pokwang, a husband and two children. Then one day they decided to go to Hong Kong to become domestic helpers. Candy was unluckily assigned to a cruel couple. She got killed. Her three bestfriends had no other choice, after being threatened, to bring her body home and hide her death until Candy’s family is ready to take it. But how will they device a plan that the family that ought to know the truth will not kill them if this little secret is revealed?
I actually thought that I would have all the laughs I could have because the main characters holds today’s funny names. But it turned out not. I really hated the scenes when Candy got maltreated. Argh, the character of the wife looked awful with her posture and talked Chinese (or I don’t know) in a way that really haunted me. It’s so sad that this thing happens to be true for some Filipinos out there. Tsk. I should’ve really watched Stardust instead (the synopsis got me very curious when I read it earlier). Nyeh. ‘Damage’ has been done, so be it.