“The Mommy Returns” is a horror-comedy from Regal Films starring Ruffa Gutierrez, Gabby Concepcion, John Lapus and Pokwang.
Main Cast: Gabby Concepcion, Pokwang, Ruffa Gutierrez
Supporting Cast: Gloria Diaz, John Lapus, Kiray Celis, Jillian Ward
Director: Joel Lamangan
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Released By: Regal Films
MTRCB Rating: PG-13
Synopsis: A mother dies on the night of her 25th wedding anniversary.
From purgatory, she sees that another woman is set to replace her as
mother and wife. She returned to her house as a ghost and tries to
sabotage the relationship of his husband with his new wife to be.
The Positive: Pokwang and John Lapus are good comedians but the weak material leaves their antics less funny and less entertaining.
The Negative: “The Mommy Returns” will remind you of the Eva Longoria movie “Over My Dead Body” wherein the plot revolves around a female ghost trying to sabotage her boyfriend/husband’s current relationship with a new woman.
While the story is unoriginal, the jokes are not “kwela”, the cast,
meanwhile, is uneven. Gabby Concepcion looks awkward in doing comedy, as
well as Ruffa Gutierrez. The kids have no comedic timing either.
Hastily assembled and severely lacking in humor, “The Mommy Returns” is one of Joel Lamangan’s weakest outings ever.
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