REEL DEAL: The Mommy Returns REVIEW

This Mother's Day its time to treat mom to a mommy film. As many local movies focus more on romantic love, it time to again celebrate motherhood, and Regal Films brings the mommy movie of the year with THE MOMMY RETURNS

The Mommy Returns is a family comedy-horror movie about a mother, Ruby (POKWANG) who dies right on the day of her 25th wedding anniversary with gorgeous husband, William (GABBY CONCEPCION). With her untimely death, she is temporarily trapped in PURGA (short for Purgatory) with its guardian, Dyoga (JOHN LAPUS, ang diyosa ng purga) and the pesky Manny, the chicken pet of San Pedro.

Enter CATHERINE (RUFFA GUTTIEREZ) - a younger, fresher, and much, much prettier woman who comes into the life of William. When she threatens to take Ruby's place as mother to her three beloved children (KIRAY, GERALD PESIGAN and JILLIAN WARD), hell (er, purgatory) breaks loose as Ruby escapes back to earth as a ghost to scare and drive Catherine out of the family she left behind!

What follows is a riot of scary antics and tactics that will prove that "hell hath no fury like a dead woman," especially if she is a mother who can't leave her children behind!

This year's Regal Films' laugh-til-you-cry Mother's Day offering is directed by JOEL LAMANGAN from a screenplay by Senedy H. Que. Now showing in theare nationwide.

Deliberation time kids! 

Show summary in 3 lines: Worth the wait!

Technical Effects: 3 out of 5 stars (Effects are good, simple which gives gives the movie a great fun family feel)

Plot: 3 out of 5 stars (Predictable but with minor twists that makes it interesting)
Acting and Actors: 3 out of 5 stars  (Pokwang and Gerald Pesigan are standout in comedy!) 

DVD worthiness: 3 out of 5 stars (comes with the keys of Purgatory)
Music and Soundtracks:  2 out for 5 stars (no OST here, but classic pinoy comedic music which I think should change since the turn of the decade)
Sequel Worthiness: Nay (and its not a sequel to My Monster Mon in which Ruffa also starred in)
Overall: Rating 3 out of 5 stars (Fun Heartwarming Movie for Mother's Day)

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