We saw the new Vhong Navarro movie Suhpapapalicious, directed by Gilbert Perez.
1. It could’ve been a really crazy comedy, instead it’s just desperate. You have to give the production credit for shamelessness. Lately Star Cinema has been employing the kitchen sink approach: Let’s throw everything in and hope for the best!
2. The first thing I noticed was how much lighter Vhong Navarro’s skin tone is. Of course they threw in a glutathione reference. My friend noted that Vhong Navarro’s hairstyle gets worse with each movie.
3. Speaking of hair, Javier Bardem’s hair in Love In The Time Of Cholera is even worse than in No Country For Old Men. I’m pretty sure this is the only time you’ll ever encounter the concepts ‘Bardem’, ‘Garcia Marquez novel’, ‘Coen Brothers movie’ and Suhpapapalicious in the same article.
4. I found myself laughing at several scenes, not necessarily because they were funny, but because I was impressed at how low they would go. Now that’s commitment.
5. Mura is hysterically funny as a dipsomaniac. Name some other movies (besides David Lynch’s) that feature an alcoholic midget. Truly the Philippines rules the world in the field of midget cinema. I know some European critics who still wax lyrical over the late Weng Weng. When Mura made his showbiz debut, he had to pretend to be a girlâ€”making him a midget transvestite actor. Bravo.