‘Mary, Marry Me’ review: Fun-filled with love and rivalry

RC delos Reyes puts up the tandem of Gonzaga sisters in a feel-good family film this MMFF 2018 through Mary, Marry Me.

‘Mary, Marry Me’ is all about family and sisterhood. It tells the story of Mary Jane (Toni Gonzaga), and her younger sister Mary Anne (Alex) who is set to marry the former’s ex-boyfriend, Pete (Sam Milby). Despite the initial hesitation, Mary Jane’s commitment to make up to her sister has enabled her to set aside her uneasiness with her ex-boyfriend as she agrees to plan their wedding. With all set for the wedding, Mary Jane has to face everything in spite of her own hesitations, while facing her own issues with her sister.

Metro Manila Film Festival 2018 is finally here and ‘Mary, Marry, Me’ brings a lot of fun, love, and sisterly rivalry—bound to touch the hearts of families this Christmas. The film brings real-life sisters Toni and Alex Gonzaga in their first movie together. After being visible in guestings, endorsements and TV projects in the past, Toni and Alex are now seen on the big screen. The Gonzaga siblings made their long-time dream come true and give it away to people this Christmas. The product is shy of any disappointment since they really have the chemistry.

Alex Gonzaga, Sam Milby, and Toni Gonzaga in the romantic comedy film MARY, MARRY ME.

The overall feel of the movie is pleasing to the senses. Its engaging mix of humor and drama makes it easy to take while concentrating on the values of family. It is emotionally heartfelt through and through.

The cast makes the film extra special. There’s the reunion of the blockbuster Sam-Tin tandem after 10 years (‘My Big Love’). Without spoiling, Sam and Toni have brought ‘kilig’ again to their legions of fans throughout the film. (It was also during those lovely moments in the movie that the fans who attended the premiere night were cheering the most.) ‘Mary, Marry Me’ is brave enough to present a more mature loveteam, anchored by an ever-versatile Alex Gonzaga. With the support of reliable comedians like Bayani Agbayani, Moi Bien and Melai Cantiveros, laugh-out-loud banters are all around to supplement laughter to the audience.

‘Mary, Marry Me’ is a film to look out for at this year’s MMFF. It touches the heart of the Filipino family and it would make you fall in love with yours more.


5 out of 5 stars

Mary, Marry Me is produced by TINCANp under Ten17p. Directed by RC delos Reyes. Starring Toni Gonzaga, Alex Gonzaga and Sam Milby, with Bayani Agbayani, Moi Bien and Melai Cantiveros. Opens December 25 in PH cinemas.

Gonzaga sisters set fun, sisterhood, love in MMFF entry ‘Mary, Marry Me’

Metro Manila Film Festival 2018 is a few days away and TEN17P presents a TINCAN production that brings Toni and Alex Gonzaga together in their first movie together this Christmas. After only being seen together in guestings, endorsements and on TV projects in the past, Toni and Alex are debuting in the big screen with a project that redefines a film made from a family for the Filipino family.

 

Mary, Marry Me is the merriest movie wedding of the year and it tells of the story of Mary Jane (Toni) and her estranged younger sister Mary Anne (Alex) who is set to marry the former’s ex-boyfriend Pete (Sam Milby). Despite the initial hesitation, Mary Jane’s commitment to make up to her sister has enabled her to set aside her uneasiness with her ex-boyfriend as she agreed to plan their wedding. The film is set to focus on family and sisterhood. Director RC delos Reyes is excited to share this very sincere film that would make the audiences love the family more.

The Gonzaga Siblings are finally making their long time dream a reality with “Mary, Marry, Me.” Toni is returning into the big screen more than a year since her dark-romance film “Last Night” and in this film, according to the actress, we’ll see a different Toni among its other films. While Alex is coming from her successful independent film “Nakalimutan Ko Nang Kalimutan Ka” to trending vlogs and trending dance craze and now MMFF movie. Sharing the camera for the silver screen has both been easy and difficult for the Sissums. They fight and argue in simplest things but both can still see the best in each other. They were able to draw strength from each other and their own tight-knit relationship. Yet at the same time, they’ve also stepped on each other’s toes quite a few times on the set since they know each other too well.

Making the film extra special are the happenings that fans have been waiting for. There’s the reunion of the blockbuster Sam-Tin tandem after 10 years.Sam and Toni have brought ‘kilig’ to their legions of fans through the films “You Are the One” (2006), “You Got Me” (2007) and “My Big Love” (2008). This year it’ll be more exciting for they were joined by Toni’s sister, Alex and other reliable comedians like Bayani Agbayani, Moi Bien and Melai Cantiveros. It’s going to be exciting for the film’s goal is to make the audience love and value the family more.

Support this year’s entries of Metro Manila Film Festival but don’t forget to watch “Mary, Marry, Me” for it will bring a lot of fun and rivalry of sisterhood that would touch the hearts of families this Christmas.

Mary, Marry Me is produced by TINCANp under Ten17p. Directed by RC delos Reyes Starring Toni Gonzaga, Alex Gonzaga and Sam Milby with Bayani Agbayani, Moi Bien and Melai Cantiveros. Opens December 25 in PH cinemas.