ABNKKBSNPLAko?!: Movie Review - Reel Advice Movie Reviews

Thursday, April 9, 2020

ABNKKBSNPLAko?!: Movie Review

Fun, simple, and nostalgic. The big screen adaptation of Bob Ong's "ABNKKBSNPLAko?!" will make you laugh, cheer, and reminisce and connect with your childhood to young adulthood to actual adulthood.
Bob (Jericho Rosales) is currently teaching at his former high school when he finds out that his batch will have its high school reunion in two weeks. As he tries to decide if it is a worthwhile cause considering he isn't proud of the choices he has made, he looks back at his childhood - especially as a student through elementary, high school, and college - through the good times and the bad times to guide him.
While we haven't read the well-received book of the same name, "ABNKKBSNPLAko?!" the movie was a great experience overall. The film was paced lovingly as we brush through the life of Bob through various phases in his life seamlessly even if we had to go back and forth between each one numerous times. The narration done by Jericho Rosales on the background was actually outstanding as he puts so much more life and complexity into his character through words alone. While the film suffers from predictable tropes and some issues with its narrative development, the end result is still quite acceptable and minor considering that the actual material focuses more on Bob's journey with himself and his closest friends rather than his love interest alone. The film also showcased a lot of nostalgic fluff during grade school, high school and even college and it was fun to actually reminisce. Overall, "ABNKKBSNPLAko?!" is simple but entertaining especially with its flashy visuals and undeniable natural comedy in tow. It might lack more drama but it doesn't really needed much from that aspect for it to be effective.
Rating: 4 reels






Why you should watch it:
- the nostalgia alone will.make this a fun film to watch

Why you shouldn't watch it:
- still falls into some predictable tropes

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