Here Comes the Bride: Movie Review

It is a relief to see that the cast of "Here Comes the Bride" is not another one of the popular love teams. How many times do we need to see another cheesy, romantic movie before we puke our hearts out? "Here Comes the Bride" is a huge relief and a breath of fresh air from the usual local flavor of films. The movie’s gifted cast, which includes Eugene Domingo, Angelica Panganiban and Tuesday Vargas among a few may be enough for you to be excited about it. However, a powerful cast does not always guarantee a good movie - case in point: "Dobol Trobol" from Dolphy and Vic Sotto. Read on to find out our verdict.

It is the day of Stephanie’s (Angelica Panganiban) beach wedding and on her way to the resort, she gets into an accident with four other vehicles – all of which are on their way to her wedding too. The accident occurs on a magnetic hill right during a once-in-two-years solar eclipse. The force of the crash, the magnetic field of the hill and the solar eclipse phenomenon causes her and four other guests to switch souls. All hell breaks loose as her soul enters her godmother’s body (Eugene Domingo), the godmother’s soul entering the nanny’s body (Tuesday Vargas) and the nanny’s soul entering the body of the groom’s grandfather (Jaime Fabregas). The grandfather’s soul transfers to the stylist’s body (John Lapus) while the gay stylist enters into Stephanie’s body. Now they must figure out how to get back to their own bodies - that is if they even want to in the first place given their new roles in life.

"Here Comes the Bride" was hilarious and we found ourselves laughing so many times throughout the movie that we already lost count. We’ve seen a lot of soul-switching movies before and although the plot is nothing new, the cast was able to bring something fresh into the movie because of how they showcased their talents. The way they portrayed another person’s character was just brilliant. Although we expected Eugene Domingo to lead the cast, we were actually surprised that Angelica Panganiban and John Lapus were the ones who were able to shine the most.

The movie had a weak start however, the first fifteen minutes or so was quite dragging. Good thing it was able to do a spectacular pickup from that point on. You would notice a lot of editing and lighting inconsistencies in many parts of the movie but it was able to make up for it no doubt. Even with the five character switch, we were glad that they were able to set unique qualities and traits for each main character that it wasn’t even confusing. This movie is really awesome and we couldn’t help but wish for more films like this from our local cinema. It was not perfect because of some minor editing problems. If not for that, this could have scored a perfect score. Now go out and watch "Here Comes the Bride" because it is worth every minute of screen time.

Rating: 4.5 reels

Why you should watch it:
- very, very funny. We can bet that you won’t be able to count the number of times you’ll laugh out loud
- talented powerhouse cast was really brilliant

Why you shouldn’t watch it:
- very slow start might bore you

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  1. It was my first time to see a local film wherein the audience gave the movie a round of applause! Kudos to the cast, they were all great!

  2. Yeah, we really wished all local films would be made with a lot of creativeness and care like this one. It really shows what we our industry is capable of.

    Thanks for the comment Jean!

  3. Great analysis. The movie received positive reviews from viewers and critics. Philbert Ortiz Dy of ClickTheCity gave the film 4 stars out of 5 stating,"Here Comes the Bride is one of the best comedies I’ve seen all year." ReelAdvice rate the film 4.5/5 saying,"very, very funny. We can bet that you won’t be able to count the number of times you’ll laugh out loud".