#Jowable: Movie Review

"#Jowable" will make you laugh and it will make you cry but there's this undeniable and sinking feeling that it could have been so much more. It's a disjointed experience without a clear voice to anchor on.
Elsa (Kim Molina) has only dreamed of one thing in her life - to have a boyfriend. But it seems that having a relationship has been elusive ever since she was in grade school. While all of her friends are getting into serious relationships or getting married, Elsa has been single all her life even though she thinks she is "jowable" (great girlfriend material). Can Elsa finally find the man of her dreams soon?
If you consider "#Jowable" as a standalone comedy film, then there's completely nothing wrong with it. The film will make you laugh - and laugh hard at that. It's comedic quality, script, and actors felt perfect in bringing out countless screeching moments of glee throughout its 100 minute run time. But "#Jowable" isn't a comedy film only at its core. It is a film with ambition to be so much more than its laughs. It tries hard to reign in a deep message about relationships, teachers, and the definition of a soul mate in its climactic moments but most if not all of it fall flat as the film failed to present a cohesive story for audiences to follow. If we could be more direct, the problem with "#Jowable" was it felt that it focused too much of on making sure it delivers perfect one-liners instead of building up a solid narrative. The film experience was akin to seeing several slightly connected comedic skits from scene to scene. Even with its shortcomings, "#Jowable" is still enjoyable as heck. Kim Molina brings an outstanding performance as the desperate Elsa while Kakai Bautista (as her mother) led the way for the great performances from most of the supporting cast.
Rating: 3 reels

Why you should watch it:
- if you want to laugh hard, then this is the film for you

Why you shouldn't watch it:
- the film is not cohesive at all

"#Jowable" is available to stream on Netflix.
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