American Adobo

American Adobo

Director: Laurice Guillen

Cast: Christopher De Leon, Dina Bonnevie, Ricky Davao

     
 
Five Filipino-American friends living in New York City deal with love, sex, friendship, careers, and cultural identity in this romantic comedy-drama directed by veteran Philippine actress Laurice Guillen. Tere Sanchez (Cherry Pie Picache) is an accountant who is in her early forties, single, and not especially happy about it. Tere is an excellent cook, and often

Overview

Five Filipino-American friends living in New York City deal with love, sex, friendship, careers, and cultural identity in this romantic comedy-drama directed by veteran Philippine actress Laurice Guillen. Tere Sanchez (Cherry Pie Picache) is an accountant who is in her early forties, single, and not especially happy about it. Tere is an excellent cook, and often throws dinner parties for her friends, and the arrival of her old friend Lorna (Sol Oca) from Manila is all the reason she needs to invite her friends over for a feast. Mike (Christopher De Leon) is a former political journalist who is now enjoying the fruits of a lucrative career as a newspaper editor, but he wonders if he left his principles behind along the way; he's also feeling unfulfilled in his marriage to Gigi (Susan Valdez-LeGoff). Gerry (Ricky Davao) is a advertising copywriter who is afraid to tell his friends and family that he's gay, though circumstances may well drive him out of the closet. Raul (Paolo Montalban) is a good-looking ladies' man who prefers to date Caucasians, and lacks a certain amount of emotional maturity. And Marissa (Dina Bonnevie) is on the surface a well-to-do social butterfly; however, deep inside she's woefully insecure, and is afraid to confront her boyfriend Sam (Randy Becker) about his constant infidelity. Meanwhile, Lorna confesses that while she's married to a wealthy man in Manila, she's terribly unhappy, and is considering staying in America as an illegal alien. American Adobo was the first American-Philippine co-production to open in three major American cities at once (New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco); incidentally, adobo is a spicy chicken or pork dish popular in the Philippines.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/27/2003
UPC:
0687797103291
Original Release:
2002
Rating:
R
Source:
Alchemy / Millennium
Time:
1:42:00

Special Features

Scene selections; Spanish subtitles; Writer/producer commentary; Previews

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Christopher De Leon Mike
Dina Bonnevie Marissa
Ricky Davao Gerry
Cherry Pie Picache Tere Sanchez
Paolo Montalban Raul
Randy Becker Sam
Gloria Romero Gerry's Mom
Keesha Sharp Debbie
Sandy Andolong Emma
Wayne Maugans Chris
Susan Valdez-LeGoff Gigi
Lorli Villanueva Lydia
Jojo Gonzalez Frank
Sol Oca Lorna
James Burns Fireman

Technical Credits
Laurice Guillen Director
Nonong Buencamino Score Composer,Musical Arrangement
Brian W. Cook Co-producer
Benny De Leon Associate Producer
Lynn Falconer Costumes/Costume Designer
Thomas Fatone Asst. Director
Dan Ferat Sound/Sound Designer
Kevin J. Foxe Executive Producer
Tony I. Gloria Producer
Steve Max Grenyo Producer
Keith R. Gunthorpe Casting
Domingo Hornilla Associate Producer
Efren Jarlego Editor
Lee Meily Cinematographer
Vincent R. Nebrida Producer,Screenwriter
Gil J. Quito Associate Producer
Charo Santos-Concio Executive Producer
Charo Santos-Concio Executive Producer
Cindy Sison Associate Producer
Anna Valencia Art Director
Fiel Zabat Production Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits [8:25]
2. Dinner Surprise [8:52]
3. Odd Smell [10:55]
4. Being Single [10:42]
5. Wrong Photos [9:58]
6. Payback [6:49]
7. Good and Bad News [5:12]
8. Cheers! [9:51]
9. Everything Becomes Easy [12:48]
10. Hospital Visit [6:58]
11. Heart Management [10:07]
12. Ending Credits [2:59]

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