Ang Babaeng Allergic Sa Wifi Review
My first movie for this year’s Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino, here’s my Ang Babaeng Allergic sa Wifi review.The film stars Sue Ramirez and Jameson Blake. The film is directed by Jun Robles Lana.
Normais an ordinary teenage girl, and like most girls her life (and love life) revolves around technology. One day she is diagnosed with Electromagnetic Hyper-Sensitivity – an unusual illness that makes her literally allergic to Wi-Fi, data signals, etc. So she is forced to move in with her grandmother in the province and learns to live a much simpler life that will impact her relationship with Leo – and her friendship with Leo’s brother, Aries.
Ang Babaeng Allergic sa Wifi Review Pros
– Sue Ramirez once again proves that she’s one of the Kapamilya network’s rising stars with her performance here. As the EHS-suffering Norma, we see her world go upside down, her life go down the drain and her love life with Leo hitting a snag. And through all that we see this really strong character facing up all the challenges and trying to be happy.
Jameson Blake was OK here. Still looks good, the camera likes him and he has chemistry with his co-star.
The story is fresh and definitely worth the inclusion for this year’s PPP 2018. Its something we havent seen locally and I wanna tip my hat to director Jun Robles Lana as well as the entire Cignal Entertainment Group, the Ideafirst Company and Octobertrain Films for hatching this rather interesting rom-com.
The breakout star here? Angellie Nicholle Sanoy who plays Aries’ bestfriend Macha. So many funny lines, lots of “kalog” moments and very natural in her acting.
There’s a surprise twist you’ll only get to see foreshadowing like 10 to 15 minutes before whatever the hell surprise twist it is (because no spoilers here). It made the film all the more heartwarming and relatable (whether its on a literal or figurative level).
The narrative gets dragging from time to time and while I know its a pacing thing for the writers, I feel like they could have been more creative. Chunking into this mix are the plot holes. Its not detrimental to the final output to the film per se, but you kinda want to have it make sense even towards the film’s third act.
Ang Babaeng Allergic sa WiFi Review – Verdict
I liked “Ang Babaeng” for a number of reasons. It’s got heart, it’s got a street-level relatability, its got a great soundtrack and its something that elevates not just the genre but also the future of local movies. I’mglad that I actually took the time to watch this.