Coco Martin and Toni Gonzaga’s Star Cinema movie, You’re My Boss, gains positive reviews from movie-goers and netizens. Here are some of the reviews:

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1. MOVIE REVIEW: Star Cinema’s “You’re My Boss” starring Coco Martin and Toni Gonzaga (http://www.lionheartv.net/2015/04/youre-my-boss-movie-review/)

Star Cinema’s “You’re My Boss” is one solid romcom which features characters that are tailor-made for its two leads Coco Martin and Toni Gonzaga.

This has the script, screenplay, and direction of Antoinette Jadaone who also did the very memorable indie romcom “That Thing Called Tadhana.” She’s really masterful in this genre. She made this local release funny when it’s supposed to and sincere when it’s most needed.

This is not exactly a hugot film and that’s perfectly fine. This flick still manages to do what it’s supposed to. With a memorable cameo from an actor playing the character named Gino, a charming performance from the one who played that Japanese client the lead characters were trying to impress, breathtaking imagery of Batanes, and that crazy elevator sequence shown when the end credits started rolling, “You’re My Boss” is a charmer with so much to offer.

It is a 9/10 for me. (Riggy Aballe)

2. You’re My Boss: Movie Review (https://cineramaetcetera.wordpress.com/tag/youre-my-boss-movie-review/)

Fresh from the success of her sleeper hit indie flick, That Thing called Tadhana, screenwriter/director Antoinette Jadaone returns to the big screen, this time to helm a romantic comedy for mainstream studio Star Cinema, starring two of the most bankable stars on both television and cinema — Coco Martin and Toni Gonzaga.

Georgina (Toni Gonzaga)  is the assistant vice president for Marketing of an airline company. She is driven, ambitious and is known for her bitchiness by her friends and co-workers. Reeling from a scandal borne from a broken heart, she is given the opportunity to rebuild her reputation when she is tasked by her boss (Freddie Webb) to take charge of a major partnership with a Japanese firm while he is on a two-month leave. Along with the responsibilities, her boss leaves her in charge of Pong (Coco Martin), his good natured assistant of many years. When the partnership is threatened by an unforseen circumstance, Georgina initiates a ruse to save the deal wherein Pong has to play the role of boss, and she assumes the role of assistant.

When the trailer for this movie was released, I knew I was definitely going to watch it. It’s story was not original and reeked of a Hollywood ripoff, but then again, I decided to see it for three reasons. a) It had two talented actors in the lead roles, b) It had Antoinette Jadaone directing and I was curious to see how she would fare post Tadhana and c) It seemed like a legitimate feel good romcom and I am not one to shy away from such a movie.

I don’t regret my decision. You’re My Boss, despite the corny title (seriously, they should have thought about something else) delivered on its every promise. First off, the cast was great. There was little else to do for the supporting cast but everyone gave the movie their all, in whatever capacity they could.

Kudos to the actors who played the Japanese dudes. They were hilarious especially in the basketball scene, which was my favorite scene in the movie — the extras who played the tambays not only looked the part, they played their roles really well. Toni and Coco were awesome as the main characters, but that’s nothing to be surprised about. What’s surprising was the seeming role reversal of the two. While Coco is better known for being a dramatic actor, and Toni the comedienne, Coco totally shone in the movie, bringing every scene to life with his charm and his killer smile. He had great comedic timing and his enthusiasm in embracing his role balanced out the rather severe personality that Toni was portraying in the beginning. Toni was tasked to do more of the dramatic scenes for the movie but because it wasn’t a hard core drama, no real heavy lifting was needed. This worked for the movie because the scenes just felt like they belonged in the movie. They didn’t feel forced but rather helped with the character development.

I also loved the fact that Coco, despite being known for not being as proficient in English in real life, was game enough to use this to the film’s advantage. The scene where he was being coached by Toni on how to act, dress and speak like a boss were so goofy I didn’t hear half of what was being said because people were laughing so hard at the scenes. Another favorite of mine was the texting scene. Totally LOL. You just have to see it for yourself to appreciate its genius.

The film had a lot of sponsors,I mean A LOT, but surprisingly, filmmakers were able to incorporate the ad placements into the scenes with subtlety and taste that it didn’t turn off audiences from the plug, or ruin the effect of the scenes. I liked also that it was able to advocate local tourism, and integrate the value of honesty into a very light movie to make it more substantial at the end of the day.

Simply put, it tells audiences that love works in mysterious ways and that it doesn’t matter what standards you set for the person that you want to love. What’s important is if you are willing to set those standards aside if the one who will love you is right in front of you.

All in all, You’re My Boss was an entertaining watch. It was very character driven but still had the presence of mind to incorporate some lessons about love and relationships (and even family) along the way. It was funny, thought provoking, and also surprisingly, effective in an emotional level. And for the price of the movie ticket, I could very well say that it was worth every penny.

Coco Martin Toni Gonzaga Direk Tonet Jadaone

3. You’re My Boss Movie Review (http://www.wazzup.ph/2015/04/youre-my-boss-movie-review/)

After the solemnity of Good Friday, I definitely want to be entertained. With the April 4 openings of lots of movies including Fast and Furious 7 and Sponge Bob, its definitely a great day to head to the cinemas and chill at the mall to escape the summer heat.

One of my picks was You’re My Boss starring Toni Gonzaga and Coco Martin. I wanted a movie to make me laugh and lift my spirit after the solemnity of Good Friday. I saw the movie at SM Cinemas at SM North 12:30 p.m. screening and was not disappointed and came out of the movie entertained and in good spirit!

Toni Gonzaga plays the role of Georgina, ambitious and tough airline executive manager who needs a second chance to prove that she has what it takes to be at the top of the corporate ladder.

Coco Martin who plays the role of Pong the assistant of the big boss but was assigned to Georgina during his boss leave of absence.

In a turn of events where Georgina was forced lie and make Pong the boss due her desperation to close the dealings with  Japanese investors who wouldn’t pursue the negotiation because they did not want to deal with Georgina who was mistakenly thought of as an assistant (or due to sexual discrimination/cultural factors). This lead to the reversal of roles of the boss and the assistant between Georgina and Pong. That lead to the comedic situational comedy and their pretense to convince the investors at all cost to close the partnership made the situation more funnier.

Antoinette Jadaone (“That Thing Called Tadhana”) directed the movie.

The movie was graded B by the Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB)  and rated Parental Guidance (PG)  by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB).

Review

The casting of Toni as the classy strong headed boss and Coco Martin as the “jologs” assistant was the first strong point of the movie. Toni’s supladita classy “bitchy” portrayal of her character was so believable. I just love her “tarayness”. Coco was very classic as a cute “mabait” “magalang” ordinary guy.Both Toni and Coco nailed their roles.

Second was the chemistry of the characters. Toni and Coco blended well in both the original and reverse roles of boss and assistant.  It was not the common case of the rich girl poor girl tandem.

Third is the concept. Although it sounds so familiar the boss assistant love affair, there was something different with You’re My Boss. The pretending part and the comedy of the reverse role plus the developing love angle made it differently familiar. By the way, the movie was based on a concept by Toni Gonzaga as per the credits.

Situational comedy executed very well. I love the basketball scene, that got me almost pissed my pants.

The shooting location of Batanes was another icing on the cake. The picturesque backdrop of the rugged rural landscape added an additional topping to enjoy the movie.  The romantic backdrop of sea and mountain made it easier to fall in love. The location played a very crucial factor in the story of the movie as well.

With the theme of honesty, back to basics, and on what matters in life, makes you also ponder in life and that with the love story make the viewer feel good in the end after the movie.

You’re My Boss pressed a lot of buttons: funny, entertaining, scenic, emotional, reminding of the basics. It’s a romantic comedy with a feel good touch to it.

I definitely give it a 4 stars rating.  It is worth your movie money.  I highly recommended as a date movie, family movie, barkada movie or just you alone watching to laugh, ponder on life and feel good.

Two Thumbs Up! Definitely another blockbuster in the making for Toni Gonzaga. She is definitely a rom-com blockbuster queen.

4. ClickTheCity review ‘You’re My Boss’ is a ‘breath of fresh air’ (http://starcinema.abs-cbn.com/movies/youre-my-boss/latest-news/clickthecity-review-youre-my-boss-is-a-breath-of-fresh-air) 

The Star Cinema summer romantic-comedy “You’re My Boss” proves to be not only a commercial success – opening at P25 million last April 4 – but a critical one as well.

Philbert Dy of ClickTheCity.com gave the Coco Martin-Toni Gonzaga starrer 3.5 stars in his review, “‘You’re My Boss’ is the local romcom formula done mostly right.”

He says that though “You’re My Boss” is “very much a mainstream local romantic comedy” – with a “really silly premise” – “it ends up working anyway, thanks to its devotion to simplicity.”

“You’re My Boss” focuses on building the romance and the almost exclusive interaction between two characters – Pong (Coco Martin) and Georgina (Toni Gonzaga), he adds, and this gives the film “time to develop something meaningful.”

He elaborates, “The film triumphs off of the simple pleasures of seeing two people get to know each other. It steadily builds the case for their union, each scene designed to show the audience how the relationships makes both characters better somehow.”

This approach then takes Star Cinema “back to basics” and makes the film “a breath of fresh air.”

“The film is so charming for so long,” Philbert notes. “It’s bright and it’s funny, and it gets a lot out of its two stars.”

As for its lead stars, Philbert says Coco “is far more watchable in comedies. There isn’t a whole lot to the role, but he carries it with charm.

“And Toni Gonzaga really owns the more caustic side of her character. The major declarations are a little awkward, but Gonzaga mostly gets through it,” he says of the Ultimate Multimedia Star.

The film, directed by Antoinette Jadaone (“That Thing Called Tadhana”), is a role reversal romantic-comedy about a boss (Toni) and assistant (Coco) who will be compelled to pretend in order to land a deal with Japanese investors. Will their pretense lead to success? Or will they discover something lovable about something real through each other?

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