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Easter Sunday Movie Review

photo from Universal Pictures

 

This week I had the pleasure to attend an early preview of Universal Picture’s latest comedy with Stand-up comedy sensation Jo Koy (Jo Koy: In His Elements, Jo Koy: Comin’ in Hot) in his first feature film, Easter Sunday . Supported by a fine cast of all-star comedic cast that includes Jimmy O. Yang (Silicon Valley series), Tia Carrere (True Lies, Wayne’s World films), Brandon Wardell (Curb Your Enthusiasm series), Tony nominee Eva Noblezada (Broadway’s Hadestown), Lydia Gaston (Broadway’s The King and I), Asif Ali (WandaVision), Rodney To (Parks and Recreation series), Eugene Cordero (The Good Place series), Jay Chandrasekhar (I Love You, Man), Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip) and Lou Diamond Phillips (Courage Under Fire).

 

photo from Nerd-tropolis.com

Over the last several years, Jo Koy has become one of the most popular comedians who has received an international following with his unique take on many nuances in the Filipino-American community that can be so hilarious. One thing that makes comedy work, is relatability. The truth, even when distorted shows us the humor in our everyday experiences. This is one thing that Jo Koy does so well in his stand-up and it has translated well into this movie as well.

As a Filipino-born and raised, I can totally relate hahaha! I miss the times when the whole clan gathered on holidays. My aunt used to ask me what course I was about to take, how life had been, whether I lose or gain weight etc! Oh I am not gonna go far, my mom is the star of this movie bwahaha( I love you, mom! ). She is my number one critic and fan. She always say, “oh baby, you gain weight”, “you look slim in that dress”, etc.

I am certain that this movie will be a hit with other Filipinos and I truly hope that everyone else will give the movie a chance because although many Filipinos will relate very well to the family dynamics and culture shock, non-Filipinos should enjoy some of the crazy situations this family encounters on this Easter Sunday.

Families from all cultures have those family issues that can bring so much humor into our lives. For immigrants and children of immigrants, the additional culture clash adds to the humor. The hubby and I have been together for almost a full decade now and he is most certainly an honorary Fil-Am and he enjoyed the movie as much as I did. We both agreed that this movie deserves a 7 out of 10 rating. If you are looking for a lighthearted family comedy, then this is the movie you need to see. I think the comedy and love that makes up Filipino families comes through in this movie and I think anyone with a heart will enjoy themselves.





Easter Sunday showing on August 5 Nationwide. Comment down below and let me know what you think about the movie. Are you looking forward to seeing the movie? I would love to know your feedback and if you enjoy my 1st movie review.

 

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