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      American Adobo

      R Released Jan 25, 2002 1h 44m Comedy Drama List
      33% Tomatometer 24 Reviews 38% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings The everyday struggles of people trying to bridge two cultures, as well as their attempt to find happiness in their new homeland. Tere (Cherrie Pie Picache), mid-forties and single, hosts a dinner for a friend visiting from Manila, Lorna. Invited are their New York City-based friends and former college classmates -- Mike (Christopher De Leon), a newspaper editor in his forties, Gerry (Ricky Davao), an advertising copywriter and closeted gay, and Marissa (Dina Bonnevie). Read More Read Less
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      The characters and situations seem borrowed from overwrought sitcoms.

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      Mario Tarradell Dallas Morning News American Adobo is entertaining and it's filled with fine performances from the ensemble cast. Rated: B- May 3, 2002 Full Review Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post The script by Vincent R. Nebrida ... tries to cram too many ingredients into one small pot. Rated: 2.5/5 Apr 12, 2002 Full Review Moira MacDonald Seattle Times Mushes the college-friends genre (The Big Chill) together with the contrivances and overwrought emotion of soap operas. Rated: 1.5/4 Mar 22, 2002 Full Review Lonny Pugh Out Magazine Adobo is spiced up by a welcoming, authentic bicultural flavor. May 25, 2022 Full Review Jean Lowerison San Diego Metropolitan A sophomoric exploration of 'life problems' most people solved long ago -- or at least got tired of hearing people kvetch about. Oct 21, 2002 Full Review Paul Malcolm L.A. Weekly Guillen rarely gets beneath the surface of things. She lists ingredients, but never mixes and stirs. Oct 3, 2002 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member predictable filipino movie cheese, but there were some good silly moments only filipinos themselves would get. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member forgettable. funny, touching... but too cliche. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review bill t American Adobo takes an old, but effective premise, A movie with a food theme! and flavors it with a Philipino point of view. 5 immigrant friends get together quite frequently for Adobo, a type of Philipino meat dish and talk about what's been happening in their lives. The characters themselves, unfortunately are so stock. There's the philandering one, the political one, the ugky duckling one, the heartbroken one, and yes, the gay dude, complete with a boyfriend in the hospotal. Nothing unpredictable really happens, but I did like the premise, and made me hungry for Adobo, whatever that is. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member I watched about 1/2 an hour of this rubbishy waste of time. Phillipino rubbish made in America - give it a big miss... Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member For a Filipino movie, I rather liked it. I admit, there were many moments when it fell into stale cliches, and the guy playing Raul is a pretty bad actor, but overall I enjoyed it and think it can give outsiders a small taste of Fil-Am culture. Now I need to go eat some adobo. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member very very erotic! lolx ausam man!! just cheked it out!! :) Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis The everyday struggles of people trying to bridge two cultures, as well as their attempt to find happiness in their new homeland. Tere (Cherrie Pie Picache), mid-forties and single, hosts a dinner for a friend visiting from Manila, Lorna. Invited are their New York City-based friends and former college classmates -- Mike (Christopher De Leon), a newspaper editor in his forties, Gerry (Ricky Davao), an advertising copywriter and closeted gay, and Marissa (Dina Bonnevie).
      Director
      Laurice Guillen
      Producer
      Charo Santos-Concio, Kevin J. Foxe
      Screenwriter
      Vincent R. Nebrida
      Distributor
      Miramax Films
      Production Co
      Miramax
      Rating
      R (Language|Sexuality)
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jan 25, 2002, Original
      Release Date (DVD)
      May 27, 2003
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $342.9K
      Runtime
      1h 44m