My Little Bossings (2013) is one of the top earners in the recent Metro Manila Film Festival. Sadly, not everyone is happy about the film.
‘My Little Bossings’ is a family-oriented, comedy film that revolves around Torky (Vic Sotto), a bookkeeper who works for the wealthy Baba (Kris Aquino), who is accused of scam. This dilemma puts her life in danger and is forced to entrust her son Justin (Bimby Aquino-Yap) to Torky. But when Torky takes Justin home, he finds out that his daughter Ice (Aiza Seguerra) also brought home a child to take care. Her name is Ching (Ryzza Mae Dizon), an orphan who loves to fight and play tricks.
The Film & the Negative Reviews
Honestly, I enjoyed watching the film and would recommend it to families and people who want to have a good time. But though many enjoyed it and is one of the top earners, the film received mixed to negative reviews.
One problem is the flow. There are many instances where you’ll ask, what exactly Baba is doing to clear her name. Why is there bad blood between them? And then, there’s this feeling that everything went fast-forward.
Some of the questions were answered towards the end. But since you felt that they were in a hurry to tell the story, you just sort of accepted how it was answered. There wasn’t any whoa and ah even nice one!
Second is the mini commercial. They did this before in one Enteng Kabisote film which was subtle compared here in ‘My Little Bossings’. They could have just placed the product there and get on with the story. But they delivered a few lines about the products.
The Real Mission
Many said that it’s all about the money and it’s still considered a business. Well, yeah. You need money to fund any film project and show business is actually a business. In an interview, Kris Aquino shared that they already recovered their capital in producing the movie.
However, is it really JUST about the money?
With or without the gaps and mini commercials, I can say I enjoyed the film. I laughed, I shed a tear and most importantly, I learned something valuable. The film may not be the best one. In fact, it’s only 3rd Best Picture in the 39th Metro Manila Film Festival.
But ‘My Little Bossings’ brought smiles on the faces of parents, young adults, the elderly, and kids especially to the special children who watched it. People can criticize the film but they can never erase the smiles it placed on its viewers.