Kimmy Dora: Kambal sa Kiyeme
Theatrical movie poster
|Directed by||Joyce Bernal|
|Written by||Chris Martinez|
|Music by||Brian Cua|
|Editing by||Theressa De Leon|
|Running time||103 minutes|
|Budget||PHP 20 million|
|Box office||PHP 77.6 million (final)|
Kimmy Dora: Kambal sa Kiyeme (theatrically named as Kimmy Dora) is a 2009 Filipino comedy film directed by Joyce Bernal and written by Chris Martinez, starring Eugene Domingo. It is the first installment of the Kimmy Dora film series. The film is co-production of Spring Films and MJM Productions and was distributed nationwide in theaters last September 2, 2009 by Solar Films and Star Cinema.
It tells the story of twin sisters Kimmy and Dora, both played by Eugene Domingo.
The film also served as the launching movie for Domingo.
Kimmy and Dora (both Eugene Domingo) are identical twins with different personalities. Kimmy is the smart, dictatorial type while Dora is the slow, dumb-wit sister. Kimmy has always been jealous of her sister as Johnson (Dingdong Dantes), the man she really likes, only has eyes for Dora. All hell breaks loose when their father (Ariel Ureta) gets a heart attack and makes Dora the majority owner of their family conglomerate if in case he dies. Kimmy thinks this is unfair and gets the help of their lawyer Harry (Baron Geisler) to take care of business. A misunderstanding brings forth a plan to kill Dora but they kidnapped Kimmy instead. Now Kimmy must find a way to escape her captors while Dora must act as her tough sister and control their company in order to hide the truth from their sick father.
- Eugene Domingo as Kimmy Go Dong Hae / Dora Go Dong Hae
- Ariel Ureta as Luisito Go Dong Hae
- Moi Bien as Elena
- Miriam Quiambao as Gertrude
- Mura as Herbal Doctor
- Dingdong Dantes as Johnson
- Zanjoe Marudo as Barry
- Baron Geisler as Harris
- Phillip Nolasco as Manny
- Gabby Eigenmann as Kidnapper
- Archie Alemania as Kidnapper
- Zeppi Borromeo as Kidnapper
- Maria Alyssa Janela Calma as Young Kimmy Go Dong Hae
- Maria Alyssa Bianca Calma as Young Dora Go Dong Hae
- Tess Antonio as Employee / Taong Grasa
- John Feir as Manong Maning
Other cast in the films are found in the IMDB
Several Filipino celebrities have made cameo appearances in the movie.
The film officially premiered on September 2, 2009 in 90 theaters around the Philippines. It became the number one movie to premiere during that week, beating out four Hollywood films and one local film.
Reviews for the film have been largely positive, with Butch Francisco of the Philippine Star proclaiming it as one of the more intelligent local comedy films in a long time.
Much of the critical praise has particularly been given to the performance of lead actress Eugene Domingo. Czeriza Valencia of the Philippine Entertainment Portal notes that Domingo served as the funny factor in the film, since her skillful execution in playing the two roles made the situations hilarious. Lito Zulueta of the Philippine Daily Inquirer writes that Domingo's performance "runs the gamut of comic inventiveness" and "confirms her status as the country’s funniest comic ingénue".
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- Dimaculangan, Jocelyn (2009-08-14). "Eugene Domingo is still open to accepting supporting roles". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2010-09-13.
- "Kimmy Dora grabs number one movie of the week". Philippine Star. 2009-09-10. Retrieved 2010-09-13.
- Francisco, Butch (2009-09-05). "Hurray to Pinoy humor!". Philippine Star. Retrieved 2010-09-13.
- Zulueta, Lito (2009-09-02). "Eugene Domingo sinfully funny in ‘Kimmy Dora’". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2010-09-13.