Magnifico (film)

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Magnifico
Directed by Maryo J. De los Reyes
Written by Michiko Yamamoto (screenplay & story)
Starring Jiro Manio
Lorna Tolentino
Albert Martinez
Gloria Romero
Mark Gil
Celia Rodriguez
Amy Austria
Cherry Pie Picache
Tonton Gutierrez
Danilo Barrios
Country Philippines
Language Filipino/Tagalog/English

Magnifico is a 2003 FAMAS Award-winning drama film directed by Maryo J. De los Reyes, written by Michiko Yamamoto, and starring Jiro Manio, Lorna Tolentino, Albert Martinez, Gloria Romero

Plot[edit]

Set in an impoverished town, a couple begins to lose hope and courage when faced with life's adversities - a daughter who suffers from cerebral palsy, a son who loses his scholarship, and a young boy named Magnifico or Ikoy, who is not so good in school. But Ikoy has a good heart and a large spirit that allows him to give joy to hopeless people in their community and magically transforms their lives for the better. With Ikoy's grandmother is discovered to have stomach cancer which has reached uncontrollable stage.

Cast[edit]

  • Jiro Manio as Magnifico
  • Lorna Tolentino as Edna
  • Albert Martinez as Gerry
  • Gloria Romero as Lola Magda
  • Celia Rodriguez as Ka Doring
  • Mark Gil as Domeng
  • Tonton Gutierrez as Ka Romy
  • Amy Austria as Tessie
  • Cherry Pie Picache as Cristy
  • Danilo Barrios as Miong
  • Susan Africa as Pracing
  • Isabella De Leon as Helen
  • Dindin Llarena as Ria
  • Joseph Roble as Carlo
  • Girlie Sevilla as Isang
  • Jon Romano as Ria's Father (as John Romano)
  • Dido De La Paz as Foreman
  • Alison VII as Makoy (as Allyson VII Gonzales)
  • David Granado as Tessie's Husband
  • Scarlet as Teacher
  • Jojo Vinzon as Gay Friend
  • Dan De Guzman II as Teacher
  • Romy Guiwa as Friend
  • Big Boy Gomez as Friend (as Boy Gomez)
  • Arnold as Friend
  • Cheenee as Friend
  • Wendy Hunter as Friend
  • Brilla Graza as Friend
  • Rosel De Ramos as Pawnshop Teller

Reception[edit]

Magnifico received positive reviews from Critics it currently holds a 63% "fresh" rating from Rotten Tomatoes.[1]

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