Masikip sa Dibdib

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Masikip sa Dibdib
Cover shows a yellow-green background. In the foreground are the film's characters. The film's name is at the upper-right side.
DVD release cover
Directed by Joyce E. Bernal
Produced by Vic del Rosario, Jr.
Rufa Mae Quinto
Starring Rufa Mae Quinto
Antonio Aquitania
Gina Pareno
John Lapus
Sunshine Dizon
Music by Chuckie Dreyfus
Distributed by Viva Films
Media Asia Films
Release dates
  • April 14, 2004 (2004-04-14) (Philippines)
Language Tagalog, Filipino

Masikip sa Dibdib (English: Tight to the Chest, also known as Boobita Rose... Masikip sa Dibdib) is a 2004 Filipino comedy film, directed by well-known romance/comedy director Joyce E. Bernal.[1] The film was released to Philippine theaters on April 14, 2004. It stars Rufa Mae Quinto as Boobita Rose, a kind loving lady, who faced the struggles in her life which included problems with her family.[1][2] Quinto produced the film together with Viva Films.[3] The film was released on video under the title Masikip sa Dibdib: Ang Tunay na Buhay ni Boobita Rose.


With the weight of an alcoholic née suicidal sister Brigitte (Sunshine Dizon), a womanizing addict for a brother Bogs (John Lapus), a hypochondriac for a mother Lupe (Gina Pareno), and a socially challenged lovelife Mark (Rudy Hatfield) hanging on her shoulders, Boobita Rose (Rufa Mae Quinto) breaks down by breaking into a song. However, she proves to be a tough cookie to crumble and gamely deals with her tribulations through a roller coaster ride of laugh and tears. Regine Velasquez, Ogie Alcasid, Lani Misalucha, and other big-name stars grace the musical interludes and provide added comic relief.[4]


  • Rufa Mae Quinto as Boobita Rose: A hardworking, physically gifted girl and breadwinner of a dysfunctional unappreciative family.[5]
  • Antonio Aquitania as Randy
  • Gina Pareno as Lupe: Boobita's mother who is a hypochondriac and self-pitying mess. Pareno is known for easily switching from drama to comedy when the situation calls for it.[5]
  • John Lapus as Bogs: Boobita's drug-addicted womanizer brother who gets girls pregnant. He has love scenes with no less than three Viva Hot Babes, namely Andrea del Rosario, Ella V. and Gwen Garci. Lapuz is a confirmed gay, but he said he got “turned on” with Ella V.[5]
  • Sunshine Dizon as Brigitte: Boobita's alcoholic sister, a role Dizon said she never thought she’d play. She stated, "[The role is] So opposite of the real me that’s why it’s very challenging.”[5]
  • Phytos Kyriacou as Boogie
  • Tita Swarding as Lolo Benito: the family’s drunkard grandfather, a ‘straight’ role, contrary to Swarding's real gay self.[5]
  • Rudy Hatfield as Mark
  • Jannica Pareno as Mark's wife
  • Kier Legaspi as Lupe's boyfriend
  • Bernard Bonnin as Bogart: Lupe's husband who comes back to her only when he runs out of money. Otherwise, he’s with different women. Bonnin expressed “First time I’m doing this kind of comedy. I like it.”[5]
  • Charlie Davao as Senator
  • Chinggoy Alonso as Boss
  • Raquel Montessa as Boss' wife
  • Ralion Alonso as Boss' son
  • Earl Ignacio as Teacher
  • Lui Manansala as Principal


Cameo appearances[edit]


Songs were released by VIVA Records.[6]

  1. "Masikip sa Dibdib" by Rufa Mae Quinto
  2. "Perfecto" by Rufa Mae Quinto
  3. "Bitin na Bitin" by Rufa Mae Quinto


  1. ^ a b "Joyce Bernal,Takilya Direk". The Philippine Star. April 11, 2004. Retrieved 2011-04-18. 
  2. ^ Maridol Rañoa-Bismark (March 26, 2004). "What they did for love". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 2011-04-18. 
  3. ^ "‘Masikip sa Dibdib,’ a big box-office success". Manila Bulletin. April 24, 2004. Retrieved 2011-04-18. 
  4. ^ "Masikip Sa Dibdib: Ang Tunay Na Buhay Ni Boobita Rose - Philippines Tagalog DVD". Retrieved 2011-04-18. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f "‘Masikip sa Dibdib:’ ‘Un-typecasting’ that works". Manila Bulletin. April 11, 2004. Retrieved 2011-04-18. 
  6. ^ "Masikip sa Dibdib OST". Napster. Retrieved 2011-04-18. 

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