Kimmy Dora: Kambal sa Kiyeme

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Kimmy Dora
Kimmy Dora.jpg
Theatrical movie poster
Directed by Joyce Bernal
Produced by
Written by Chris Martinez
Starring Eugene Domingo
Music by Brian Cua
Cinematography Shayne Sarte
Edited by Theressa De Leon
Distributed by
Release date
  • September 2, 2009 (2009-09-02)
Running time
103 minutes
Country Philippines
  • Tagalog
  • English
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 a co-production of Spring Films and MJM Productions and was distributed to theaters nationwide on September 2, 2009 by Solar Films and Star Cinema.

The film tells the story of twin sisters Kimmy and Dora, both played by Eugene Domingo.

The film also served as the launching movie for Domingo.[1]


Sisters Kimmy and Dora Godonghae (Eugene Domingo) are identical twins with radically different personalities. The older Kimmy is the intelligent, domineering and Machiavellian type, while Dora is a sweet, kindhearted half-wit. 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 Korean father, Luisito Go Dong-hae (Ariel Ureta) suffers a heart attack and makes Dora the majority owner of their family conglomerate in case he dies. Kimmy thinks this to be unfair and gets the help of their family's lawyer, Harry (Baron Geisler), to take care of business. A misunderstanding brings forth a plan to kill Dora, but the hired hands kidnap 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.


Main Cast[edit]

Special Participation[edit]

  • Dingdong Dantes as Johnson
  • 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 and crew involved in the film are found on the film's IMDB profile.[2]


Several Filipino celebrities made cameo appearances in the movie.[3]


Box office[edit]

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.[4]

Critical reception[edit]

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.[5]

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.[1] 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".[6]


A sequel entitled Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kiyeme premiered in theaters nationwide on June 13, 2012. The film was shot in South Korea.[7]


In late 2013, it was confirmed that there would be a prequel to the first two movies of the Kimmy Dora series, to be entitled Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel. The film was an official entry to the 2013 Metro Manila Film Festival.[8][9]


  1. ^ a b Valencia, Czeriza (2009-08-31). "PEP REVIEW: Kimmy Dora will have viewers laughing non-stop". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2010-09-13. 
  2. ^ "Kimmy Dora full cast". 
  3. ^ Dimaculangan, Jocelyn (2009-08-14). "Eugene Domingo is still open to accepting supporting roles". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2010-09-13. 
  4. ^ "Kimmy Dora grabs number one movie of the week". Philippine Star. 2009-09-10. Retrieved 2010-09-13. 
  5. ^ Francisco, Butch (2009-09-05). "Hurray to Pinoy humor!". Philippine Star. Retrieved 2010-09-13. 
  6. ^ Zulueta, Lito (2009-09-02). "Eugene Domingo sinfully funny in 'Kimmy Dora'". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Archived from the original on 2013-02-21. Retrieved 2010-09-13. 
  7. ^
  8. ^ "Sam Milby topbills in Kimmy Dora Prequel". Retrieved October 14, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Piolo Pascual and Eugene Domingo topbills "Kimmy Dora 3"!". Retrieved October 14, 2013. 

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