My Little Bossings

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My Little Bossings
My Little Bossings.jpg
Theatrical movie poster
Directed by Marlon Rivera
Written by Bibeth Orteza[1]
Starring
Music by Jessie Lasaten
Cinematography Lee Meily
Edited by Vanessa De Leon
Chrisel Galeno-Desuasido
Production
company
Distributed by OctoArts Films
Release date
  • December 25, 2013 (2013-12-25)
Running time
106 minutes
Country Philippines
Language Filipino
Box office ₱375.9 million

My Little Bossings (also known as Torky and My Little Bossings) is a 2013 Filipino family-comedy film directed by Marlon Rivera, starring Vic Sotto, Kris Aquino, Ryzza Mae Dizon, and Bimby Yap. The film is an official entry for the 2013 Metro Manila Film Festival[2][3][4] which was released in theaters nationwide in December 25, 2013 by OctoArts Films, M-Zet Productions, APT Entertainment, and Kris Aquino Productions.[1][5][6][7][8][9]

The film also marks Bimby Yap Jr.'s first theatrical debut.[5]

In spite of negative reviews from critics owing to its extensive use of product placement, a sequel to the film was made, to which Sotto initially hinted in an interview,[10][11] and was released in Christmas 2014 as one of the official entries for the 40th Metro Manila Film Festival.[12]

The film broke box-office records in the Philippines upon its nationwide release in theaters, even holding the highest opening day record of P50.5 million. It previously held the title of being the highest-grossing Filipino film of all time until it was broken by Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy [13]

Plot[edit]

Torky (Vic Sotto) is a bookkeeper working for Baba (Kris Aquino) a millionaire cash management specialist. Because of some conflict in her business that puts her life in danger, Baba entrusts the safety of her son Justin (Bimby Yap) to Torky who takes him home to meet his daughter Ice (Aiza Seguerra) and Ching (Ryzza Mae Dizon) the street urchin that the latter took under her wing. Given that Justin is not particularly fond of Torky, how all four of them would get along under one roof becomes the focus of the story.

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Supporting cast[edit]

Special participation[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

My Little Bossings was released to negative reception from critics, despite opening at first place in the box office.[15]

Most of the criticism was directed at the film's plot, citing lack of production value, and its extensive and blatant use of product placement.[16] The most negative reviews came from Rappler and ClickTheCity.com, each giving the film one out of five stars. Joseph Garcia of BusinessWorld branded the film as “one long commercial”, joking that the film is something to watch “if you’re looking to complete your grocery list and need a hint on what to buy.”[17] Philbert Ortiz Dy of Click the City called the film “an insult”, criticizing the film's editing and also stating that it was “banking entirely on the presence of a couple of recognizable names.”[18] A similarly critical review[19] was made by Zig Marasigan of Rappler, also noting the intrusive use of product endorsements as “some of the most distasteful examples of local product placement while no effort is made to weave them into the narrative.” Television host Lourd de Veyra also stated his disappointment for the film in an open letter, saying that the film felt like it was “made in just three days”, and that “they never paid 220 pesos to watch the film for the actors to hawk instant pancit canton, bread, laundry detergent, cough syrup” and several other products endorsed by Kris Aquino and Vic Sotto.[16][20]

A more positive review by Myra Grace Calulo of Philippine Entertainment Portal, however, saying that the film is “a family flick that sprinkled with gags and a lot of heart”, although she also noted the lack of character development and the story being “too drawn out at times”.[21]

Sotto later addressed criticism of the film in a taped interview, stating “I’m open to all criticism, most especially if it's constructive. This is what we call democracy. I respect everyone's opinions. Just as how I respect the millions of viewers who were happy and amused at our film,” He later added, “What's important is it was a record-breaking festival,”[15]

Box office[edit]

The film grossed P50.5 million on opening day, setting the highest record ever attained by a Filipino movie of all time.[13]

The film has grossed some P350.9 million by January 4, 2014, setting the highest box office record gross ever attained by a Filipino movie of all time.[13]

Awards[edit]

Year Award-Giving Body Category Recipient Result
2013 Metro Manila Film Festival [22] Third Best Picture My Little Bossings Won
Best Supporting Actress Aiza Seguerra Won
Best Child Performer Ryzza Mae Dizon Won
Best Original Theme Song Jan K. Ilacad Won
2014 GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards[23] Most Popular Film Directors Marlon Rivera (with Wenn Deramas) Won
Phenomenal Stars Vic Sotto (with Vice Ganda) Won
Phenomenal Child Stars Ryzza Mae Dizon and James "Bimby" Aquino-Yap Won

Sequel[edit]

Sotto initially hinted at a possible My Little Bossings sequel in a 2014 interview.[10] While not much information has been released about the film at the tine, it was then later revealed that the sequel will be entitled My Bossing's Adventures and is a fantasy-adventure anthology film, with Sotto and Dizon reprising their roles. The film was released on December 25, 2014 as an official entry for the 2014 Metro Manila Film Festival.[11]

See also[edit]

  • Mac and Me, a 1988 family film which received similar negative reception for extensive product placement

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "'My Little Bossings' predicted to be MMFF 2013's runaway winner". Tribune.net.ph. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ Dimaculangan, Jocelyn. "39th Metro Manila Film Fest entries revealed". PEP.ph. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Cayabyab, Nes. "8 official entries sa 39th MMFF". Bombo Radyo Philippines. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "MMDA announces 8 official entries for MMFF 2013". Lionheart.TV. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Ryzza Mae, Bimby in 'Torky and My Little Bossing' trailer". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  6. ^ Umbao, Ed. "MMFF Entry Movie "My Little Bossings" Trailer Released". Philippine News.ph. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  7. ^ ""My Little Bossings" Movie Trailer Released". Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Torky at Little Bossing baka mag-No. 1". Philippine Star. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  9. ^ Bonoan, Reggee (15 June 2013). "KRIS: Sina BIMBY at VIC ang bida sa ‘TORKY AND MY LITTLE BOSSING’!". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  10. ^ a b Macahindog, Jecelyn (4 February 2014). "'My Little Bossings' sequel in the works?". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "‘My Little Bossings’ sequel in the works?". Tempo. Retrieved 28 April 2014.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  12. ^ Rula, Gorgy (30 October 2014). "Ryzza Mae Dizon gave ideas for MMFF entry". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  13. ^ a b c [1]
  14. ^ a b "Ryzza Mae to Bimby: Mag-Tagalog ka!". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  15. ^ a b Smith, Chuck. "Vic Sotto: ‘I’m open to all criticism’". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  16. ^ a b Franco, Bernie. "Blogger Lourd de Veyra posts message for Vic Sotto: "Puwede namang magpatawa pa rin habang nagtataas ng antas ng kalidad ng paggawa ng pelikula."". Philippine Entertainment Portal (in Tagalog). Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  17. ^ Garcia, Joseph. "One long commercial". BusinessWorld. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  18. ^ Dy, Philbert. "My Little Bossings Movie Review - Contempt for the Audience". ClickTheCity.com. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  19. ^ Marasigan, Zig (1 January 2014). "'My Little Bossings': The horrible business of show business". Rappler. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  20. ^ de Veyra, Lourd. "An Open Letter to Vic Sotto". SPOT.ph (in Tagalog). Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  21. ^ Calulo, Myra Grace. "My Little Bossings REVIEW: A Feel-Good Family Flick". Philippine Entertainment Portal. GMA New Media. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  22. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival:2013". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
  23. ^ "Complete List of Winners: 45th Guillermo Mendoza Box-Office Entertainment Awards 2014". The Summit Express. Retrieved 2014-05-019.

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