Watch: Easter Sunday 2022 123movies, Full Movie Online – Set around a family gathering to celebrate Easter Sunday, the comedy is based on Jo Koy’s life experiences and stand-up comedy..
Plot: A man returns home for an Easter celebration with his riotous, bickering, eating, drinking, laughing, loving family, in this love letter to the Filipino-American community.
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|5.3/10 Votes: 1,809|
|44% | RottenTomatoes|
|41/100 | MetaCritic|
|N/A Votes: 25 Popularity: 16.98 | TMDB|
Boring, unfunny, shallow…
So I am not filipino, but my wife is from the Philippines. So when she seen the trailer for this movie we decided we would rent it when it came out to stream/rent. What a mistake. The only partially funny stuff is in the trailer. The rest of the movie is beyond boring and all over the place.
Most of the jokes feel forced and make you cringe. The humor is pretty shallow and really seems to make fun of filipino culture and paint it in a bad light rather then show how great filipino culture can be.
Everyone in the movie (even non-filipinos) seem to act like nasty idiots to everyone. It felt like the lead actor (who I read is a comedian) basically took his jokes and tried to make them into a movie. It just doesn’t work. This feels more like something you may see on TV instead. I can see why ticket sales were low.
While they movie had one amazing cameo, even this persons cameo felt forced and boring. I regret renting the movie for free. Couldn’t pay me to watch it again. To note it was so slow we stopped watching after 45 minutes. Again, if my filipino wife finds it boring… you know its bad.
I did check out the actors comedy online and I’d say his comedy is at least funny, where as this movie is not. Not to mention the movie has endless swearing in it. This whole movie is just an insult to filipino culture and makes everyone look shallow and nuts.
From the perspective of a Filipino immigrant
I’ll be reviewing this from two main perspectives.
As a film enjoyer, this obviously fails in almost every cylinder. Editing was noticably rushing, many scenes felt jarring to cut onto, many inconsistencies. Writing felt way too convoluted, it felt like many ideas were pushed onto the story regardless of any idea of a theme. The film focuses far too much on recreating stand up bits from Jo Koy, which would be great if the cast felt like they had chemistry with each other. Conflicts are poorly handled, they are introduced and then quickly removed to move onto the next conflict. I thought the film would utilize the concept of the struggling comedian more, but it does not seem like Joe Valencia is at all a struggling comedian. They don’t focus really focus enough on the family’s love for each other, because all we see (up until the last 10 minutes or so), is their pettiness. The themes were muddled, comedy unbearable, and pacing out the window. The only enjoyable parts were the occassional actually funny moment.
As a Filipino, I find a lot of the chaos funny. However, it feels very much like a watered down perspective of the Filipino person’s life. It only focuses on the “crazy wacky family”. It doesn’t actually focus on anything beyond that. The usage of tagalog is noticably forced. When the actors/actresses spoke tagalog, it was clearly mistranslated and was poorly spoken. The handling of Catholicism was odd, because its so integral to Filipino culture, yet is so poorly handled. Usage of Halo Halo as a symbol for the Filipino family would be nice, if the person saying it was not the girl. The girl is explained to have a father that left and a mother that works too often. So it doesn’t make sense for her to say it. The portrayal of familial abuse across Filipinos is also terribly handled. They skim over it in the last 10 minutes. Most of the resolution is handled in 15 minutes tops. There’s such a focus on what the writer finds funny and cool, to the point where they forgot to make a film.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 36 min (96 min)
Director Jay Chandrasekhar
Writer Kate Angelo, Ken Cheng
Actors Jo Koy, Lydia Gaston, Brandon Wardell
Country United States, Canada
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Stereo (5.1 Surround Sound)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format DCP Digital Cinema Package