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Four Sisters and A Wedding is a 2013 Filipino comedy-drama film directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina. The film features Star Cinema's most prominent young actresses: Angel Locsin, Bea Alonzo, Toni Gonzaga and Shaina Magdayao, as the four sisters attempting to stop the wedding of their younger brother played by Enchong Dee. Actress Angelica Panganiban was originally part of the main cast but was pulled out and was replaced by Shaina Magdayao.

Four Sisters and A Wedding
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Theatrical movie poster
Directed byCathy Garcia-Molina
Produced byCharo Santos-Concio
Malou N. Santos
Written byVanessa Valdez
Screenplay byVanessa Valdez
Based onOriginal Screenplay by Jose Javier Reyes
StarringAngel Locsin
Bea Alonzo
Toni Gonzaga
Shaina Magdayao
Enchong Dee
Music byRaul Mitra
CinematographyNoel Teehankee
Edited byMarya Ignacio
Production
company
Distributed byStar Cinema
TFC Films (International)[1]
Release date
  • June 26, 2013 (2013-06-26)
July 5, 2013 (International)
Running time
120 mins
CountryPhilippines
Language
BudgetPHP 20 Million (estimated)
Box officeP145,029,261 [2]

The film is part of Star Cinema's 20th anniversary presentation in collaboration with Rebisco's 50th anniversary. Four Sisters and a Wedding was released in the Philippines on June 26, 2013, and internationally on July 5, 2013.[3]

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PlotEdit

When CJ, the youngest of the family, announced that he is getting married, his sister, Gabbie, convinces the other sisters to come back home for the wedding as requested by their mother Grace (Connie Reyes). Teddie (Toni Gonzaga), the eldest, is working as a waitress and housekeeper in Madrid; the second sister Bobbie (Bea Alonzo), works as a corporate communications manager in New York and is living with her boyfriend Tristan (Sam Milby) and his daughter Trixie; the third sister Alex (Angel Locsin) is living independently and works as a film director; while Gabbie (Shaina Magdayao) is a school teacher.

Bobbie, having a difficult relationship with Trixie, is pressured by the eagerness of Tristan to get married. Alex, on the other hand, is having a hard time with her film making gig as well as her relationship with Bobbie's ex, Chad (Bernard Palanca). Meanwhile, Teddie has not earned enough to buy a plane ticket, so she asked help from her housekeeping colleague, Frodo (Janus del Prado), and convinced him to go back to Manila together and pretend that they are a couple.

When the family reunites, the sisters expressed their opinion on CJ's abrupt decision of getting married, offending him. CJ accepted their apology, but told them to behave themselves for when they meet his fiancée, Princess (Angeline Quinto), and her family, The Bayags.

At the Bayags' villa, the sisters were taken aback when Princess' father asks him to sign a prenuptial agreement. Appalled, the sisters decided to formulate a plan to stop the wedding from happening. When Bobbie suggests that CJ is only marrying Princess because she was "the best candidate in a diminishing pool of options", Teddie asks their housekeeper, Toti Marie (Cecil Paz), to introduce CJ to a lot of girls. Toti Marie came up with a boys’ night out with hookers, and the plan to change CJ's mind about the wedding failed.

While the boys were getting sober, Princess arrived at the Salazars to surprise the family for breakfast. Alex invited Chad over, which made the whole moment awkward, especially for Bobbie. The following day, as Tristan was about to leave overseas for business, he tells Bobbie that by the time he gets back, she should now be willing to marry him.

Meanwhile, Teddie and Frodo went on to one of the Bayags’ family businesses - a spa which has an obscene tag line and offers a “happy ending” to their customers. Thinking that they’d be able to find anomalies, Teddie asked Frodo to avail one of the services. As Frodo was moaning in one of the massage areas, Teddie immediately called the police to have the area inspected. They found out that the “happy ending” was in fact, thinking of happy thoughts after a massage.

Jeanette (Carmi Martin) arrived at the scene and threatened to have the Salazars investigated. On the way home, Teddie, troubled that her secrets might surface, had an argument with Frodo because he suggested that she should just admit it that she is not really working as a teacher in Spain.

CJ confronted his sisters about the spa incident and assured them that the wedding will take place no matter what. Later that evening, Bobbie saw Chad flirting with another woman while buying condoms at a convenience store.

The following morning, Bobbie talked to Alex about what she saw, but they ended up arguing. Teddie asks Frodo for forgiveness. When she returned home, she was welcomed by the Bayags who came over to show the gowns for the wedding. The Salazars did not like them, so Honey Boy (Boboy Garovillo) decided that they play charades - wherein the family who wins gets to decide what gowns to wear.

During the game, the Bayags kept on pointing hints that Teddie is a maid. Noticing this, Grace immediately disrupted them and had the Bayags leave for insulting her daughter inside their own home. Jeanette mentioned before leaving that Teddie is a “maid in Spain”. Grace confronted Teddie about it, who admitted that when Spain was in crisis, she was one of the teachers who was laid off. The confrontation also opened the opportunity to discuss their family’s problems and the envy that the sisters feel with one another. In the end, they all hugged each other and found peace.

The following day, Alex and Bobbie spoke to one another sincerely and they’ve decided that Alex should confront Chad and end things. Later that day, the sisters surprised Grace with piled crackers as a gift for her when suddenly, CJ called in to inform that Princess’ grandfather died. The family went to express their condolences and they apologized for all the troubles that they have brought in their respective families.

Due to a Filipino cultural superstition, CJ and Princess’ wedding did not push through. In order for the preparations and expenses not to go to waste, Bobbie used it as a chance to fulfill Tristan’s dream of marrying her.

CastEdit

Main castEdit

Supporting CastEdit

AccoladesEdit

Award Category Recipients and nominees Outcome
FAMAS Awards[4] Best Picture Charo Santos-Concio, Malou N. Santos Nominated
Best Director Cathy Garcia-Molina Nominated
Best Actress Bea Alonzo Nominated
Toni Gonzaga Nominated
Angel Locsin Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Coney Reyes Nominated
Best Screenplay Vanessa Valdez Nominated
Best Film Editing Marya Ignacio Nominated
Best Story Vanessa Valdez Nominated
Best Sound Raul Mitra Nominated
Best Musical Score Raul Mitra Nominated
Gawad PASADO Awards[5] Best Supporting Actress Toni Gonzaga Won
Bea Alonzo Won
Angel Locsin Won
Shaina Magdayao Won
Star Awards for Movies[6] Movie of the Year Charo Santos-Concio, Malou N. Santos Nominated
Movie Actress of the Year Bea Alonzo Nominated
Angel Locsin Nominated
Movie Director of the Year Cathy Garcia-Molina Nominated
Movie Screenwriter of the Year Vanessa R. Valdez Nominated
Movie Supporting Actress of the Year Conie Reyes Nominated
Movie Editor of the Year Marya Ignacio Nominated
Movie Cinematographer of the Year Manuel Teehankee Nominated
Movie Musical Scorer of the Year Raul Mitra Nominated
Movie Sound Engineer of the Year Aurel Claro Bilbao Nominated
Movie Production Designer of the Year Winston Acuyong Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "TFC screens "Four Sisters and a Wedding" in key cities in the U.S., Canada, and the Middle East".
  2. ^ "Philippines Box Office July 10–14, 2013".
  3. ^ "Family romcom to mark Star Cinema's 20th year".
  4. ^ MB Entertainment. "FAMAS 2014 nominees revealed". mb.com.ph. Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Kapamilya stars are 'Pasado'!". starcinema.abs-cbn.com. Retrieved 14 March 2014.
  6. ^ ABS-CBNnews.com. "'Ekstra,' 'On the Job' lead Star Awards nominees". ABS-CBNnews.com. Retrieved 5 March 2014.

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