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Boy Bastos (2022)

Directed by: Victor Villanueva

A college boy talks about

his first sex and his first love.

Apt for the titular role, Wilbert Ross can be dirty, innocent and funny all at the same time.

The trio of Wilbert Ross, Andrew Muhlach and Bob Jbeili works. They are comfortable throwing lines with each other.

The chemistry of Rose Van Ginkel and Wilbert Ross becomes palpable as the story progresses.

Rose Van Ginkel is natural in interacting with people. Jela Cuenca is weirdly effective in mocking religion.

It’s nice to have another Vivamax movie (aside from 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘞𝘪𝘧𝘦) that gives these ladies the chance to act and play their roles. There’s still a few unnecessary nudity but at least, it’s shorter.

The animated presence of Marissa Sanchez is hilarious. Her laughter is contagious.

The cast has done a good job.

While the story can be off at times.

The dilemma between engineering and fine arts could’ve been fruitful. The sex jargons they’ve shared could’ve been purposeful. But these topics weren’t utilized further.

The sex genre is mostly used for laughter

and not to empower the characters.

The character sketches are inconsistent, making it hard to follow their choices and actions. The major conflict pops out of nowhere, and it ended out of touch.

The voiceovers are too lengthy, summarizing every major event of the story. It does a lot of explaination, trying to cover their plotholes. Even so, some transitions still remain abrupt. The turnabouts are drastic.

Overall, Boy Bastos is a hit in punchlines

but a miss in the storyline.



Cast: Wilbert Ross, Rose Van Ginkel, Jela Cuenca, Andrew Muhlach, Bob Jbeli, Marissa Sanchez

Presented by: Viva Films

Date Released: February 17, 2022 via Vivamax

A Movie Review by: Goldwin Reviews



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