I was finally able to catch Zsazsa Zaturnnah zee Moveeh last night with a group of friends and my maid (who was celebrating her birthday, so I decided to tag her along). How was it?
Unmistakably written and created by mostly gay folks, the movie successfully presented some really touching scenes that speak about some of the fundamental issues among gay folks (acceptance by family, having straight boyfriends, etc.) — all without becoming overly melodramatic, and many times in a funny way. If there is a victoria (winner) among the film’s elements - ito na yun - this is really is it!
Unfortunately, two bloggers I have so much respect for — Gibbs Cadiz and Jun Lana — wrote how they dislike Zaturnnah zee moveeh. My feeling is that one’s satisfaction over something is always dependent on prior expectations. For Cadiz and Lana, theirs were definitely higher than what the movie delivered. I would opine that it is because they have seen the musical version of the material, and I haven’t.
For me though, maybe because I have not seen the musical, and because I normally have a kind heart (while Cadiz and Lana do not?! hahaha!) the movie is passable, medyo zow-zow nga lang, but passable.
I love Rustom as Ada — one friend commented how Rustom has this natural sadness in his look, maybe in his eyes, very apt for the character of Ada. Ada is so pretty, thanks to Rustom! And Chokoleit is also perfect as Didi! These two are super - and let me borrow Ada’s expression - nakakalokah!
The Amazonistas were a complete disappointment though. They did not have their moment, and their characters were not leveraged to add value. Zsazsa is okay as Zaturnnah, and in fairness she did have funny moments. For Pops? Ay she was there pala?!
I really am excited to see the musical this January. Those who have watched both the movie and musical can’t stop raving about the musical. So see you in the CCP then!
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