Four Sisters and a Wedding is a 2013 Filipino Family comedy-drama film directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina. The film features Star Cinema's most prominent young actresses: Toni Gonzaga, Bea Alonzo, Angel Locsin 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.
When CJ (Enchong Dee), 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 (Coney Reyes). Teddie (Toni Gonzaga), the eldest, is a laid off teacher secretly 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 (Samantha Faytaren); the third sister Alex (Angel Locsin) is living independently and works as an assistant film director; while Gabbie (Shaina Magdayao) is a school teacher and takes care of their mother.
CJ confronts his sisters about the spa incident and assured them that the wedding will take place no matter what. Bobbie confronts Teddie for continuing her plan but it led to a huge argument. Later that evening, Bobbie saw Chad flirting with another woman while buying condoms at a convenience store. The following morning, Bobbie talks to Alex about what she saw, but they ended up having a huge fight.
Four Sisters And A Wedding SYNOPSIS The children of the Salazar family have been pursuing separate lives in recent years. Teddie (Toni Gonzaga), the eldest, is working in Spain; Bobbie (Bea Alonzo), the second child, is working in New York; Alex (Angel Locsin), the third child, is a Manila-based independent film assistant director; Gabbie (Shaina Magdayao) is a school teacher who lives at the family's home; and CJ (Enchong Dee) works as an IT professional in Manila. After a few years of not being together as a whole family, they find themselves reuniting when CJ announces his plan to marry Princess (Angeline Quinto), his girlfriend for three months. CJ's sisters come together for the planned wedding and have agreed to dissuade him from marrying his fiancée. As they interact again, the siblings face feelings and issues they've tried to hide for the longest time, leading them to re-examine how they were before and who they are now, to ultimately face the biggest test of their bond.
Couple of things to take note of here. First is even without the catalyst for the film, the wedding, we are provided with some compelling family dynamics. The close-knit sisters torn apart by the diaspora makes for rich content.
Anyway, the catalyst of the film is baby bro CJ (Enchong Dee) who decides to marry a girl he has known for only three months. This gets the sisters in a tizzy, and they are forced to put aside their differences and come home for the two weeks of preparation before the wedding. They decide that being the good Ates that they are, it is their responsibility to prevent the wedding.
Now at this point, there are two ways that this film could go. It could go in the direction of a crazy fun romp, with all kinds of antics ensuing as they try to stop the wedding. The other is that they go into a deeper exploration of what it is that makes them want to prevent this wedding, calling into question the various issues and weaknesses of each character. Either one of these directions could have made for a really good movie.
Our problem is that the movie tries for both, and fails to deliver on either. There are some wacky antics to prevent the wedding, but the problem is that the movie is committed to a level of seriousness that makes the antics more mean-spirited than fun. And in exploring each of the characters, there are a number of easy cop outs that the movie takes, rather than really facing down certain issues.
The children of the Salazar family have been pursuing separate lives in the recent years. After a few years of not being together as a whole family, they find themselves reuniting when CJ announces his plan to marry Princess, his girlfriend for three months. Much to their shock and dismay, CJ's sisters come together for the wedding and have agreed to dissuade him from marrying his fiancée.
When their youngest sibling and only brother CJ (Enchong Dee) announces that he's getting married to his girlfriend of four months in two weeks, the Salazar sisters all rush home and plan to stop the wedding, since they don't believe that they are truly compatible. However, it doesn't take long for their reunion to expose the cracks in their familial and personal relationships and threaten to bring long-simmering issues to the surface.
In the first few minutes of Four Sisters and a Wedding, the film introduces the main characters, the four sisters, and their contrasting lives. From this alone, the audience can catch a glimpse as to how the writers draw lines separating each persona. These comparisons will be seen in various parts of the film, at times overt while in some cases subtle.
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This new film is a prequel to \"Four Sisters and a Wedding\" (2013). Four sisters, Teddie (Toni Gonzaga), Bobbie (Bea Alonzo), Alex (Angel Locsin) and Gabbie (Shaina Magdayao) get back together at the house of their mother Grace (Coney Reyes) for the wedding of their youngest brother CJ (Enchong Dee) to his girlfriend of only four months, Princess (Angeline Quinto). As the ladies try to prevent the wedding from happening, wounds of past rivalries between them would get reopened. That catfight scene between Angel Locsin and Mocha Uson would eventually became an iconic social media meme.
In the present, the four sisters were having a Zoom call with CJ who was having problems with his wife. They reminisced back in their student days when their parents Caloy (Dominic Ochoa) and Grace (Carmina Villaruel) were also facing a crisis brewing in their marriage. The girls, Teddie (Charlie Dizon), Bobbie (Alexa Ilacad), Alex (Gillian Vicencio) and Gabbie (Belle Mariano) got together to try to investigate what was going on between their parents. The girls also have their first bittersweet experiences with boys.
The four young actresses (Dizon, Ilacad, Vicencio and Mariano) in the new film were really able to capture the essential idiosyncrasies of the distinctive characters originally portrayed by Gonzaga, Alonzo, Locsin and Magdayao in the first movie, respectively. The ditziness of Teddie, the confidence of Bobbie, the rebelliousness of Alex, the kindness of Gabbie -- it was all so uncannily similar, and so entertaining to watch. They each deserve praise for their comic timing as well as their skills in tearful drama, individually and as an ensemble.
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