The entire family is in for a treat when they watch “Nobody, Nobody but Juan,” entry of RVQ Productions, Joe Aldeguer Productions and Kaizz Ventures to the 2009 Metro Manila Film Festival. The film features no less than Comedy King Dolphy, and a stellar cast that includes movie icons Eddie Garcia and Gloria Romero, the talented Quizon brothers Eric, Epy and Vandolph, screen sweetheart Heart Evangelista, and top comics Pokwang, Eugene Domingo, Bearwin Meily, and Mar Lopez, and the special participation of “Wowowee” host Willie Revillame.
The film is directed by Eric Quizon while the screenplay is by Bibeth Orteza.
The story is about senior citizen Juan (Dolphy) who lives in a nursing home in Chicago. A fanatic of the noontime show, “Wowowee,” Juan’s dream is to watch it live in the ABS-CBN studios with the hope of re-connecting with friends lost during the war.
“…Juan” is definitely one of RVQ/Kaizz’s biggest offerings for the MMFF in terms of cast, story, scope and production values. Sets depicting war-torn Manila was recreated, as well as vaudeville shows of the 1940s. The film was shot in Chicago and Metro Manila.
Moreover, there are numerous dance sequences. For instance, Epy, Vandolph, Pokwang and Heart have a charming ballet. In another scene, Dolphy joins the ASF Dancers for an upbeat production number. The soundtrack features many of the “Wowowee’s” songs like “Giling-Giling,” “Hep, Hep, Hurray” and many more. The film also has cameo appearances by the country’s foremost comedians.
For enhanced viewing pleasure, the soundtrack of “Nobody, Nobody but Juan” is recorded on state-of-the-art Dolby Digital.
Of course, the highlights are the wonderful gags, jokes and happy moments that are spread throughout the film from start to finish. Viewers are advised to stay until the end credits to see a special bonus feature.
As the opening of the MMFF comes closer and closer, it’s very obvious from the public’s reaction that this Dolphy-starrer is one of the favorites and most anticipated. As a way of thanking the public, Dolphy and his co-stars will be giving away items like calendars, T-shirts, posters and facial tissues at the MMFF Parade on December 24.
“Nobody, Nobody but Juan” opens in theaters nationwide on December 25. The movie is supported by The Filipino Channel (TFC), ABS-CBN, Bench, Samsung, Mang Inasal, Komeya 3Q,, Prostamen 3 in 1 supplement for men’s health, Cory Quirino World of Wellness, Taichi Liniment and media partners YES FM 101.1 and 90.7 Love Radio.