Ang Turkey Man Ay Pabo Rin, the critically acclaimed comedy by first-time director Randolph Longjas, is now showing exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas.
A cross-cultural comedy about a Filipino American couple who celebrates life with karaoke music, superstitious in-laws, immigration laws, unexpected pregnancies, brown-outs, Thanksgiving turkey, with some love on the side, Ang Turkey Man ay Pabo Rin stars Tuesday Vargas, Travis Kraft, Julia Clarete, Cai Cortez and JM De Guzman.
The film is produced by Tonee Acejo with screenplay by Allan Habon, edited by Carlo Manatad, and Joris Fernandez, cinematographby Tom Redoble, music by Jedd Dumaguina, production design by Butch Garcia and Nette Madrid.
An experimental comedy, it explores the trials, tribulations and triumphs of a Filipino-American couple on a universal love trip—that which do not discriminate against color, stature, or culture. It is a celebration of the Filipino experience in a foreigner’s perspective, and alternatively, the realization of the American dream in a Filipino’s eyes.
The story begins when an online Filipino-American dating site decides to document a week in the life of couple Cookie (Vargas) and Matthew Adams (Taft), two site users who successfully found love in the net, with the aim of promoting such relationships through presenting the dynamics of their peculiar relationship.
Meanwhile, the online production team goes on to document milestones of the Fil-Am couple’s week, including (but not limited to) the following: eating balut; loud karaoke music; a telenovela sick leave marathon; food fight on a fiesta; black-outs and brownouts; the “A” word; ukay-ukay fashion shows; and a visit from superstitious in-laws; all culminating in an event we Filipinos have not imbibed despite a decades-long relationship with the United States: A Thanksgiving celebration, featuring arguably the most sumptuous centerpiece of all—the roast turkey.
Every day lies a question: will their cultures clash and burn? Or will they succeed in receiving the best of both worlds?
Opened on December 18 at Ayala Malls Cinemas, the film runs until December 24.