‘Status: It’s Complicated’ – a hip take on a Bernal classic

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Hot stars get ‘Complicated’: Maja Salvador, Jake Cuenca, Eugene Domingo, Paulo Avelino and Solenn Heusaff

Hot stars get ‘Complicated’: Maja Salvador, Jake Cuenca, Eugene Domingo, Paulo Avelino and Solenn Heusaff

Regal Entertainment Inc.’s upcoming flick, Status: It’s Complicated gathers some of today’s hottest actors to breathe new life to a film inspired by late master director Ishmael Bernal’s classic, Salawahan.

Promising director Chris Martinez is at the helm of the movie, which will hit theaters on November 6. It topbills Jake Cuenca, Eugene Domingo, Paulo Avelino, Maja Salvador and Solenn Huessaff in comedic storyline that delves into the subject of love, sex and relationships.

“Napapanahon pa rin siya,” says Direk Chris of his latest project. “Ginawa namin itong mas modern and contemporary. Siyempre, iba na ang mga artista—mas masaya at mas hip.”

The director, whose impressive works include critically-acclaimed Ang Babae sa Septic Tank and Shake, Rattle & Rol XII’s “Rain, Rain, Go Away” among others is a self-confessed Bernal fan.


He particularly considers Salawahan and Working Girls as two of his big Bernal favorites.

“I go for fun movies,” the emerging film genius adds.

Status: It’s Complicated takes on a male perspective with the story anchored on the lives of Manny (Jake) and Jerry (Paulo). While so different from each other, they have been best friends and housemates for years.

Their biggest contention is always about matters of the heart.

One day, the two decide to switch personalities, and as expected, their philosophies about love and its derivatives also change.

Manny unexpectedly falls hard for Rina (Maja), a conservative hot babe who shuns his every move. Jerry, on the other hand, gets down and dirty with a Sylvia (Solenn), a foreign educated fashion designer, and Marian (Eugene), a well-educated sexologist.

As Manny and Jerry compare notes, a crazy love story ensues with the three women involved.

Fun-filled and feel-good, Status It’s Complicated, according to Direk Chris, seeks to defy today’s notions on love, sex and relationships.

For updates and trailers, log on to the movie’s Facebook Fan Page, and Regal Film’s Twitter and You Tube accounts.

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