American Adobo (2002)

American Adobo



Critic Consensus: The characters and situations seem borrowed from overwrought sitcoms.

Movie Info

Five Filipino-American friends living in New York City deal with love, sex, friendship, careers, and cultural identity in this romantic comedy-drama directed by veteran Philippine actress Laurice Guillen. Tere Sanchez (Cherry Pie Picache) is an accountant who is in her early forties, single, and not especially happy about it. Tere is an excellent cook, and often throws dinner parties for her friends, and the arrival of her old friend Lorna (Sol Oca) from Manila is all the reason she needs to … More

Rating: R (for sexuality and language)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Vincent Nebrida, Vincent R Nebrida
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 20, 2003
Box Office: $0.2M
Outrider Pictures



as Gerry

as Tere Sanchez

as Gerry's Mom

as Lorna

as Fireman
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All Critics (24) | Top Critics (12)

Guillen rarely gets beneath the surface of things. She lists ingredients, but never mixes and stirs.

Full Review… | October 3, 2002
L.A. Weekly
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American Adobo is entertaining and it's filled with fine performances from the ensemble cast.

Full Review… | May 3, 2002
Dallas Morning News
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The script by Vincent R. Nebrida ... tries to cram too many ingredients into one small pot.

Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Washington Post
Top Critic

Mushes the college-friends genre (The Big Chill) together with the contrivances and overwrought emotion of soap operas.

Full Review… | March 22, 2002
Seattle Times
Top Critic

A big meal of cliches that the talented cast generally chokes on.

February 6, 2002
Hollywood Reporter
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Stiff and schmaltzy and clumsily directed.

Full Review… | February 1, 2002
San Francisco Chronicle
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