Desperadas (All They Need is Love) follows the colorful and often funny twists and turns in the lives of four half-sisters as they struggle to cope with love...and each other.
This Regal Entertainment movie tackles the issues facing
women regarding their families and relationships with members of the opposite
sex. Four beauties are chosen by Mother Lily Monteverde to topbill this riotous
comedy involving four beautiful half-sisters with different idiosyncrasies.
Directed by Joel Lamangan, Desperadas showcases some of the country's most captivating
and stylish actresses today—Ruffa Gutierrez, Rufa Mae Quinto, Iza Calzado,
Marian Rivera—in unforgettable roles set to make the audience laugh, cry and be
entertained this Christmas season. Desperadas is one of Regal's
entries to the 2007 Metro Manila Film Festival, aside from Bahay Kubo (A
Pinoy Mano Po) and Shake, Rattle and Roll 9.
SYNOPSIS. Isabella, Patricia, Stephanie, and Courtney are half-sisters. Their mother, now a successful woman, is proud of them as she takes special notice of each one's idiosyncracies.
Ruffa Gutierrez plays the role of Isabella, a single mother who somehow lost her way, a perceived brat who antagonizes her sisters. She is being courted by a devoted ramp model Vito, played by popular singer and host Jay-R.
Patricia (Rufa Mae Quinto) is a sexologist who has written
books on sexual relationships. She is married to Dave (Wendell Ramos) who works
as a banker. Stephanie (Iza Calzado) is a demure, conservative female lawyer
who is married to a boring obstetrician named Richard (TJ Trinidad). Courtney
(Marian Rivera) is the ditzy, accident-prone youngest half-sister who is a
swimmer and underwear designer. She is about to be married to a basketball star
named Patrick (Will Devaughn).
story begins with the birthday celebration of Courtney, where the personal
differences of the half-sisters surface. Isabella comes off as the brat who
enjoys antagonizing her sisters, particularly Courtney, whom Isabella teases
for deciding to marry Patrick whom Isabella claims to be her former lover.
it turns out, has her own unresolved personal issues. For a long time, she was
not recognized by her father as his daughter. It was only on his deathbed a few
years ago that she was acknowledged as his flesh and blood. The long years of
being rejected by her father has had an impact on Isabella who has been craving
for attention all these years.
Her tendency to antagonize her siblings is her way of drawing attention to herself.
conservative Stephanie, meanwhile, abhors Patricia's liberal attitude toward
sex. However, she would secretly buy and read Patricia's books on sex to learn
enough to seduce her lackluster husband.
thinks her life is perfect, believing that her liberal attitude puts her above
the petty problems that hound her other siblings. Unknown to her, she has been
starting to alienate her husband Dave, who gets drawn to someone whose identity
would later shock Patricia.
forthcoming wedding becomes the big event that draws the siblings together
despite their differences. While preparing for the wedding, their interaction
brings to the fore their issues against each other.
a realization hits the four sisters, making them all realize that they are,
after all, one family despite their differences.
Desperadas will touch the audience in a light but endearing way as they relate to the situations and lives of the characters. This Joel Lamangan film is a must-see movie for everyone who believes that in this world all we really need is love.
This Regal Entertainment MMFF entry opens in theaters starting January 1, 2008. It will have a premiere at Cinema 10 of SM Megamall on Sunday, December 23, 2007.