Annabelle Rama topbills "monsterrific" movie starting July 2


Thereis much tension between the characters of Ruffa Gutierrez (left) and AnnabelleRama (right) in the comedy flick My Monster Mom. This movie co-producedby GMA Films and Regal Entertainment will open in theaters nationwide on July2, 2008.



After 35 years, Annabelle Ramastars in her comeback movie, My Monster Mom, co-produced by GMA Filmsand Regal Entertainment.

Annabelle is cast in this comedyflick along with her real-life daughter, Ruffa Gutierrez. "It's such a joy to be working with my momfor the first time," said Ruffa during the press conference held last June 10at the Imperial Suites inQuezon City. "This is really a project tailor-made for my mom, and kami namangmga Gutierrez, if it's for our parents or brothers, we let them shine in everywhich way—hindi kami nagsasapawan. So now, it is my mom's turn to shine, so welet her shine."

In the June 29 episode of ShowbizCentral, John "Sweet" Lapus asked Annabelle regarding her comeback movie."Proud na proud ako. Aarte ako, nakapagdialogue ako ng walang problema."

Award-winning director andscriptwriter Joey Reyeshelms this movie, which features a"monsterrific" cast composed of Eugene Domingo, Khryss Adalla, Vangie Labalan,Michelle Madrigal, Rhian Ramos, and Bubbles Paraiso.

MyMonster Mom is about a mother who always screams and verbally bashes herthree grown-up children. Esme's only daughter, Abby, is played by her real-lifedaughter, Ruffa Gutierrez. The two sons of the Visayan mother are played by JC de Vera and MartEscudero—both of whom have different fathers. The young Esme, played by youngactress Rhian Ramos, gives her daughter Abby to her brother and sister-in-law.After several years, they are reunited but Abby begins to realize that she andher mother are poles apart.

Portrayed on the big screen as a"monster mom," Ruffa says her mother has a lot of different facets. "It's sofunny, kasi in one minute, may kino-close siyang deal para sa mga artista niya.In another minute naman, nagiging artista siya at nagme-memorize siya ngscript. In the next minute, sasabihin niya, ‘Ruffa, ano ba yang suot mo!'Nagiging nanay na naman siya. So sa akin, isa siyang superwoman!"


Annabelle, who is fondly called Bisaya by showbiz denizens, told the audiencepresent during the June 29 premiere of the movie, "Bigyan n'yo ng pera ang mgakasamahan n'yo sa bahay para mapanood nila ang pelikulang ito." Her fellow cast members recall Annabelle's generosity while they were shooting this movie. Iwa Moto, who plays Mart Escudero's love interest, narrates, "Sobrang sumasakit ang tiyan namin, either dahil sobrang tawa or sobrang busog dahil nagdadala si Tita Annabelle lagi ng lechon."

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MyMonster Mom is a movie offering from GMA Films and Regal Entertainment thatwill definitely tickle viewers' funny bones starting this July 2.


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