By Nestor Cuartero
JUST A THOUGHT: A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five. – Groucho Marx
VIC LEVELS UP: Vic Sotto, veteran of many box office hits at the MMFF, says it is time for him to level up from mere fantasy to what he calls now as ‘a seriously funny film.’’
The veteran star is referring to his MMFF 2017 entry, Meant to Beh, wherein he and Dawn Zulueta play a couple whose marriage is on the brink of a break-up as they reach middle age.
Their children, played by an assortment of today’s top young stars, pull out all the stops to prevent this from happening.
The young actors featured in the film include Daniel Matsunaga, Andrea Torres, Sue Ramirez, Gabby Garcia, Ruru Madrid, and Baste.
Vic said a family movie with no fantasy and special effects is a breather, a different genre for him. It is time, he admitted, to level up.
DAWN DIDN’T MISS A BEAT: In the same media event, Dawn Zulueta declared that it seems, after all these years, her leading man hasn’t aged a bit.
Vic and Dawn co-starred for a few seasons on the popular TV series, Okay Ka, Fairy Ko, in the 90s.
‘It was like we didn’t miss a beat the moment I joined him on the set,’ Dawn said.
The veteran drama actress said she also surprised herself with the way she played her crazy, cantankerous self in the film. ‘It was a relief to find such an outlet,’ she laughed.
YOUNG YET SO PROFESSIONAL: Asked to comment on how they related to the work habits of their young co-actors, Vic and Dawn said it isn’t true what they say that today’s youth aren’t professional. Not at all.
‘We didn’t have any problem with them on the set,’’ Vic, the film producer, said.
SEE YOU AT MMFF: Meant to Beh is one of eight entries to the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival that opens on Dec. 25.
The family comedy film is directed by Chris Martinez.