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Release Date: January 18, 2002

Starring: Paolo Montalban, Dina Bonnevie, Ricky Davao, Cherry Pie Picache, Randy Becker, & Christopher De Leon

Genre: Drama

Audience: Adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 100 minutes

Distributor: Outrider Pictures

Director: Laurice Guillen

Executive Producer: Charo Santos-Concio & Kevin J. Foxe

Producer: Tony I. Gloria

Writer: Vincent R. Nebrida

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Outrider Pictures
Phone: (914) 273-9545

Content:

(RoRo, HoHo, PC, C, Ab, FR, LLL, V, SS, NN, A, D, MM) Syncretistic, Romantic, liberal worldview where Roman Catholic character leads the way for the politically correct approval of friend’s homosexual lifestyle, brief doubt expressed about God & the moral teachings of Roman Catholicism as well as the Bible, & implied praying to saints instead of to God; about 35 mostly strong obscenities, 3 strong profanities & 3 light profanities; minor violence such as fighting, intense arguing & accidental fire nearly kills one person; depicted & implied fornication plus implied homosexuality; woman accidentally exposes her breast, upper female nudity in fornication scene & rear male nudity during shower scene, plus nude man left stranded on highway & man refers to nude homosexual photos he took with his male friend; alcohol use; smoking; and, cohabitation, cheating on one’s lovers, hiding one’s sins, & homosexuality not rebuked.


Summary:

AMERICAN ADOBO is a Filipino-American movie about five friends form the Philippines Islands who have settled in New York City in the United States. AMERICAN ADOBO contains a syncretistic, Romantic, liberal worldview, strong foul language, nudity, and sexual content, including a pro-homosexual stance.


Review:

AMERICAN ADOBO is a Filipino-American movie about five friends from the Philippines Islands who have settled in New York City in the United States. Tere, in her forties but still single, yearns for just one intimate relationship, while Marissa wishes for a boyfriend more faithful than her current beau Sam. Meanwhile, Mike admits to being unfulfilled with his job and his shrewish wife. He would rather return to the Philippines, if not for his children. Gerry is also frustrated by his job, while Raul keeps having meaningless flings with American bimbos. Everyone wonders when they will finally meet Gerry’s “girlfriend” Chris.
The last barbecue of the season ends in a madcap riot, with Mike finding his daughter in the arms of a neighborhood boy, Marissa catching Sam with Raul’s new girlfriend, and Gerry finding out from his homosexual boyfriend that nude photos of them together might be on their way to Gerry’s strict Roman Catholic mother. Later, Raul discovers that his promiscuous lifestyle may have infected him with the AIDS virus. Eventually, tensions are resolved, although it turns out that Gerry’s lover has a terminal case of AIDS while Raul is infection free.
Of all of these characters in AMERICAN ADOBO, Tere seems to have the strongest Christian faith. However, although her prayers for a mate are answered in AMERICAN ADOBO, she is also the one who knows about Gerry’s secret homosexuality and apparently approves of that lifestyle despite the teachings of her church. Thus, only Gerry’s mother actually lives out her Christian faith, offering love for her son but disapproval for his evil sin. The movie, however, patronizes her, because she is, after all, an old-fashioned elderly woman who lives in the past. Thus, AMERICAN ADOBO suffers from a syncretistic, Romantic, liberal worldview that, despite the Christian elements in two of its characters, violates both the Word of God and the Christian worldview. This movie shows, therefore, that a mere belief in God or Jesus Christ does not earn anyone salvation from sin. No, as both the Book of James and Chapter 5 of the Book of Galatians make clear, it is Christian faith expressing itself through perseverance, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, humility, self-control, and, most of all, love that truly counts.
Adobo, by the way, is any meat or vegetable that’s marinated in vinegar, soy sauce and garlic. It is the national dish of the Philippines. AMERICAN ADOBO is definitely not as savory as the cuisine from which it gets its title.


In Brief:

AMERICAN ADOBO is a Filipino-American movie about five friends form the Philippines Islands who have settled in New York City in the United States. Tere, in her forties and still single, yearns for just one intimate relationship, while Marissa wishes for a boyfriend more faithful than her current beau Sam. Meanwhile, Mike admits to being unfulfilled with his job and his shrewish wife. He would rather return to the Philippines, if not for his children. Gerry is also frustrated by his job, while Raul seems to keep having flings with American bimbos. Everyone wonders when they will finally meet Gerry’s “girlfriend” Chris. Eventually, tensions are resolved, although it turns out that Gerry’s homosexual lover has a terminal case of AIDS.
AMERICAN ADOBO contains a syncretistic, Romantic, liberal worldview, strong foul language, nudity, and sexual content, including a pro-homosexual stance. Although Tere’s own Christian prayers for a mate are answered, she is also the one who knows about Gerry’s homosexuality, and she apparently approves despite the teachings of her church. Adobo, by the way, is any meat or vegetable that’s marinated in vinegar, soy sauce and garlic. It is the national dish of the Philippines