Beauty and the Bestie Movie (2015):
Beauty and the Bestie is a Filipino action comedy-drama film directed by Wenn V. Deramas from a screenplay by Mel Mendoza-Del Rosario. It stars Vice Ganda and Coco Martin in the lead roles alongside James Reid, Nadine Lustre, Marco Masa, Alonzo Muhlach, and Karla Estrada in supporting roles. The film was produced by ABS-CBN Film Productions and VIVA Films and was released nationwide under the banner of Star Cinema.
The film was released nationwide on December 25, 2015, as an official entry to the 41st Metro Manila Film Festival. It was also released around the world in cities that have significant Filipino populations except in the Middle East where the film was censored due to the region’s predominantly Islamic religion.
Beauty and the Bestie Movie Information:
|Movie Name||Beauty and the Bestie|
|Release Date||December 25, 2015|
|Running Time||1h 59m|
|Directed by||Wenn V. Deramas|
|Screenplay by||Mel Mendoza-Del Rosario|
|Story by||Enrico Santos|
|Produced by||Charo Santos-Concio|
Malou N. Santos
Vic del Rosario Jr.
|Cinematography by||Elmer Despa|
|Edited by||Marya Ignacio|
|Music by||Vincent de Jesus|
|Production Companies||ABS-CBN Film Productions, Inc.|
|Distributed by||Star Cinema|
|Box Office Collection||₱529 million (US$10.5 million)|
Beauty and the Bestie Movie Trailer:
Beauty and the Bestie Movie Storyline (Plot/Synopsis):
In an important case, a policeman needs the help of his former best friend to impersonate the daughter of a foreign dignitary in a beauty pageant.
Beauty and the Bestie Movie Cast and Characters:
- Vice Ganda as Eric “Erika” Villavicencio / Natalia Thalia Nutreila
- Coco Martin as Emman Castillo
- James Reid as Tristan Adams
- Nadine Lustre as Abi Villavicencio
- Marco Masa as Jimbo Villavicencio
- Alonzo Muhlach as Jumbo Villavicencio
- Karla Estrada as Barbara “Ms. Barney” Clooney
- Lassy Marquez as Jude
- MC Calaquian as Stef
- Badjie Mortiz as George
- Jacky Woo as Daemon Yu
- Ryan Bang as Jin Jhong
- Tetchie Agbayani as Coney
- Boom Labrusca as Joseph
- Ron Morales as Rob
- Tess Antonio as Riff
- Menggie Cobarrubias as Eddie
- Chrome Cosio as Jake
- Jelson Bay as Chief Ben
- Valerie Concepcion as Editha “Edith” Villavicencio
- Jay-R as himself
- Karen Reyes as Nurse
- Raikko Mateo as Angelo
- Phoemela Baranda as herself
- Wendell Ramos as Jojo
- Miguel Faustmann as PM Thor
- Wilma Doesn’t as Ms. Upanghet
- Bea Santiago as Ms. Philippines
- Randy See as Dr. Kenneth Sy
- Ahron Villena as the Fishball Vendor
Interesting Facts About Beauty and the Bestie Movie:
- The film’s title is a play on the 1740 French novel by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve.
- It is an official entry to the 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival.
- It is the last film of Wenn Deramas before his death o, February 29, 2016.
- The teaser trailer of the film was released on YouTube on November 28, 2015, followed by its official trailer on December 4, 2015. This was followed by extensive TV spots on the ABS-CBN network and its sister cable channels. It was also heavily promoted on the social media accounts of Star Cinema, VIVA, ABS-CBN, and its subsidiaries including Vice Ganda’s official Facebook account where he has over 12 million likes. A special dedicated page was also created by Star Cinema on its official website.