Rod (Ryan Agoncillo) gets a threat of demotion brought about by a planned merger at the bank where he works. Prodded by ego and pride, he decides to call it quits, but would not tell his wife Mia (Judy Ann Santos) until he comes up with an acceptable solution, which does not happen. She eventually accepts a job offer and becomes the bread winner of the family. He, on the other hand, becomes the de facto “househusband”, enduring gossips, intrigues, and intrusive neighbour Aida (Eugene Domingo), the kept woman of a dirty old man, along the way.
People might find this movie boring, thus the lag in good box office returns. Devoid of any fantasy element, this is probably the only film in the festival that hits closest to home. The trailer suggests that it is a slapstick comedy, or as my brother would say, “Ano yun, Looney Tunes?” watching a sequence where Ryan hurriedly exits a grocery store after a whistle and gesture of authority from Juday, not to mention the “Macho Man” soundtrack that makes everything seem corny. Do not be fooled. This movie is really a family drama with a lot of funny bits, and by “funny” we mean the good kind of funny and not the slapstick one where the characters do something stupid while “funny” sound effects play in the background.