The Fabulous Filipino Brothers Brings a Fun Look at Family Dynamics

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The Fabulous Filipino Brothers Review

While the entertainment industry finally starts to become more inclusive in casting, there is still a long way to go. A lot of more independent films are now taking the charge to bring the lesser-seen stories to the screen, to highlight different cultures and families in both movies and shows. And 1091 media is bringing The Fabulous Filipino Brothers to the screen, a story told in four parts about four Filipino brothers who were raised in the United States and their different ways to approach life.

The Fabulous Filipino Brothers Review

The movie focuses on one pivotal point in time, one of the four brothers is getting married. And you have the stereotypical overachieving brother, the one who wants to please everyone, the screw-up and of course, the baby who everyone walks on eggshells around. These brothers’ stories are all interconnected and lead to moments of laughter and almost over-the-top moments that seem too bizarre to be real. What happens, of course, is the four stories bring together warming moments in their lives and instances that redirect who they are.

The main name most people will recognize in the film is Dante Basco, or Rufio from the 1991 film Hook. And while his story seems to dominate most of the others, he is only one of the four brothers. As different as all of the characters are, they’re easy to relate to and will have you laughing at some of the situations they find themselves in.

The Fabulous Filipino Brothers Review

THE FABULOUS FILIPINO BROTHERS from 1091 MEDIA hits VOD on all digital platforms starting February 8 and a pre-vod robust theatrical road tour leading to launch date at the REGAL CINEMAS. It’s a fun movie that will be a change of pace from what you’re used to.

Overall Rating:

Four Star Review

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About The Fabulous Filipino Brothers

The Fabulous Filipino Brothers Review

THE FABULOUS FILIPINO BROTHERS from 1091 MEDIA hits VOD on all digital platforms starting February 8 and a pre-vod robust theatrical road tour leading to launch date at the REGAL CINEMAS

After its robust World Premiere at SXSW 2021 and a stellar film festival run, the film, co-written by Dante Basco and his brother Darion (and they both star in it) is told in through four vignettes that follow each of the Basco Brothers as they prepare for the ultimate Filipino family event – a wedding. 

Filipino American actor, writer, producer Dante Basco, perhaps best known for the role as Rufio in 1991 movie Hook with Dustin Hoffman and Robin Williams, has spent years in the entertainment industry, along side his brothers, building to this outstanding directorial debut. Dante has always dedicated himself to Filipino American representation in media, and telling stories of his community to the nation. He and his brothers starred in 2001 film The Debut, the first Filipino American film to be released theatrically nationwide, and one of the first feature films to take place within the Filipino American community.

Based on their family life from Northern California Bay Area and now in the Southern California, Los Angeles area, this rousing comedy brings this talented family of performers and writers to the forefront and on the screen.  From award-winning break dancing teens to successful acting careers and now to writing, directing and producing, this film celebrates family and that special bond that keeps it together.  

In these crazy tough times, we can all use a bit of THE FABULOUS FILIPINO BROTHERS.

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