Reviewed byanicalVote: 9/10/10
Okay so I saw this movie last week and from reading reviews and whatnot I was expecting it too be painful to watch. Not at all! I thoughtit was funny and I saw no negative stereotypes whatsoever I've readsomething saying the plot was all over the place...umm no. If you payattention you'll get it. I have A.D.D. and it wasn't challenging forme.I'm a fan of Sofia Vergara and I thought she was hilarious. RoselynSanchez and Jaci Velasquez were also great and they really worked welltogether and with Eduardo. I must admit though I also watched it withcommentary on and its even, their super funny and you can tell theyreally enjoyed each other. Its entertaining!
Reviewed byjulian_tashVote: 8/10/10
Ah yes, finally the long awaited `Chasing Papi' as finally came out.
The film stars Rosalyn Sanchez, Sofia Vergara and Jaci Velasquezas three feisty Latinas..one is a Cocktail waitress, Ceci, (SofiaVergara), a lawyer for the people, Lorena,(Rosalyn Sanchez) and arich spoiled brat who is naïve to the world, Patricia (JaciVelasquez). They are all in love and want to marry the same manTomas (Eduardo Verastegui), who is stressing out cause of themany relationship...
When the three women want to surprise their love with a surprisevisit all hell breaks loose. Tomas starts to really stress and hetakes too man tranks and falls asleep for a really long time.andthe girls are trying to figure out what to do..
I found the movie to be very funny and the actresses were verybeautiful. The movie is predicable and the dialog is a little lame,but it is entertaining and there are a few surprises.I smiled andfound myself really enjoying it.
I am glad that this film was made. It is cool to see a RomanticComedy have an all Latin cast and it was good to see Latinasbeing successful in life, rather then just being a maid or someillegal.
I recommend it! I will post some pics from the film!
Rated PG for suggestive humor!
Reviewed byEd-ShullivanVote: 8/10/10
I just love an old style slap stick silly comedy and have never seen itdone quite so well by a strong (and I must say most beautiful) femaleLatino group of actors. The last good foreign produced slap stickcomedy that I greatly enjoyed was the 2009 India film titled "3Idiots". I am a bit surprised at the below par average of 4.8 providedby the current 3,392 IMDb raters who viewed the film. I can onlysurmise that many of my fellow IMDb critics may have taken some offenceto the three leading ladies namely Sofia Vergara (TV star of the verysuccessful Emmy winning series Modern Family), Roselyn Sanchez (star ofTV's Devious Maids), and recording artist Jaci Velasquez as beingperceived/used as eye candy only. Sorry fellow viewers but maybe youneed to watch the film a few more times to see how good the physicalcomedy is in this film. Just the varied humorous arguments and facialexpressions by the four leading actors are worth the price of admissionalone.
I for one felt that Sofia Vergara's role as Cici the hot waitress whois one of the three lovely ladies being wooed by handsome hunk and jetsetter Thomas Fuentes (played by the only male star Eduardo Verastegui)was silly enough to make it believable that she would fall into thetrap of the male gigolo Thomas Fuentes. It was no surprise to me thatMs. Vergara's stardom has continued to rise as does most men's bloodpressure when they see her. My summary statement above that the filmChasing Papi is a female version of the great Three Stooges (Curly,Larry and Moe) also assisted the producers in selecting Ms. Vergara tostar in the 2012 comedy remake of The Three Stooges.
Singing artist Jaci Velasquez most likely agreed to join the cast asthe spoiled Patricia, the rich kid daughter of wealthy parents who alsofalls for Thomas, just to use her acting role to expand her audienceand assist in boosting her record sales. She did an admirable job buther limited acting roles subsequent to making Chasing Papi wouldindicate to me she preferred to focus her attention on her singingcareer.
Eduardo Verastegui who plays the playboy Thomas Fuentes does anadmirable job in keeping his audience's attention that maybe there is aredeemable reason why he chose to date three hot Latino ladies in threedifferent cities simultaneously. The psychiatrist that Thomas goes tosee can't quite put his finger on why Thomas chooses to date threehotties simultaneously so he does what any good American doctor woulddo .he prescribes tranquilizers for Thomas to take. Thomas is thenpursued by an attractive FBI agent named Carmen (played by Lisa Vidal)who is actually chasing some criminals and a bag of cash. To oursurprise as Carmen continues to holds Thomas captive in her car whilegiving chase to his three lovely ladies she is able to quickly diagnosewhy Thomas is dating the three ladies concurrently. I don't want tohave to add a spoiler alert so watch the movie and find out what hasdriven Thomas to date Cici, Patricia and Lorena all at the same time.Hey, I believed Carmen's diagnosis so why shouldn't you?
Last but not least I must comment on the silly and playful role by themost beautiful Roselyn Sanchez as Lorena, who is a bespectacled lawyerwho also falls for our playboy Thomas. Through the many misadventuresexperienced by the three Latino lovelies I felt Roselyn's role was themost revealing of both her acting chops and her natural beauty. Hermany facial and physical expressions are so natural it is easy to seehow she can transfer between dramatic and comedic roles so easily. If Ihad to pick one star who shone through it would have to be that orRoselyn's role as the bespectacled lawyer who is also smitten by thegigolo Thomas.
In summary, the film Chasing Papi makes for very light viewing, withsome good musical and dance numbers thrown in for good measure. Butmake no mistake; there is a decent enough plot and sub plot to thisfilm that should keep most couples entertained throughout. I especiallyliked the ending because there were no losers. Everybody wins.Certainly there are no Academy Award winning performances here to speakabout but I did enjoy the film and would recommend it to friends andfamily. It is probably not worth a higher rating than a 6 but I willgive it an 8 to help counter some of the lower than expected scoresthis decent film was awarded by others.
The successful and handsome wolf executive of the cosmetic industry Thomas Fuentes has three sexy Latin girlfriends: in Miami, the waitress Cici; in Chicago, the intellectual lawyer Lorena; and in New York, the "daddy's girl" Patricia. When the three women decide to visit him in Los Angeles, Thomas is in a big trouble.