In this romantic comedy, we meet Mickey Delos Santos, a Fil-Am chef played by the ever-cool Dante Basco. Mickey’s life takes a turn for the worse when his marriage to the gorgeous and successful fashion exec Avery Chua (KC Concepcion) hits the rocks.
Broke and heartbroken, Mickey hatches a crazy plan. He teams up with his wacky best friend Caspian (Kevin Kreider) to turn Lee, an awkward but charming suitor, into Avery’s dream guy.
As Mickey, Caspian, and Lee navigate the ups and downs of love, friendships, and self-discovery, we’re treated to a hilarious and heartwarming ride. The film’s lighthearted tone and relatable characters make it a perfect escape from the everyday grind, reminding us that love can come in the most unexpected ways.
While the movie might feel a bit rushed at times, it still manages to capture the vibrant energy and cultural diversity of New York City. The cinematography is on point, showcasing the city’s iconic landmarks and hidden gems.
Unlike some movies that shove Filipino pride down our throats, “Asian Persuasion” focuses on universal themes like love, forgiveness, and self-discovery. It’s a film that everyone can enjoy, regardless of their background.
KC Concepcion makes a stunning comeback in her role as Avery, bringing depth and vulnerability to the character. Her chemistry with Dante Basco is undeniable, making their on-screen romance feel real and authentic.
While the movie could have dug deeper into the characters’ backstories and explored their relationships in more detail, it still delivers a heartwarming and entertaining experience.
Overall, “Asian Persuasion” is a delightful romantic comedy that celebrates the power of love, resilience, and second chances. It’s a film that will leave you feeling good, reminding you that even when life throws you curveballs, love can always find a way. So, grab your popcorn, settle in, and get ready for a feel-good flick that’s sure to put a smile on your face.
Written : Tony Yson