8 Reasons “Bar Boys”
Set The Bar
By Tim Henares
Out of all the films we’ve seen in the last #PPP, it’s safe to say that our favorite was “Bar Boys,” directed by Kip Oebanda, and starring Carlo Aquino, Enzo Pineda, and Rocco Nacino. It was a coming-of-age kind of film that really, really knew its target audience, but also manages to endear itself to non-law students as well.
Here are 8 reasons why this film should be on your shortlist if you still have a few cinemas showing it…
8. The student stories are relatable all around.
You don’t have to be a law student to relate to how terror teachers operate. From the underrated Odette Khan’s appearance alone, you can already tell that you are looking at a pretty realistic take on the post-grad world, and the insane demands they have on you. And you thought college was tough.
7. Kundimans really help you review.
Listening to Kundimans while reviewing for law school is brilliant advice. Why did it take so long for people to share this secret gem?!?
6. Minimal Kean Cipriano.
Kean Cipriano, despite being billed as 1/4th of the main cast, was hardly in the film, thereby upping the quality of acting by default. Justice for Kean, indeed.
5. A slice of life presentation.
At the cost of bringing up a few plot points and then never bringing them up again, a lot of the idiosyncrasies of Law School life really came to the fore at key points. From the no-strings-attached hookup culture some law students end up with, to the multiple reasons why frats are an inescapable part of Law School one way or another, it’s all there for one to pore through.