By Heinrich Domingo
Eugene Domingo, in the critically-acclaimed Babae sa Septic Tank (2011), enumerates three types of acting, ‘elevator’ – low to high range intensity of acting, ‘TV Patrol’ – over the top acting, and as is acting. There, she showed how performance varies depending on the character portrayed. Girlfriend for Hire employs TV Patrol acting and stops at that. At the center are Andre Paras and Yassi Pressman who unnecessarily gave too much in an apparent effort to win the crowd. Whispers became shouts, smirks became grins, and giggles became laughter. The message of the film (if there is any), was lost by the overzealous main characters flashed on the big screen.