Cinta’s laughable friends Milly and Mamet from Ada Apa Dengan Cinta? (What’s Up with Love?), or AADC, lapse with a spin-off centered on their matrimony life. Helmed by comedian Ernest Prakasa, Milly Mamet is a intrigue play with reduction intrigue and some-more comedy.
The film starts with a high propagandize reunion between Mamet (Dennis Adishwara) and Cinta’s (Dian Sastrowardoyo) squad of friends: Milly (Sissy Prescillia), Karmen (Adinia Wirasti), Maura (Titi Kamal) and Cinta herself. Mamet sees Milly being left in a bar by her beloved Rama (Surya Saputra) and takes her home in his aged car. It breaks down on a way, of course. The dual speak while watchful for a automechanic to come, and their adore life kicks off from there.
Skipping four years ahead, Milly and Mamet are married. Milly is a stay-at-home mom who takes caring of their baby Sakti, while Mamet works during Milly’s father’s (Roy Marten) weave company. A exhilarated evidence with his father-in-law leads to Mamet resigning, right around a time his college best crony Alex (Julie Estelle) recruits him to open a restaurant. Alex tows in her beloved James (Yoshi Sudarso) as a financier and Mamet joins in, vehement to practice his cooking passion. Now evidence a problems!
Previously a banker, Milly gets wearied of staying during home and believes that she needs to hoop her father’s business. She also gets sceptical of Alex, and suspects James of illegally receiving a income he uses for a restaurant. Mamet’s finish trust in Alex and his condemnation of Milly operative get in a way, and their matrimony gets tested.
Milly Mamet serves zero conspicuous story-wise; a tract has a seared start, a predicted course and a prosaic finish. However, it works as a comedy film oh-so-well, interjection to Ernest.
Mamet is an prolongation of his AADC-self, a naïve man who embraces a fact that he is a boundary of everyone’s jokes. He constantly invites laughter, conscious or not. Milly, on a other hand, drifts divided from her slow-witted high propagandize self. In fact, she appears rather intelligent here, being surrounded by “dumber” characters and all.
The dual star in a usually dual prolonged jokeless scenes in a film – both see a dual in a climactic argument. In one of them, Ernest tactfully places Milly to face a camera while Mamet has his behind to it. Not that Dennis Adishwara is terrible during thespian scenes, though Sissy Prescillia’s critical opening is simply stunning.
Every other scene, and roughly any other character, is comical.
The ancillary characters are one-dimensional, any with a particular trait and approach of talking. Milly’s housekeeper Sari (Arafah Rianti) is a trusting lady who talks with a forsaken accent, a series one delight jukebox. Two song superstars, Isyana Sarasvati and Melly Goeslaw perform comedy surprisingly well. The former plays a purpose of James’ secretary who talks to her pet fish and names her pet cat “Anjing” (dog). The latter, who also sang AADC and AADC 2’s soundtracks, acts as Mamah Itje, an Instagram food-reviewer who is maybe a comedic take on a outspoken Muslim preacher, Mamah Dedeh.
Ernest himself appears as Yongki, one of a mantle factory’s workers. Yongki does not broach any oral jokes, though still entertains copiousness with his messy appearance and waggish caps – one says “Anda sopan kami segan” (we are common when we are polite). Ernest’s fans will really notice via a film that many of a jokes, not usually Yongki’s, have a identical tinge to his stand-up acts. It’s transparent that Ernest is a comedic mind behind Milly Mamet, and an considerable one during that.
Milly Mamet stands on a own. Those who haven’t watched AADC or a supplement won’t get mislaid perplexing to follow a story. But this means that a film fails to sell on a nostalgia. The characters, and Mamet’s destitute car, are a usually ones anchoring this film to a AADC universe.
So, Milly Mamet is not for those looking to relive Cinta and Rangga’s memories by a violent adore story. Instead, squeeze some popcorn for 101 mins of a good time during a cinema, since Ernest Prakasa has got it.
The film hits theaters on Dec. 20. (iru/kes)