Sometimes, all you need is a great set of friends to go through everything in life. Yes, including law school.
Law school is often seen as the most difficult time a /future/ lawyer would have to face before getting the title “Attorney.” It’s not wrong though, law school is hard.
But Bar Boys was able to portray such a ‘difficult’ time into something light, funny, and relatable to people even outside the world of law.
A story surrounding four men and their journey in law school, Bar Boys talked about the challenges that their friendship and personal lives face while making their dreams come true.
The four characters, portrayed by Carlo Aquino, Enzo Pineda, Rocco Nacino and Kean Cipriano, showed the different types of law students one will encounter in school.
Rocco plays a happy-go-lucky student who has the full support of his family. Enzo is an only child whose dream is to make his father proud of him. Carlo is a student who came from a struggling family. While Kean portrays a friend that gets left behind as he is the only one in the barkada who didn’t get into law school.
Throughout the movie, viewers will feel a roller coaster of emotions; love, pain, happiness, fear, anger, etc. Much like what one would feel when they enter law school.
Apart from being a unique law school themed movie, Bar Boys was able to portray the law school life in the lightest way possible. But of course, common law school issues like the fraternities ‘paddle initiation’ was also tackled.
What makes this movie more amazing is the research process in putting this film together.
Film Director Kip Oebanda spent more than a year researching, engaging with law students and graduates of different law schools, even professors, and judges in order to achieve the correct portrayal of the Philippine law school industry.
“It helped that I was not a law student so I was able to look into their world from an outsider’s point of view,” Oebanda said.
Bar Boys is produced by TropicFilms Production and Wild Sound Studios and is an official entry to the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP).
Catch Bar Boys in cinemas nationwide from August 16 to August 22, 2017.
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