One of the most magical things about watching a movie is that it can magically transport you to any place and anytime in matters of seconds. Expect this to happen to you when you go watch Catastropico this weekend. Yes, I low-key just made plans for you and I have no shame.
Here's the lowdown. Catastropico is a comedy-meets-action film that is 100 percent Dominican. This means, directed by a Dominican with a Dominican cast, and filmed in the Dominican Republic. #PlatanoPower
Although it already premiered in the island back in ending 2016, this Spanglish flick will make its U.S. theatrical debut on Friday, Aug. 11. in select theaters across New York, New Jersey, Miami, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts.
In a nutshell, the flick is about a spoiled Hollywood actress, who struggles to get back to civilization after the crash of her private jet botches the kidnap attempt, leaving her stranded in the jungle with her irritating assistant and her inept hijacker. Now, if this is not up your ally, the film will also introduce you to the wonderful Caribbean island and everything it has to offer.
Don't believe me? Just check out all the reasons you'll most probably want to travel to DR after watching Catastropico.
The movie is directed by Dominican Jorge Hazoury and includes a talented cast of Dominican actors such as Johnny Sky, William Liriano, and Vladimir Acevedo. Basically, you'll realize three things: Dominicans are funny, humble, and real AF!
2. 'Que Lo Que?'
We don't want to spoil the movie for you, but prepare yourself to take notes! In Catastropico you'll hear Dominican slangs left and right. My personal fave is "Que lo Que?" meaning "What's up?" but with much more swag.
Y seguimos!! Qué harás este weekend? Dejarás que te lo cuenten? Disfruta de #catastropico en todos los cines de @caribbeancinemasrd #DowntownCenter #CinemacentroMalecon #Galeria360 #HollywoodDiamond #CoralMall #Megaplex10 #HollywoodIsland #Bavaro #MultiplazaRomana #CinemacentroCibao #Hollywood7 #LasColinas
Again, don't want to spoil it for you, but there's this one scene that will make you ~literally~ lick your fingers. Mark my words.
4. Punta Cana
In the midst of the action-packed film, you'll also discover how beautiful the island really is. Especially Punta Cana, the easternmost tip of the Dominican Republic, where most of the movie was filmed.
5. Johnny Sky
Este es Pedro, la timidez es su mayor atributo, es el edecán de Audrey, donde tendrá como su mayor reto descifrar las expresiones de Usnavy para poder subsistir a lo largo de su interminable aventura, sin descuidar su objetivo. Conoce si Pedro logra dejar atrás su timidez el próximo 22 de Diciembre en todos los cines del país. #catastropico #cinedominicano #johnnysky @johnnyskymusic
And, you'll unearth the country's true talent. For example, Johnny Sky, who portrays Pedro in the movie, is a bachata singer IRL. On that note, you'd have to travel to DR to get your fix of bachata.
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