Unlike many Asian Americans, who support anything that is produced by another Asian, This is such a poor product. Believe me, I want the movie to be "good", but it isn't. Read morePublished on July 15 2004
The Debut snaps a shot of Filipino-American life with strong pace and a rich color palette. The basic plotline isn't really the point here; it's the retelling of a universal story... Read morePublished on June 17 2004 by Christopher Cabaldon
I recently watched The Debut with my Filipina daughter-in-law. She agreed that it is an accurate picture of life in a Philippino family and community. Read morePublished on Feb. 24 2004 by Mary Haunreiter
You can rate and review this DVD from several angles. I give it five stars just for the monumental effort that was put forth by everyone involved in this movie. Read morePublished on Jan. 11 2004 by E. Laway
Okay, by now you pretty much know the primary plot: Ben, Filipino-American adolescent, is having problems with his all-too-strict father, who wants his son to become a doctor... Read morePublished on Jan. 8 2004 by Dennis!
The Debut is a great movie for all to see. It depicts Filipino American life in a realistic manner. When I saw the movie I kept thinking to my self, 'that is so my family'. Read morePublished on Jan. 4 2004 by Amazon Customer
This movie was ok. I thought Better Luck Tomrrow was a lot better. The soundtrack was hot and so were many of the songs in the movie. Read morePublished on Dec 30 2003 by Jim
A wicked first feature for director Gene Cajayon, The Debut is sincere albeit predictable. However, having said that, it is predictable only because the theme of the movie is so... Read morePublished on Dec 7 2003 by Miguel B. Llora