Even for her first major studio film under ABS-CBN Star Cinema, white-hot independent Filipino film writer-director Antoniette Jadaone, who is coming on the heels of the box-office and critical success of her “That Thing Called Tadhana”, was willing to take risks. While You’re My Boss – which she also wrote – falls under her solid romantic comedy genre, she took the challenge of directing an untested on-screen partnership in two international Filipino superstars: Coco Martin and Toni Gonzaga.
You’re My Boss has grossed Php65 million in just three days of showing in the Philippines. The film opened on Black Saturday, went head-to-head and toe-to-toe with powerhouse Hollywood movies like “Fast and Furious 7″, and more than held its own at the box office.
You’re My Boss is far from just being your usual case of rich girl-poor boy, love-hate storyline. It’s a role reversal for the characters of Pong (Martin) who is the humble assistant of Georgina, an alpha female of a boss. When Sir Albert (Freddie Webb), their company’s Chief Commercial Officer, goes on sabbatical, he assigns a very important deal to be handled by Georgina. When she meets with the client, Mr. Najimoto, the latter refuses to discuss business with anyone face-to-face except with the head honcho. Enter clueless Pong who Georgina conveniently introduces, under pretense, as the boss. Thus, the deal is on with Mr. Najimoto, and so is the make-believe arrangement between Pong and Georgina.