Comedian Jo Koy has sold out theaters around the world, and starred in comedy specials on Comedy Central and Netflix. But even in his long and successful career, Easter Sunday marks his first lead role in a movie.
Loosely based on his experiences with his only family, the film revolves around his relatives gathering for the titular holiday, which he calls "the Filipino Super Bowl." As expected, not everyone in the family is getting along, leading Joe to juggle patching up decades-old wounds while trying to bond with his son. Not helping matters is Joe's cousin Eugene (the hilarious Eugene Cordero) who is in deep debt to a local gangster (Asif Ali).
Easter Sunday blew well past Easter this year. Instead, it opens August 5.