2017

All of You

All of me

FILM INFO

Gab and Gabby, two individuals who have strong opposing views on love and marriage, fall in love and agree to be in a committed relationship. As they hit their 3-year mark, the couple find themselves back to where they started as they asked themselves where their relationship is headed. All of You is directed by Dan Villegas under MJM Productions and Quantum Films.

Casts: Jennylyn Mercado, Derek Ramsay, Sam Milby, Solenn Heussaff, Yayo Aguila, Kean Cipriano, Nico Antonio, Enzo Marcos, Via Antonio, Hannah Ledesma, Kelvin Yu

Genre: Romance, Comedy

WHAT I LIKE?

All of You is a movie that has raw emotions and intentions to its target audience. From the beginning, it is true to its intention to show a glimpse of a normal relationship and the struggles of the couple through simple yet striking scenes all throughout the movie. Moreover, the film will show the two sides of the coin for the audience to see different perspectives from each of the gender involved. All of You is a good mixture of Romance, Comedy and Drama geared towards a more direct approach in conflict setting. What I like about the movie is how the Director played well on conversations and pure emotions to convey pain and even happiness of the characters. The plot is simple however the moral lesson the movie is trying to impart is indeed deep and relevant. At some point, I can put my shoes to either Gab or  Gabby as they have presented well the demand of the conflict material. Overall, the movie is not suitable for younger audiences due to mature topics. Acting-wise, I am satisfied as usual with the Derek and Jennylyn tandem. Derek was the perfect fit for the role. He is just a great charmer and good actor as well. Jennylyn, on the other hand, was still at her best form. She was just natural and beautiful to watch on the big screen. What I like about All of You is the fact that it is a big improvement from all other Dan Villegas movies in the past.

WHAT I DON’T LIKE?

Lowering your expectations for All of You might help you a bit. I didn’t fully like the ending though. Regardless of these forgivable flaws, I must say that All of You is still a good flick to watch this MMFF 2017!

RATINGS:

8/10 Popcorns.

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2016

How to be Yours

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How To Be Yours is a subtle Romantic Pinoy piece from the magical hands of Dan Villegas that veered away from the loud romcomm formula and settled with a little “pabebe” plot this time. The film is not as expected for those die-hard romantic Pinoy film fans but will surely please majority of its matured viewers with a realism plot that is very relatable nowadays. The plot was presented well and organized enough to establish the conflict and realization between career and love. I loved the central focus of the film as it is relatable to me as well 🙂 Conversations are downgraded this time. A bit cheesy but somehow bearable. Thanks to Bea & Gerald’s acting prowess. Their chemistry is good. It is not as memorable compared with Always be My Maybe & English Only Please but How to be Yours is a Star Cinema masterpiece still worth-watching. 4/5 stars for me for being so spot on.

2016

Walang Forever

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For me, no wonder why Walang Forever won the Best Picture for MMFF 2015. The film is a mirror of reality – a reality about love. Clichè as it may be coined but the word “walang forever” was given a whole new interpretation with maturity. Youngsters may aspire for this kind of status nowadays but the film showed depth as it presented a solid plot about selfless love, second chances & forgiveness. I recommend this film to shallow youngsters who have misconception about love. Other than a compelling storyline, Walang Forever’s strength lies with Jennylyn & Jericho itself. The two lead actors’ chemistry was really strong. I commend Jericho for being his best. Jennylyn was impressive as always. They both complimented well with each other. Their acting fits the demand of the story. Scenes were indeed relatable as it depicted norm of the society. It need not to have those striking lines for it to be so striking as the flow of the story will bring you to heartwarming realization that FOREVER really exist. Shed some tears along the way. For me, the best Pinoy ROMCOM Film to date. Hats off Dan Villegas on this.