It was a surprise blockbuster movie of 2015 for Star Cinema and Viva Films considering the very obvious non-chemistry tandem of Piolo Pascual and Sarah Geronimo but I was surprised at how good the movie was intertwined.
Although a typical Filipino romantic drama for its genre, the story is perfectly woven to give the audience a nice movie experience in terms of its editing. The director (Dan Villegas) really understood how the story should really flow and the pacing has a continuous speed that will not make the moviegoers get bored. As always, it did not veer away with the usual family problems (as it always is the part of any Filipino movie) and love complications. In spite of the cliched happy ending, the movie could’ve been better if they went to a not-so-happy or an open ending.
The cinematography somehow didn’t help set some tone to most of the scene but I can live with it as long as the acting performances of both leads are better and I must say Sarah’s acting is impressive. I didn’t like her acting chops when it comes to drama but here, she is a revelation and you can feel her pain and sadness especially her confrontation scene with Piolo and as always, the latter’s acting skills are good, no denying about it. I was hoping for some cheesy and noteworthy lines and quotes but can’t remember one well except for “Do me a favor!” but it won’t count.
One of the solid part of the movie though that catches my attention is the soundtrack used for this film. Both original songs and renditions are really heartfelt and brought a whole new meaning to the movie.
All in all, the movie is an entertaining movie but I can only watch this kind of movie when someone will treat me. I will give this movie a 3 out of 5 stars. Photo credits to Star Cinema and Viva Films.