Glorietta 4, Cinema 3, November 21, 8:20pm
Avoid this film. Feel free to walk out in the first ten minutes. Pretentious, phony, pathetic. The saving grace: the nice domes in Russia used in most of the action sequences.
Friends who might appreciate it: those who haven’t seen a film for ten years.
ONE MORE CHANCE
Glorietta 4, Cinema 1, November 24, 12:30pm
Whether I like the film or not, the answer is yes, I like the film. Here are the reasons: less Star Cinema-tic in terms of cinematography (read: glossy) and characterization, the actors are good (if only GMA-7 could produce at least one John Lloyd Cruz), the direction is well thought of but not pretentious (and far better than Jose Javier Reyes’) and most especially, the script has a lot of “relate” factor. Some scenes will make you cry not because the actors are literally crying but simply because the lines will somewhat hit that soft spot in you. It’s either you’re currently in their shoes or you’ve been there, done that. The scriptwriter(s) must have undergone and coped up the spell of love, pain, heartbreak and moving on. Move over, Mel Mendoza-del Rosario.
Friends who might appreciate it: those who had just switched to Clear Anti-Dandruff Shampoo.