It’s the first day of 2013 and I watched another Pinoy movie, now on big screen, and another Angel Locsin’s film. I’m not her fan and I think it’s just a coincidence that I was able to watch another film of her. Let me give you another shot of a movie review.
The first thing that catched my attention is the editing of the film. It disturbed me a lot because it literally cut each scenes making an impression that the first part has deleted scenes.Though the editing is not that smooth in the first part, the latter part of the film is “somehow” better.
My professor would always tell us that directing is 90% casting/acting. In this film, every lead actor who portrayed his role had hit that mark. Most of the characters they played are rational that they don’t settle much on emotions as they consider all the possible solutions in their situation. So, don’t expect war freak characters in this film.
Martyr, that’s what Zanjoe Marudo. Very kind and giving, that’s Angelica Panganiban. Fighter, that’s Angel Locsin. Dingdong Dantes, a very loyal and loving husband.
Also, there are a lot of punch lines that was not delivered well. The lines have resemblance with “No Other Woman” and “A Secret Affair” which will give you the expectation that it should be delivered that way. Unfortunately, Carmina Villaroel and Angelica Panganiban, failed to do this part. I’m pertaining to the comedy part. The child actor’s punch line has more impact to me and the audience that we laugh in that particular scene. That’s a miss for the director. The actors sound like their trying hard to meet the peg.
The film’s screenplay is not a typical story of a happy family. It’s a debate of morality against the love for a child. The good thing about the story is that you will not get mad with the characters’ actions because you will be forced to put you’re feet in their shoes giving you a hanging question, “Will you do that if you’re in their situation?”
I only wish that the next film with the same theme as this won’t follow the peg of “No Other Woman,” using intense lines, because it stereotyped a film. Sometimes, the lines are not necessary because the experience and lesson are more than enough to learn something about the film.
4.0 stars out of 5 stars