Maya (Lustre) is a girl who has always held a pessimistic view of the rain, reminding her of failed love and other depressing things. Will the rain ever stop her in her journey to overcome past heartaches?
Lisang is two years late. After dying from a complication of diabetes in her 60's, Lisang has overstayed in her waiting room in purgatory, occasionally causing other souls trouble for her ... See full summary »
Christine (Liza Soberano) an Art Studies major student at University of the Philippines Diliman a smart and very ambitious who is in a relationship with a Biology student at University of Santo Tomas, Raf (Enrique Gil) a very total opposite character of Christine.Written by
The movie caught me off guard with its impressively dramatic lines, as other mainstream movies always do. A relatable story between two what-ifs romance, that also tapped into historical revisionism issues in a light emotion-grabbing process. 🙌
Sadly, dramatic lines wouldn't be enough to band-aid a bad formulaic screenplay. As the film jumps between two timelines at the beginning, a non-linear narrative became its matchstick for my underdeveloped attachment to liz-queen relationship. The introduction to our characters' relationship was cut short, and non-distinctive if you compare it to other Jadaone or star cinema films. They had the chance to be distinctive with their UP-UST cultural relationship, but the film did not delve into that and choses to have generic-advertisement-type of cheesy connection.
The absence of character background, and arc on Enrique's role contributed to shortfall of the romance that film wanted to establish in the first place, as if the whole movie is solely about Liza.
It would be a great movie if the story was marketed and developed in focus of Liza's ordeal, and not a story of romance rushed, cramped, confined, and forced to ''appear original''.
Do not believe me, it was a great watch for valentines season, if you are for good soundtrack and heart-breaking lines.
and the movie trailer was really great.
13 of 15 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this