Yesterday, I did a movie marathon of sorts. I watched 2 Tagalog movies back to back on DVD.
Movie #1 is Bridal Shower. It's the story of 3 women, going through different tough times in their lives. Tates (Dina Bonnevie) was a woman with a promiscous past who feel in love with a guy who only used her to get money for his annulment. Sonya (Francine Prieto) was a two timer who got pregnant and didn't know who the father of her baby was. And lastly, Katie (Cherrie Pie Picache) was an overweight woman who has yet to find a man to love her.
Francine Prieto was not so palengkera in the movie. It was actually very fun to watch it. One of the funniest scenes throughout is when Joebert (Alfred Vargas), a macho dancer, and Katie were about to do the deed. Katie was insisting that they turn off the lights and Joebert wanted it turned on. When Katie was all naked, Joebert said "Patayin na nga lang natin ang ilaw."
The movie was peppered with one liners that would make you wish you thought of it. It was actually very funny. Also, it was very visual in that it puts in tag lines whenever the men are shown. Since the 3 women work in an ad agency, they use known tag lines. Like "Tender Juicy", "Finger-lickin good". Hindi kaya sila mademanda ng infringement?
Movie #2 is All my Life. It's a movie about finding love in the most unexpected times. Sam (Aga Muhlach) was a guy trying to live his short life to the fullest and Louie (Kristine Hermosa) was a gal who is organized to the point of being obsessive compulsive. The two are so different, it gives meaning to opposites attract.
They met on a cruise, Sam to be left alone by everyone who is worried about him and Louie to get away from a disastrous wedding. The scenes actually made me want to go on a Star Cruise (Second Honeymoon, perhaps?). For me, Aga Muhlach seems so old for Kristine Hermosa. They look more like brother and sister. But halfway through the movie, I just forgot that Aga was Aga and Kristine was Kristine, and just concentrated on the characters. I loved the ending. I cried buckets when Sam died. Kaya lang, the ending reminded me too much of another movie. Sam dying is just so A Walk to Remember, complete with monologue in the beginning and end of the movie. Sam recording messages for his would-be child reminded me of another movie. I can't remember the title but I know that I have watched it somewhere. But for a blah Sunday afternoon, watching it was actually a treat. Just forget that Aga is too old for Kristine.
So there. DA POGI and I actually enjoyed watching these films. And I thank my sister for providing us with the DVDs. I actually recommend both films for their entertainment value. :)
DA GANDA blogged @ 8/15/2004 06:40:00 PM