Wednesday, September 16

in my life

i am not really a movie person, so much more tagalog. but in my life, i really wanted to see. not because this is vilma santos' comeback movie but because for the first time, a gay themed movie was advertised so openly in the philippines. i got the chance to watch in my life before everybody else did, sureseats at ayala, first showing.

luis manzano, who's been rumored gay ever since played john lloyd cruz' partner. vilma santos, luis' mother in real life acted the same role but this time as a short tempered librarian. although there were other characters in the movie, the story revolved mainly around these three. i'd love to talk so much about how the story went but that would kill everyone's excitement. so i'd rather keep this to a review like entry.


in my life wasn't entirely dramatic, in fact there were funny moments, mostly reminding me of my mother. but i can't help but feel sorry for john lloyd's character. he moved me. he was the character i can relate to. the line,
tita, ano bang naging kasalanan ko sayo. all i did was love your son at pati na rin ikaw. minahal kita, pero ang damot damot niyo...
made me bawl my eyes out. i literally felt my heart crushed on the floor. i wanted to just hug him and tell him it'll be alright. gawd! that's how effective his acting was! very subtle, effortless...

so was vilma santos', very realistic and natural in her portrayal of the role. the personality of her character was very distinct, even the mannerisms and word use. "gets ko talaga (i really get it)"

luis' role, although significant in the story, was just plain. he improved according to friends, but i can't say because i haven't seen any of his past movies. then again, playing a gay role and kissing john lloyd in the movie is an achievement, so i guess i'll just give him credit.

there's really no excuse to miss in my life. let a story of how the love of two men, teaches a woman to move on and live again be told.

2 comments:

Yona said...

Saw the movie yesterday with Dhon, Jenny, Borj, and Beejing. Grabeeee!!! I love it! In love na kong John Lloyd. Heavy hilak among show uy.. =D

JAbbeRedONiON said...

diba? maka inlove jud ni john lloyd noh bisan gay iyang role sa movie...