After the success of Bakit Di Ka Crush ng Crush mo, Kim Chiu and Xian Lim are back on big screen through their new romantic comedy film Bride for Rent.
Plot that's not new
Without mentioning any movie as an example, the story of Bride for Rent is definitely not new. Welcome the famous cliche of Rich boy meets poor girl and the need of hiring a woman to pretend as a wife.
Perhaps, if it's other love team and Star Cinema had no persuasive trailer I'll not bother to watch it. Another factor is Kim and Xian's charisma.
Now if you look for something new, don't bother to line up in the nearest or fartest cinema in you- you'll 200 pesos can be use in something useful.
Kim strikes again
Kim and comedian-book author Ramon Bautista saved whatever flaws the movie got. Here, Kim did give big contribution to make the whole film working. She did slapstick and passable over acting spiels. But effective and selling especially if you like her. I do by the way. With Xian, I can't feel something special or any greatness in his acting. He's just become lovelier because of his looks ( though I hate his hairdo) but acting wise no improvement. Okay once in while he shouts, throw tantrums or stares.
I commend Pilita Corales (Lala of Xian) because she has super special role here like Empoy( bff of Xian). The rest of the cast including Dennis Padilla, Matt Evans , Lloyd Zaragoza and others are just fine.
The angst of Roco (Xian's character) boils down to deep disappointment. And it's true that the one that can hurts you most is also the one that you love the most.
I's really difficult to forgive- not only because of wrongdoings but also if the person is someone that is close to your heart. Well, life is a roller coaster ride. We can't expect everyone acts in the same straight line in any situation. We can't stop to yell, close our eyes or cry. So better to love, care, feel lost and learn to forgive.