Showing posts with label sarah geronimo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sarah geronimo. Show all posts

Monday, June 9, 2014

Maybe This Time...Sarah Geronimo & Coco Martin

I know that Coco Martin is one of the hottest and award-winning actors of today's generation. IMHO, he slowly taking over Piolo Pascual's place, not because the latter star's fade away but Coco is just receiving almost same amount of followers during his peak.  But of all his award-winning independent films ( that I wish to see as well) and top rated teleserye, it is only third time in Maybe This Time where he paired with Sarah Geronimo I completely watch his acting skill.




Maybe with some other story


There were scenes in the film that made us laugh, giggle and could relate to.  But to be honest, I don't think this is the best movie yet of Coco or even Sarah. I don't know if I'm accustomed to see Sarah with John Lloyd Cruz ( A Very Special Love,  You Changed My Life, and It Takes a Man and a Woman)  but I think if  not they are  cool love tandem in the big screen, the story of the movie is not appealing.

All of Martin's followers  know that he's forte is acting. Perhaps it's because he came from family from poor and humble family before joining mainstream showbiz. And I don't know why I couldn't feel the sincerity of his being poor in the film. It's like he wasn't challenge to do it compare to his other movie Noy with Erich Gonzales. I even like more his character in Born To Love You with Angeline Quinto but yeah Maybe This Time is a certified box office hit compare  to the two other movies.

Hopefully his next movie will not be again emphasizing that he's guapo but too poor if his your lover. We already saw that in Walan Hanggan ( Julia Montes) at Ikaw Lamang ( with Kim Chiu).

About Sarah,  I heard someone said that she shows different acting here. For me almost, I prefer her confrontation scene with Ruffa Gutierrez , who's very good  here as a socialite lover of Coco. She's effective by the way.

Reflection:
The movie tells  about misunderstandings and taking risks for love. Life is simple actually in different aspects and angle but when it comes to love it seems everything become complicated. Ruffa's character Monica Valencia is a classic example of a woman who falls in love with a guy.  But she  finds hard to accepts him because of his background though she loves him.

Will you doubt if a person says she loves someone but wishing to change him?  Another question is will you change so you can be ready for your sweetheart? 
   

Sunday, April 28, 2013

It Takes A Man and A Woman...It's the Tandem

There's a long gap between the last movie the I watched  and It Takes A Man And A Woman. It may be that's the added factor why I exert effort to watch this movie in the big screen.  But  I guess, the major element why  I like this third installment of movie series of John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo was because their movie and tandem exuded sunny aura. It's like if you're stressed, just watch them.

Review:

Nowadays, John Lloyd is the favorite leading men for young actresses. He had movies with Bea Alonzo ( One More Chance, Miss You Like Crazy and The Mistress), Toni Gonzaga ( My Amnesia Girl) and Angel Locsin ( Unofficially Yours) that were box office hits. I wonder what if he paired with Marian Rivera and Anne Curtis.  But it seems so far, his  team up with Sarah is what people clamors and I can't contest to that.
one more chance with Bea Alonzo
my Amnesia Girl with Toni Gonzaga
Unofficially Yours

The difference among It Takes..., You Change My Life and A Very Special Love, is that in It Takes   Sarah showed maturity in her role as Laida Magtalas and her acting while in the first two installments, you would like her because of her comedic timing. See her dialogue with John Lloyd in the elevator after she submitted her resignation letter and tell me what's your verdict.

Zoila and Company ( Matet De Leon, Gio Alvarez and Joross Gamboa) is also the staple ingredient of this movie franchise.  Actually, they can feat against  John Lloyd and Sarah when it comes to spiels.  I also like the idea that the older siblings of Miggy Montenegro (JLC) - Rowell Santiago, Johnny Revilla and Bing Pimentel- had longer exposure and at the same time showed their other sides. They even danced in this movie,huh!

If you're looking for JLC's deep acting scene then I recommend the one after he was kick out from the board and Laida found him in his father's mausoleum. But the best scenes in the movie that gave moral values were:
1. Laida's Mother ( Irma Adlawan) gave her advice about forgiveness
2. The taped video of Miggy's late father ( Dante Rivero)  where he explained the difference between being best and being good.


There were part of the movie that I found cheesy and unbelievable, like Laida being the cover story of new magazine. Well anyway, Laida is inspirational woman so that's fine.

Reflection:

One crucial problem that Laida encountered was when her father cheated on her mother. Her mother even went to her in New York. But surprisingly, Mrs. Magtalas forgave his father.  I agree that forgiving is difficult to do. Sometimes it's harder than loving someone. Hello there's love at first sight but not forgiveness at first glance.

But like happiness, a person can also choose to forgive. Sometimes, its not about ego, emotion or logic but just giving it to end a concern. Forgiveness was my dilemma too before, when my elder sister and I had rift that lasted 7 years. I was so sick and tired of her superiority complex, mood and unacceptable words that time. To tell, you those 7 years, felt like I had burden in my back that I'm always in the mode to fight and to feel less. I wished to end the rift but I couldn't claim defeat. Because I couldn't think of any bad things that I did to hurt her  in that one dark night.

But with people around us and may be because of our maturity, we just learn to let go the ill feeling. I wished I could castigate her before, but I preferred to keep silent in the end. Just to patch up whatever differences we had.  To this date, we're okay and chitchat once in a while.

In the end, what I can say forgiveness will set you free and will  make you totally move on with your life.