Movie Review: Miss You Like Crazy

I'm back! After a almost a year of laziness and work preventing me from writing movie reviews like before, the itch returned and this is me scratching it.
Well this is actually the third full movie I watched for the year, and I was unable to review the first two, Invictus and The Red Shoes. I'm unsure if I still want to write something about them.
I can't guarantee I'll write a review for every full movie I watch from now on, but I'll try.
Here we go:

2010 Movie Review #1
Feb 23, 2010

I was actually on my way home when Koi from OneCore received a call from @piamagalona, and she said she had some extra tickets to the movie.
Kapal naman my face so I asked if I could tag along. Premiere night at Megamall! Sweeeeet!

Star Cinema gave one more chance to the John Lloyd and Bea love-team in this movie directed by Ms. Cathy Garcia-Molina, who also directed JLC's more recent movies with Sarah Geronimo. (I just learned that this director likes having the leading lady wear wigs which I think is hilarious. Nice touch!)
The love team that gives everyone butterflies in the stomach and makes your hair stand on end is back in another song-title-turned-movie. Was it any good? let's see...


Alan Alvarez (John Lloyd Cruz) is an account manager in the bank owned by the family of his girlfriend of four years, Daphne Recto (Maricar Reyes). While he's sure he loves her and has no regrets about the life and love he's chosen, he's been feeling restless and lonely, asking himself if this is the life he really wants.

Mia Samonte (Bea Alonzo) works as a front desk officer in a hotel in Malaysia. She and Alan have their fateful meeting on board the Pasig River Ferry. Mia is a breath of fresh air in Alan's otherwise stale and stifling existence.

Fate and faith, and time and timing are two of the themes discussed in the film. And yes, the idea of a whirlwind romance. Could you really fall in love with a stranger in a matter of days? And should that prove to be real, can your love withstand time and distance? Can that love survive the reality heartbreak brought about by history and an innate sense of responsibility and decency?

I actually came into this movie not watching a single trailer nor even seeing the poster. What I don't like about some local trailers is that they give so much away.
Anyways, let's sound it off:

- The movie for me was a little dragging, kinda predictable yet had kilig-moments that Filipinos will just eat up
- Some scenes were just too long and I found myself checking my phone, playing with my bucket of popcorn or chewing on my straw
- The movie buff in me says it's predictable but I still saw the genuine shock in the audience as events unfolded. So let me know if your found it predictable like I.
- There's just something with these actors, but every move makes the audience scream.. (no not me, i pramis! haha)
- The Support cast did their part and I especially liked Ketchup's character, ang kulit!
- Then I hope Ina Feleo does well also. I remember her on stage when I was still in school. She's very talented.
- I enjoyed One More Chance a little more than this. I think it's not really something you'll remember years from now

GRADE = 6.5 / 10

Well, that's just my opinion. What the hell do I know?
I still encourage you guys to watch it. It's still an enjoyable movie.
And I assure you, the song will get stuck in your head for a while!

Complete Cast
John Lloyd Cruz
Bea Alonzo
Maricar Reyes
Jun Urbano
Ryan Eigenmann
Malou De Guzman
Ina Feleo
Ketchup Eusebio
Dianne Medina
and Bembol Roco

Special Guest Appearance Tirso Cruz III
Noel Trinidad

Introducing Gerald Hans Isaac (Malaysian Actor)

Directed by Ms. Cathy Garcia-Molina

Miss You Like Crazy opens in Philippine theaters on February 24, 2010.


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