That Thing Called TADHANA (2014)
There are all kinds of LOVE in this world, but never the same LOVE twice -
F. Scott Fitzgerald
A couple of pairs that said the line above are church leaders, so it's easy to understand that they did not like the expletives uttered by Mace and Anthony like it was the most natural thing in the world. My parents on the other hand, loved it(the story and execution, not the expletives).
Minus those expletives and the things Mace implied in the movie, it has a great story. Maybe the only flaw was when Mace asked Anthony where he lives and he answered, "Secret nga eh!" My reaction was that of confusion. Wasn't that the first thing Anthony told Mace? He introduced himself, told her his address and promised that he wasn't a maniac.
Others were saying that the grammar and syntax was a big laugh. Some say those naysayers are just envious of Jadaone because she won 3rd place for the screenplay of this film(Palanca Awards). Haist! If there were indeed other flaws, it's immaterial to me. To each his own.
What I know is that I loved the story, the movie and the flow. I also loved the beautiful place high above the clouds(Mount Kiltepan) where Mace(Angelica) was able to shout to release all the angst and her excess baggage. I am thankful that it was shown in the movie because I don't think I could survive going there without having a heart attack.
Since I don't want to give you spoilers, then I guess I have to end this here.
Kudos to the whole cast and crew!
- 3rd Place, Dulang Pampelikula(Screenplay): That thing called Tadhana by Ms. Antoinette H. Jadaone PALANCA AWARDS
- From Wikipedia:
2014 Cinema One Originals Film Festival
|The Babysitters||Paolo O'Hara||Jason Gainza, Katya Santos, Jhiz Deocareza|
|Bitukang Manok||Alec Figuracion||Missy Maramara, Guji Lorenzana, Ken Anderson, Mara Lopez, Teri Malvar|
|Esprit de Corps||Kanakan-Balintagos||Sandino Martin, JC Santos, Lharby Policarpio, Garry Lim|
|Hindi Sila Tatanda||Malay Javier||Kean Cipriano, Dawn Jimenez, Mara Lopez, Ketchup Eusebio||Best Musical Score (Tengal Drilon)|
|Lorna||Sigrid Andrea Bernardo||Shamaine Centenera Buencamino, Lav Diaz, Felix Roco, Ma. Isabel Lopez, Raquel Villavicencio||Best Supporting Actress (Ma. Isabel Lopez)|
|Red||Jay Abello||Jericho Rosales, Mercedes Cabral, Nico Antonio, Mylene Dizon, JM Rodriguez||Best Screenplay (Jay Abello & Dwight Gaston)|
|Seoul Mates||Nash Ang||Mimi Juareza, Jisoo Kim|
|Soap Opera||Remton Zuasola||Lovi Poe, Rocco Nacino, Bugoy Cariño, Matt Daclan, Natileigh Sitoy, Chris Perris, Lex Zander Flores, Mercedes Cabral||Best Actor (Matt Daclan)|
|That Thing Called Tadhana||Antoinette Jadaone||Angelica Panganiban, JM de Guzman|