I wish I could write about every play, movie musical or television show, magazine, novel, comic book, short story, poem or song that have touched my heart, but...
Anyways, my old blog went pfft, but there's no use crying over spilt milk.
So here's to a fresh start. Cheers!
Barcelona: A love untold (2016)
Four "Free" Tickets from E-Plus (in actuality, PhP3.00 each)
Directed by: Olivia Lamasan
Written by:Olivia Lamasan and Carmi Raymundo
Thank goodness I finally was able to watch this film. I did not expect much because thought it was just going to be "the same old story" or probably it was going to be too commercial, but after being so impressed with these two young actors in SHE'S DATING THE GANGSTER, CRAZY BEAUTIFUL YOU and the update of PANGAKO SA 'YO, even if I am not a die hard fan, I told myself I have to watch this.
I was intending to watch this with Joy, but I was still on the road around the time she said she was going to watch this, then we became so busy and when we had time to watch movies, dad wanted to prioritise his provincial hero, Hermano Puli and the update of The Magnificent Seven. The Pentatonix Concert's tickets were purchased much earlier(and I didn't even realise it was a Saturday) so watching this film got shelved.
Since it was past the eighth day, we were able to watch this movie using our complimentary passes from E-Plus. We have tons of complimentary passes, but we could not use them because on the 8th day, the movies we could watch in regular cinemas get transferred to the Director's Club(We are really hoping and praying that they-SM Cinemas-would do this...For senior citizens watching at any Director's Club cinema during Mondays and Tuesdays to lessen the base amount(For example that regular cinema's price is 230, they should make it 410-230) instead of just deducting 20%...for E-Plus Card holders on the 8th day and the movie is only available at the director's club, I hope they do the same.). We don't really mind watching movies there, but our complimentary passes just go to waste or something or get piled up.
We were enthralled from start to finish. The contrast between the lives of Ely and Mia were like night and day, but they do get to meet at noon.
The two actors have honed their craft. They are not just nice to look at, but they definitely know how to make audiences of different walks of life get immersed into the story and put them in a trance to make each one believe they are Ely and Mia and NOT Daniel and Kathryn.
The supporting characters were like strong pillars for the two. All of them. Yes, not just Aiko Melendez, Ricky Davao, Maria Isabel Lopez, Cris Villanueva, Ana Capri, Dianne Medina, Liza Diño-Seguerra, Kathleen Hermosa and Ana Abad Santos who already have been seasoned through the years. The newer ones, like Joshua Garcia, Patrick Sugui, CX Navarro, Paolo Passion, Lei Andrei Navarro(young Ely) and Melizza Jimenez were like strongholds too.
The ones who had cameos like Kathryn's mom, Min, and Direk Cathy Garcia-Molina, were also very vital in the movie.
The Holy Family(Basilica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia/Templo Expiatorio de la Sagrada Familia) Basilica, "The Greatest Apology", Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece, has a great "role" in Ely and Mia's love story. If you haven't seen the film, please do so and when you do, you would realize what the connection of the Holy Temple is in both their lives and their families.
Congratulations to everyone involved in this film
Oh, and before I forget, this movie also confirms that whether living or alive, we should never be compared to people from our loved one's past, even if we resemble how they look, because no two people are exactly alike.
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