Let’s take a break on “Who Did It Best?” because I have some reviews waiting for posting. I’d like to call this the Foreign Film Fest Reviews, the ones I was able to see in foreign language film festivals (well, there are two that aren’t, but I’ll include them anyway). I noticed that it’s becoming a habit lately. First one was for Cine Europa in Shangri La, then the 8th Spanish film festival Pelicula, and just last weekend at Cinemanila. I’ve been a patron of watching foreign language films and it pains me to realize that I only get to attend several this year.
What I love about this film is that it discuss the painful truth. The painful truth about how most of us struggle in one’s life. The painful truth about finding happiness. The painful truth about sacrifice. The painful truth about life itself, the irony of life and how can you accept and overcome it. The movie not only focuses on how well can a person enjoy a certain decision, but also on how it can consume him. Either on a good or bad way.
I love the climax and the story’s ending. I really thought that it would be another one of those which would end in a tragic way. Good thing it didn’t. Although at one point, it gave me the feel of such, at least we didn’t left the cinema with a heavy heart. Catch it at Cinemanila! It’s a must see!
I had a great time laughing my ass off the entire movie. And I’d have to say, Gerald Butler fits the role. I think he complements Katherine really well. It’s like the control freak meets her perfect match.
My favorite part has got to be the vibrator scene hahaha! Galing ni Katherine hehe! The characters I like were the anchor couple, they’re really effective in playing their role.
Overall, 3½ out of 5 stars. I seriously think that the story was just too good to be true. Really. Yes, the one that only happens in a movie. But I still liked it, anyway. Props for making me laugh and capping off my weekend in a happy note.
It was a good one. I liked the opening part. And as the story progresses, you’d get drawn to it. It’s the story of Martin, a struggling funeral director in Algeciras, and Leila, a Moroccan lady working in a fish factory, whose brother was found dead by the shore in Andalusia. Together, they started a journey that will change their lives, back to Hansala, Leila’s hometown.
What I noticed, though, is the similarity to the book I once read, Soledad’s Sister. Especially the part where they drive the corpse at the back of their car then things just went crazy! That concept was really similar. Well, probably it’s just me. What I liked most about the movie is that they introduced to the viewers a Moroccan culture most of us were unaware of. So aside from the Spanish side, it also has the Muslim taste to it. Like hitting two birds in one stone. Who wouldn’t want that in a movie?
I really hope to catch more foreign film festival. It’s addicting!
So much for the intro. After waiting in line for almost 3hours with my twin brothers, who weren’t allowed to get inside the cinema because of the film’s rating (ok yes, blame me for not checking), I decided to watch it alone instead. At first, it was a bit dragging. But as the story progresses, it became a ride to hell for most of the viewers. It was titled REC, short for Record, because the entire movie was shot as if it was recorded for a tv show. It just so happened that the host and the camera man got trapped inside an apartment where the firemen rescued. The said apartment, however, is actually being quarantined and observed for some health purposes, but all the tenants were unaware of it. Suddenly things got weirder, messier, and scarier as they gradually learned what’s the reason behind it all.
Ok, did that made sense? haha, sorry I’m darn sleepy! Anyway, it was a bit gross but scary enough for me. The scene with the naked old lady crept me out! And the latter part is a scream fest! People just can’t stop screaming and screaming. I nearly ran out of breath with that, I tell you.
I wish to see the adapted version, Quarantine. But a friend told me it’s not worth the watch. Well, I’d probably take her word for it. I liked REC so I guess it would be nice if I won’t let anything ruin my thumbs up for it.
It was great that I broke a 2-month-of-not-watching-a-movie streak with this one. Notice the absence of movie reviews lately? Due to budget constraints, that is. And I’m glad that it was a Filipino film worth the acclaim, so to speak. It was not the typical comedy film that uses or focuses more on the usual way of telling the audience what is funny. The story line was good, the other characters were funny too, and it was refreshing to watch new ideas on comedy films being introduced here.
My favorite part has got to be, and this is where I laughed the hardest, when Dora pretended to be her sister Kimmy. That was just so funny, I can’t hardly breathe after that scene with his dad. Crazy! Way too crazy!
So, there. I might be late in watching it but it was worth the wait. Kudos to the team for doing a great job in making us laugh our asses off the entire movie!