Friday, October 14, 2011


Star Cinema takes it differently this time releasing a movie that is not solely for commercial success but something that attacks our inner selves and religious strength. Together with the Archdiocese of Caceres and The Marilou Diaz Abaya Film Institute and Arts Center, thiss film which is directed by award winning director Marilou Diaz-Abaya gets together an ensemble cast of great thespians - Marvin Agustin, Ina Feleo, Jomari Yllana Nonie Buencamino, Sharmaine Centenera and Eddie Garcia.

The movie revolves with Ina;s character - a young dreamy and rebellious woman who has almost everything going right up until his newly ordained brother played by Marvin Agustin i diagnosed of Acute Myeloid Leukemia. The challenges came one after the other. The relationships of each characters were tested and so as their faith with God. This is one film that really puts big focus on how we rely with God and how each day is to be treated with great thanks. We are humbled by the things we see in the film showing us that in our daily lives, we should always learn to thank and appreciate what we have. The stern tests on Ina's character and family is a very difficult thing and was emotionally pictured in the film,

Aside from the great story base, this film gets much of its boost from its cast. Marvin Agustin was amazing so as with Eddie Garcia. Sharmaine and Nonie's scenes were both riveting and heartbreaking. But aside from those big names, Ina Feleo did a great job as well. She brought simplicity in acting wherein you could see the realness of emotions.

This film is highly based on values of love, family, forgiveness and GOD. And though what were shown were the ideal things that should happen, we can't help but say that most of the scenes are far from reality. And while the entire cast was masterfully selected to bring life to the respective characters, the movie somehow lacked in giving focus to specific people therefore venturing into the lives of everyone in the film. Still, this one's a 4 out of 5 popcorns.

No comments:

Post a Comment


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...