It’s not just english movies that I try to catch on TV every weekends. I also do browse the channel CinemaOne for famous filipino movies. Last saturday, they featured Bea Alonzo’s movie: And I Love You So.
My apologies because it seems that most of my movie reviews are for old movies and not the current movies playing right now. I guess I just don’t go out much these days and end up just watching tv instead. It’s cool to be able to watch movies I wasn’t able to catch too! There is just too much talent out there and moviegoers really don’t have enough time to watch each & every movie out in the theaters. Thank God for movie channels, at least there’s a chance for us to catch what we’ve missed.
Star Cinema, I believe is the Philippine movie outfit that makes quality movies. I also believe that romantic stories are their specialty. One example is this movie, And I Love You So. It stars 3 eye-candy actors – Bea Alonzo (Lara), Derek Ramsey (Oliver) & Sam Milby (Chris). A great trivia for this movie for those who don’t know is that it’s actually the only Star Cinema movie that was not shown in any SM City chain because of failed negotiations with ABS-CBN.
This is probably the movie where Bea seems to have come out of her shell as she donned several bikini outfits in the movie. Anyway, the story is about love, coping w/ heartbreak & moving on.
The story is very simple. Lara is happily married with Oliver who seems to be the perfect man. They live a perfect & loving life (actually while watching, I was wishing that I could have that kind of marriage too! hehehe). But in just 5 short months, Oliver died because of an aneurysm. Lara, who is just 24 years old, automatically became a widow.
The movie showed how she lived life broken-hearted… until she met Chris who rented the condominium unit that Lara owns. Chris was really determined to help Lara, so he goes with Lara as they do all these different types of activities. In exchange, Lara would help Chris to speak proper tagalog.
The friendship became special in the end. The movie practically just revolves around it. Very good acting, very gorgeous stars, good story too. I loved the movie 🙂
My Rating for And I Love You So: 3.5 out of 5 stars.