Honestly, I usually shy away from any MWFF movies. I’m seriously getting tired of seeing Bong Revilla, Vic Sotto and Ai Ai delas Alas in the movies. However, I haven’t seen any movies for a long time and I got curious after seeing friends tweeting about their viewing experience.
So I checked out the trailers of each of the MMFF entries on YouTube. I came to the conclusion that Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow would be interesting.
I initially thought that the movie would be cut into three parts:
- 1st story starring Maricel Soriano, Gabby Concepcion and Carla Abellana
- 2nd story starring Solenn Heusaff, Dennis Trillo and Paolo Avelino
- 3rd story starring Lovi Poe and Jericho Rosales
Apparently, it was just one story. The characters have some connection with each other. If I have to narrate the story, I would still arrange them in a way that there would be three interesting stories within it.
Maricel is a strong woman. Too strong that it caused friction between her relationship with her daughter as well as her marriage with Gabby. After 10 years of annulment, she still had so much bitterness in her. Gabby, on the other hand, is newly married to young Carla Abellana. Carla is beautiful and gets along very well with Gabby & Maricel’s daughter. The story revolves around those 4 characters. One lesson we can take away from this is that we should learn to forgive and forget. If we continue to hold grudges, it will affect not just yourself but also the people around you.
Solenn, on the other hand, is a very modern woman. She’s liberated and extremely sexy. She doesn’t hesitate getting what she wants and she doesn’t care what other people think. She’s carefree, beautiful and super attractive. Paolo is her boyfriend who’s a bit possessive. Agot Isidro is her mom in the movie. She’s having an affair with Dennis Trillo who’s her personal trainer. Solenn upon seeing Dennis (not knowing about her mom’s affair) got attracted to the guy. In spite of the sexy scenes, there’s still a lesson to be picked up there. Loyalty, trust, love, resisting temptation and honesty are just some of those.
Jericho and Lovi are a happy couple. They have a beautiful baby and have just started a family life. Jericho is working for Maricel and due to work pressures, he has given less time and attention to his family. Lovi, misses her singing gig which she gave up for a life with Jericho. As the story goes, they eventually lost their child which was really sad. It is in this story that I shed some tears. Tons of lessons in this too – true love, forgiveness, responsibility and hope.
Acting wise, Maricel, Gabby and Jericho were excellent! Lovi was good but there was a scene that was so funny! When Lovi was crying over her kid, it was too obvious that the baby was just a pillow!!! I felt bad for Lovi for trying so hard to act while we (audience) laughed as the baby was just a lifeless pillow. Solenn, on the other hand, was perfect for her role! She looked good on screen and was a perfect flirt. I’m sure the guys would love watching her scenes in Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.
My Rating for Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: 2.5 out of 5 stars