Review: You Got Me [2007]

220px-You_Got_Me_CoverDirected by: Cathy Garcia Molina
Writers: Raz dela Torre & Francis Lua

Cast:

Toni Gonzaga as Moe Santander
Sam Milby as
Kevin Robles/PX
Zanjoe Marudo as
Caloy
Johnny Delgado as Allan Santander

Plot: (STAR Records)

Everybody in this world is scared. But Sometimes, it takes two scared persons to do one brave thing: to fall in love. Lt. Amor “Moe” Santander (Toni Gonzaga) fears nothing. Nothing except love. Lt. Kevin Robles (Sam Milby) fears everything, especially professing his love to the one girl he’s loved all these years. Caloy (Zanjoe Marudo) is a man who runs from street to street with his pirated DVD merchandise in tow. He has to escape this unrelenting policewoman.

The next day, by the inexplicable turn of events, Moe’s love story begins. Caloy tries to win her heart, while Kevin continues to love her from a distance. Are Caloy, Moe & Kevin making the right choices? Will true love be given a chance to happen?

You Got Me! Is sure to catch the hearts of people who take the biggest risk of all – to surrender to love and embrace all the vulnerabilities and possibilities that this wonderful promise brings.

I Say…

Not bad… I can say it’s quite laughable. I can stand the lines and it wasn’t boring. The setting gave me a different feeling since the story took place in Manila, the city we all know.

The story wasn’t too slow paced, neither was it fast paced. But Johnny Delgado’s role was quick, and really funny. How his part ended was quite lame though. I really cannot figure out the significance of coconuts falling down from trees every time the heroine gets so excited about something. Zanjoe Marudo didn’t act like a newbie at all. He walks, talks and acts better than Sam Milby did. He played the part naturally as if there isn’t a need to act at all. He seems like a natural “taong kalye”, if not for the way he looks.

I’ve heard feedback before that they somehow patterned this movie to the popular Korean movie Windstruck. Well, I can say it’s nothing like Windstruck. But I saw that whoever wrote or planned for this movie got the inspiration from the later and must’ve tried to conceptualize something that looks like it but not feel like it.

As far as the ending is concerned, well I wasn’t paying that much attention already. Just like that Caloy gave up and did not create more conflict for Moe and Kevin. Most of the time endings make you feel that what you’ve just seen was worth your time.

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