Review: My Amnesia Girl



     Starring: John Lloyd Cruz, Toni Gonzaga

     Directed by:  Cathy Garcia-Molina

     Running Time: 120 mins

     Release Date: November 2010



When Apollo (John Lloyd Cruz) finds himself surrounded by friends who are beginning to settle down, he is faced with the possibility of finding his true love. It all boils down to one name: Irene. It must be fate then, when he once again sees Irene (Toni Gonzaga), his ex-girlfriend from three years ago with whom he had the best memories with. Apollo and Irene were a perfect couple, and were engaged to be married. It all ended at the altar when Apollo had a bout of cold feet and left Irene alone in the aisle.

Now, Irene pretends to have no recollection of Apollo, having acquired “amnesia” shortly after their separation. Apollo sees this as the perfect opportunity to pursue Irene again, and be able to undo all the mistakes he made in the past, by offering Irene the best memories she could ever have.

True love is difficult to resist, they learn. Just when they find themselves ready to commit to each other, the pains from the past catch up with them, challenging them to finally own up to the mistakes made and lies said, and eventually realize what it is to forgive and forget.

Source: wikipedia

I Say…

Love super cheesy pick-up lines? They are here. They’re all here. All nonsense and funny cheesy pick-up lines in one movie. I think I’d freak out if even if it’s JLC talking to me with ‘that’. As in eww. Such a huge allergen.

Anyway… sorry for the delay… once a John Lloyd fan, always a John Lloyd fan so, My Amnesia Girl I needed to see. And I just did. Setting aside the allergic pick-up lines, it actually made me laugh. It wasn’t the story I was imagining in my head but I still found myself smiling… and giddy. It’s more of, like, a dream sequence to me. Admit it. It’s not realistic. Not even idealistic. But not bad. Who could think of commemorating and compressing all 28 birthdays in just one? Who would go down and back 12 floors not just once but countless times just to impress a girl and convince her that you’re stupid enough to do just that? I haven’t met such guy. We all have our limits. But since it’s a movie, it’s OK. Smile

But all those I mentioned made My Amnesia Girl a unique love story movie. A modern dalagang Filipina and masugid na manliligaw story… where most of us can relate to, I think.

There isn’t enough agony in this one unlike all other John Lloyd movies. But not bad. Even former basketball legend Atoy Co was cheesy here. I guess it’s alright to be cheesy sometimes…



Review: One More Chance [2008]

one more chance posterDirected by: Cathy Garcia-Molina
Story & Screenplay: Carmi G. Raymundo, Vanessa R. Valdez


John Lloyd Cruz as Popoy
Bea Alonzo as
Derek Ramsay as
Maja Salvador as Trisha

Plot (Star Home Video):

Will you change that love or love the change? For anyone who has loved… and lost.

Popoy (John Lloyd Cruz) and Basha (Bea Alonzo) have been together forever. Their love story started when they met as students in the university. Popoy was taking up engineering while Basha was in Architecture. They have been inseparable since. Everything is perfect.

At least that is what Popoy thinks.

Until one day, Basha suddenly asks for a break up to give her room to grow.

Will Popoy learn to let go?
Will Basha be able to move in completely?

I Say…

I know it’s a bit too late but this I have to do. I really need to praise my favorite love team once again. I am a huge fan of Bea-John Lloyd team and I’ve seen all of their movies together since day one. This time around, they have changed into more matured actors, as seen in every moment of this movie. All their movies were certified box office hits and to add to that long list, is One More Chance.

The story is good, and they were perfect. I’m sorry, but I really can’t help but praise every bit of what they have done! I also loved Maja and Derek’s respective characters… I can’t imagine the supportive new girlfriend to be another girl who’s not Maja Salvador. There were no annoying characters, only characters to love. They’re all important and it would feel different if one of them will be pulled out.

They seem to have used the same technique as other Star Cinema love stories, wherein they titillate their audience until the plot heightens and then they make you guess before it ends. I’m glad that they still stick to happy endings. I’ve changed a bit… since I love happy endings now more than tragedy. And in that light, it’s right to watch as many love stories as I can before I go back to my old liking.

Sorry for being such a sucker for Bea-John Lloyd films… One More Chance is really good. I think I’ll watch it again when I have the time.

Oh… and don’t you think our school looks great when looked at from that angle? It’s my favorite side of UST too… =)