Thursday, February 26, 2015

Life doesn't always turn out what I wanted to be. And that's part of growing up. Sometimes, I go on for something then realizing it may not be what I really wanted to do. At this point, all I wanted to do is to just stop and reflect about everything. I need to clear my head and I need some sense of motivation to pursue whatever I want. I need that driving force for me to work hard for it.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

That Thing Called "Tadhana"

... Or "That Thing called 'T@#$%^!.' Yup, since it's more of an 'indie' film-type, expect cussing from time to time in the movie. I finally got a chance to see it, and what was the fuzz all about. SPOILERS AHEAD.

The story starts with a sobbing Mace in the airport trying and failing to meet baggage limit. A random guy, Anthony goes to her and offers a bit of help. That's where the sort-of-adventure starts.

At the beginning, I was a little worried with Mace. I mean seriously, first of all they should be heading straight home! Instead, she decided to eat-drink-cry-repeat the nights away with a random stranger. What if Anthony is a murderer??? Okay, OA aside, I kinda understood her. After a long-time relationship she invested in failed, all she needs is some company to cry on. I laughed at the part where Anthony said "Sasamahan ba kita kung hindi ka chicks?" something to that effect. The moves din tong si kuya eh.

I would say this movie is quite simple but has delivered its substance effectively. The main character represented thousands of people who are and have suffered the painful process of break-up. It was NEVER easy, and I can attest to that. One famous 'hugot' topic got me was about if you love someone, go for it, fight for it. Don't rely on fate, chance, circumstance for that person to come on your doorstep. I guess, that one doesn't just apply in relationship, but also for any other purpose we want to pursue in life.

In terms of the story line and execution, this is one of the Filipino movies you wish you'd often see in cinemas. Most specifically during film fest season.