I liked the excitement and the adventure. It made me sad and laugh, too. Bitin ang story...it needs a sequel or a part 2. Congratulations Direk..
Maganda sya pero bitin. Ano nangyari sa tatay ni Sol? Bakit sabi ni Mila pumunta sya sa Batanes para dun palakihin si Sol, pero sa kwento nya kay Sol, dun na sila nagkakilala ng tatay nya? Ano yung importanteng sasabihin ni Paul kay Cielo? Sana gawan nila ng kwento si Mila at Carlos "kung sakaling madugtungan" ang kwento. :)
love the twist and adventure.
Minsan lang ako makapanuod ng ganitong pelikula. Para siyang Studio Ghibli film na may pusong Pinoy.
I liked it. It's a more serious, more introspective take on the "broken-hearted, will travel" formula, showcasing some of the lesser known but absolutely picturesque, wanderlust-inducing places and local cultures across the Philippines. Integrating it with the art of the painted postcards, and the beautiful cinematography just made it all the more transporting and felt like more of an adventure.
I thought JC Santos shined. He was very charismatic on screen, and stole and/or carried most, if not all, of his scenes with Alessandra. Although I did think that his delivery of the dialogue feels a bit rehearsed, but probably not as much as the actress who played Mila. Overall, I thought he did a good job, and if anything, it felt like he needed a bigger role in the movie.
The movie showed a lot of restraint. The plot twists were mostly open ended, like nothing felt really resolved with all of the characters, save for the lead character's sense of closure. The scenes also fell short of pushing the limits of the relationships between the characters and sometimes even felt unnecessary and slow-paced. But because the cinematography matched the beauty of the landscapes and the almost poetic journey the lead character takes to find closure, not to mention the melancholic music, it tied everything quite nicely and what your left with at the end of it all are just good 'feels.'
A very beautiful film (figuratively, too, of course, but it's quite literally breathtaking). Enjoy every moment as you travel with Cielo and her broken heart. ??