9 December 2019 | gelseychua
A gem among the repeated cycle of love stories in Filipino media
This movie is a breath of fresh air from all the cheesy rom-coms and angsty love stories that Filipino media regurgitates on a daily basis. It's dark, but not Joker dark, humorous, yet serious when it needs to be, and delivers quite a powerful message when it comes to privilege.
The cast made me love the movie even more. Vance Larena definitely stood out to me, as he was the most intriguing character of the movie. Despite how his actions were morally wrong, you can't help but feel pity and sorrow for Blanco, as it is clear that he is a victim to his circumstances. Khalil Ramos brings his A game as the comedic relief, delivering ridiculously stupid puns and punchlines with the ease of a late night show host, which compliments the edgy teen flick feel of the movie.
Overall, some plot holes here and there are in fact very noticeable, but didn't ruin my enjoyment of the film. If you want a break from all the love stories of Filipino media, this is for you.