- 1h 43min
After meeting again at an awards ceremony, a former couple discover they still have a connection.After meeting again at an awards ceremony, a former couple discover they still have a connection.After meeting again at an awards ceremony, a former couple discover they still have a connection.
Now while A/T seems like a knock-off of NNLY (actually even that last confrontation scene reminded me of One More Chance), it's not a waste of time because it had its own strengths, particularly the beginning when we see Soberano's character and her promising trajectory as an overachieving Arts major headed for the big leagues. She was believable whenever she spewed knowledge about the arts, and she looked good to boot. In fact, she looked so good the only way we could root for her after the wrong decisions she made in her life was for Gil to be paired with the equally gorgeous Jasmine Curtis Smith who appeared a little under 5mins with barely anything to say. Meanwhile, all Gil had to do was go out of a hospital wearing a lab gown and we're supposed to believe this made him a doctor. The most interesting part aside from the Met Museum tour is the conversation they have about how Soberano's character's life turned out was due to cowardice or bravery: her decisions can be interpreted as cowardice by the person looking from the outside, but it was bravery for her who had to live it.
It would've made more sense if A/T was marketed as a Soberano standalone movie instead of a LizQuen Valentine's day offering. It was just about her character with some guest appearances. In essence, A/T was brave to put Soberano out there, but it was cowardly to leave her hang out to dry. It would've been better if we could've seen both Soberano and Gil feeling Alone in their respective relationships, and in stark contrast how happy they were when Together. They might not have gotten it right this time, but hopefully they will all be brave enough to try again.
- Dec 27, 2020