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Okay, I know this is going to sound cheesy to some but this is far by one of my most favorite guilty pleasures of all time.

Yesterday, friends and I watched “One More Chance,” a Star Cinema film starring John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo.

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But wait!!! Before you close this tab and browse other websites out of sheer disappointment, let me explain. Haha. One More Chance is a good film, especially because I can relate to it so much (okay, that’s too personal). In any case, John Lloyd and Bea, I admit, are two of my most favorite Filipino actors to date. They’re young, they know their craft, and not to mention they look good together.

The last Bea-John Lloyd film I watched was Close To You, and, just like this time, I was able to relate so much (again, that’s too personal to divulge). I don’t know, I just have this penchant for this tandem because they have good chemistry onscreen.

onemorechanceposter.jpgBefore I babble too much, lemme tell you about the film. One More Chance, unlike most cheesy Pinoy films being produced these days, is different. Instead of the conventional boy-meets-girl kind of angle, this one focuses on a ruined relationship and the hopes of getting it back. I swear, it pierced right through me like a thousand needles through the heart.

Honestly, just watching the trailer made my tear ducts wiggle in over excitement. Who wouldn’t be affected by lines such as “Sana ako pa rin, ako na lang, ako na lang ulit” and “She had me at my worst, you had me at my best… but you chose to break my heart.” Egaaddssss, it’s just so wrong. Hahaha. My eyes were almost swollen because of too much crying I think I would’ve needed an operation with Northern Virginia eye lid lift surgery to bring my great eyes back.

What’s best about the movie is that it keeps you hanging even though you already know what’s bound to happen in the end. It somehow defies the convention of The Happy Ending but justifies it with the needed maturity of the two main characters. It’s a feel-good ending (of course, it has to be) but you just have to agree that it really had to end that way.

Also, it’s a departure from the usual teeny-bopper craze we’re so used to John Lloyd and Bea seeing. Just as how their respective characters matured, I believe the two actors have matured in their own rights as well. Besides the superficial fact that they play older roles and perform more mature scenes (read: a bed scene), their acting has gone to the point where you just have to admire every flex of their facial muscle for sheer mastery of control, expression and projection. Just seeing John Lloyd pout and well up in tears makes one turn even just a bit at the edge of one’s seat. It’s that amazing.

So if you have time, take the opportunity to watch it, you won’t regret it. =)

*Photos from beta.abs-cbn.com


32 Responses to “Giving it One More Chance”
  1. Ederic says:

    Nanood din kami kagabi. Asteeg nga. 🙂

  2. Dane says:

    I’d better watch this movie next week.

  3. Remcyl says:

    WAAAH!!! I’m still dragging reasons to my boyfriend just so I could get him to watch this movie. Can’t wait till i tie him to my wrist to leave me assured that he’ll watch it with me. haha

  4. Ederic says:

    @Remcyl: Kung ayaw niya, iba na lang ang isama mo. :p

  5. Remcyl says:

    @Ederic: Hehe, I can’t do that to him, I love him dearly…and besides, i think I’ve convinced him for about 80% already hehe… kaw ha! hihi

  6. JM says:

    Wahahaha. Maganda siya, promise. Perfect for couples and singles alike. =) Nood na Remcyl! =P

  7. Remcyl says:

    @ Ederic and JM, gtalk tau, i wanna chat with you guys, you’re very cool people! dali! wait ko kayo, remcylgamboa@gmail.com, para di tayo dito sa comments naguusap hehe

  8. elsie says:

    ano ba yan… still cant get over it. i want to watch it for the second time just for the heck of it. hahaha. so many unforgettable lines. lalo na pag nakakarelate yung nanonood (example: ako). hehe. wah!!!!

    “i want to stop wondering what if… i want to know what is.”

    wahahaha. huhuhuhuhu.

  9. Neil says:

    Bwehehehehehe. Bihira kasi akong mag-sine. Antay ko home vid release niyan sa Video City saka ko nood. I rarely go inside cinemas talaga for the heck of a hundred peso-worth ticket to squander instead of a Jollibee Kids meal. Lol.

    Based on my classmates’ out-of-the-theater blabs, it was a good movie–better than the Gerald-Kim blockbuster na walang sense.

  10. Loren says:

    dapat mapanood ko yan. haha.

  11. Jake says:

    Ok ‘yan, you guys watch Filipino films, marami namang matitinong Pinoy films. Dapat mawala na ‘yung konsepto na ‘nung 80’s yata nagsimula na kapag nanonood ka ng Pinoy films baduy ka. Actually dapat anything Filipino tangkilikin natin. Sana manood din kayo ng mga Filipino plays.

  12. JM says:

    @Elsie wanna go for a second round? Sama mo si Frank! Mwahahahaha =P

    @Neil ganun din naman ang presyo ng home video diba? Well sabagay since rent yon mas mura. Basta watch it! Maganda ang storya.

    @Loren nood na! =P

    @Jake haha onga eh. Pero pansin ko lang si Bea-John Lloyd lang ang nabibigyan ng mga pelikulang talagang maganda ang storya. Atsaka ang galing mag-direk ni Cathy Garcia-Molina! Third film na ata ‘to nina JL-B na dinirek nya.

  13. Jake says:

    Well, ganyan talaga ang showbiz industry sa Pilipinas, siempre kung sino yung kinakagat ng masa yun ang bibigyan ng magagandang projects. Yung “magagaling” talaga pero walang “hila” sa masa, hanggang support na lang. But I’m not saying na hindi magaling si JL at Bea, JL is a good friend, siguro mas bibilib ka sa kanila kung sasabihin ko sa’yong they were not even friends during the height of their “soap loveteam”, in showbiz term, hindi sila “chika”, trabaho lang talaga. Cathy,is a good friend too, abay ako sa kasal n’ya, lol, showbiz kasi ako dati, lol.

  14. JM says:

    @Jake Wahahaha ka-lebel ka pala ni Manay Lolit sa pagkashowbiz! Hanep! Insider! Hahahaha =P

  15. Jake says:

    Sakit naman ‘nun, Lolit Solis talaga? LOL Maniniwala ka rin ba kung sasabihin ko sa’yo na mabait si Lolit Solis? Though as a writer kung ano-ano minsan isinusulat n’ya but trabaho lang sa kanya yun. Wala namang pa-sweet at puro nice things lang ang isinusulat na showbiz writer diba? Last comment ko na ‘to, at baka kung ano-ano pang masabi ko patay!

  16. anne says:

    I’m missing my ex boyfriend because of that movie… huhuhu

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