Movie Review: Miss You Like Crazy (2010)

It has been three years since the mega-tandem of John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo's teamed-up in One More Chance. Is Miss You Like Crazy worth the wait?

I'm impressed with the film-making and story-telling of director Cathy Garcia-Molina. This film is a nice addition to her recent body of work (including One More Chance, A Very Special Love, and You Changed My Life). I'm going far as saying that the execution of Miss You Like Crazy is almost Hollywood-like.

However, I feel that the film lost a lot of is edge in the process of making it a very polished film. Some film fans will feel that Miss You Like Crazy doesn't have the emotional hooks its predecessors have and that the presence of John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo was clockwork. (Did John Lloyd just mail it in? We'll never know). Bea, for her part, had an uneven performance as she was awkward the first parts then got to her comfort zone in the latter parts.

The story focuses on timing and time as necessary aspects of love and romance. As a viewer, I got to experience that first hand as I felt the movie's 2-hour running time midway through the movie. Also, there were several chronological goofs in the movie (like a PC running Windows 7 in 2005).

So, is Miss You Like Crazy worth the wait? Depends on who's asking. I think it's a well-made movie, but I felt it did not deliver the goods. I'm convinced that the title refers to how people will long for the good old days of the John Lloyd-Bea tandem after watching this film.

Rating: 3/5

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