Finally! A Filipino mainstream film that takes risks!
Cathy Garcia-Molina's Forever and a Day takes a route that recent local releases like Catch Me... I'm In Love would never, ever tread. Here are some of the fresh turns the film makes:
- No cute KC Concepcion! - KC has made a living out of playing cute characters but she pulls of a watchable performance as a semi-depressed person. This is her only film so far that she moved me. Risk rewarded!
- First person perspective shots - Cinematography puts the viewers in interesting angles, especially in the action shots in the exciting zip lines and white water rafting scenes. Risk rewarded again!
- Sam Milby - The weak link in the movie, if you ask me. Failed to make people root for him. Risk failed.
- Bittersweet ending - Yes, the film takes a break from the happy-shmappy Filipino formula. This I will say: the person beside me in the theater was in tears after the film. Risk rewarded!
Technorati: Forever and a Day