Entering the cinema, I was expecting a feel-good teen romance movie even if its trailer mentioned that the male lead has cancer.
Boy, was I wrong. The movie dealt with the pain of losing someone, and the fear of leaving the people you love behind.
The movie revolved around their journey to a mountain in Batangas, but really, it was a journey to accepting fate, loss and love.
There was one scene that really broke my heart. With both Joshua Garcia (I love you and your talent! 😍) and Julia Barretto giving really stellar performances, that scene showws how hard it is for two young teens to try to overcome hardships and be as mature as they can in dealing with them. I am sure it is easy for older viewers to dismiss some of their dilemma as petty and even selfish. But what the movie showed was that they are trying to deal with it the best wat they can and in the most mature way possible. (So Baby Boomers and Gen Xers, stop judging.) This movie is a clapback to all the older people (whom I respect dearly, but) I know who generalize our generation as mababaw. Uhm, yeah. Go watch this movie.
When the movie ended, I told myself, “Damn, this movie is dramatic. And romantic. And perfect for me.”
I was holding back my tears the whole time because I was ashamed of what the people beside me may think when they hear a guy watching alone crying.
This is definitely one of the best Filipino romantic movies I’ve seen recently. I loved the story, the acting, the cinematography, the soundtrack, (almost) everything.
So please, go watch the movie while I start wishing to the higher beings: Please give me my Joshua Garcia.