My notes on Everyday I Love You:
1. Let me start by saying that this movie was far from being groundbreaking. It was a simple and derivative love story that didn’t really deviate much from the Star Cinema rom-com formula. It successfully delivered on the promised kiligs, though, and I went out of the theater feeling like I was experiencing puppy love for the very first time again.
2. All the credit should go to the wonderful tandem of Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil. They saved a tired old plot straight out of While You Were Sleeping (loyalty vs love) just by continuously teasing each other and making googly eyes that made the entire theater swoon.
They were more than bagay. In my heart, they were really meant to be.
3. Dear Star Cinema, please let this be the last time that Enrique takes a video of an unsuspecting young woman. We do not support perverts (or uncouth leading men). Being rude to women is definitely not romantic.
4. I wish Bacolod would have had more exposure in the movie. Aside from the antique houses, the only other thing I learned was that they had a lot of sugar canes.
5. I also wish the transitions from scene to scene were much better. In the juxtaposition sequence of Liza crying beside a comatose Gerald Anderson and Enrique crying beside his dying father, people giggled endlessly (I’m guessing it was also because of Enrique’s atrocious haircut).
In another scene, Liza started with the line “Dun nagsimula ang kwento namin…” and as expected, the flashback scenes started. Groan.
6. Gerald was comatose for majority of the movie and he still managed to give a terrible performance. Ugh.
7. Liza was so good in that Silay Scooter Girl airport sequence. Star Cinema has found its new rom-com princess.
8. I really liked how Liza’s Tagalog twang was assumed as an Ilonggo accent. It actually worked and didn’t serve as a distraction.
9. The One More Chance references were blatant but effective still. Gerald’s character Tristan was also very controlling down to the chicken and hot sauce that Liza’s Audrey wanted to make papak.
At one point, Tristan even said, “Mas gusto ko nakapalda ka” all while wearing a tree outfit. Wake up, girl! Who would want to be tied up with this clueless control freak?
10. There was a Goldilocks mamon product placement that had to be mentioned. Too bad they already phased out McDonald’s Shake Shake fries.
11. “Mahirap kalabanin ang first love.” Do you agree?
12. I usually hate watching with noisy fantards. Except when I’m screaming along with them. Sobrang kilig ng LizQuen loveteam eh.
13. Finally, a Star Cinema movie with a title that actually made sense. When it was referenced in one scene, my heart died a little.
14. Doctor to Tristan: “It’s possible na ma-comatose ka ulit.”
Audience: “Ok lang po.”
Poor coma guy.
15. That Goodbye Silay Scooter Girl phone sequence.
Ang galing na umarte nina Liza and Enrique. Now I’m even more of a fan.
16. “Higit pa sa nagpapasaya sa’yo, piliin mo kung ano ang tama. And you can only do that if you’re honest with yourself.”
17. I repeat, “If it’s the right person, there’s no such thing as way too soon.”
18. SOBRANG GANDA NI LIZA SOBERANO!!
(Originally published October 30, 2015.)