MOVIE REVIEW: IT TAKES A MAN AND A WOMAN (Cathy Garcia-Molina, 2013)

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Finds the perfect balance of drama & comedy making the love story more relatable.

It’s the first good film of 2013 and probably the best entry in the series. It just hit all the right emotions. The best thing about it though was that it took the love story to a whole new (and more real) level. You could see the growth in these characters. Direk Cathy Garcia-Molina knew the perfect blend of romance, humor, and sadness so it wasn’t hard not to empathize with the couple.

John Lloyd Cruz is still the best actor of this generation. He effectively conveyed a huge range of emotions through his flawed character. In the end though, this was still Sarah Geronimo’s movie. Experience had taught her well because you could actually feel her character’s heartbreak. This was her best performance to date. Her chemistry with JLC simply ignited the screen that you’d wonder why they weren’t offscreen lovers. Even the supporting cast from Joross Gamboa providing the laughs down to Isabelle Daza (surprise!) were all good. Irma Adlawan was divine.

Of course I’m watching it again this weekend. (And that ends my ITAMAAW rave for today.) Good morning!!

Rating: ★★★★☆

(Originally published April 8, 2013.)

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