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Thursday, May 28, 2015

You're Still the One: Movie Review

By: Lakwatsera Lovers

My mom and I decided to watch a movie last night, and we are choosing between "Para sa Hopless Romantic" or "You're Still The One." We both agree to watch the latter because my mom would love to see Richard Yap to redeem himself from "The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin" and of course; I am a big Maja Salvador fan since birth. 

Ellisse (Maja Salvador) and Jojo (Dennis Trillo) end up being friends after Jojo beat her in their school debate. Jojo started to pursue Ellisse but tells him that she is still not ready for a relationship at the meantime. Years have passed; they meet again and this time Ellisse is ready, but she found out that Jojo is already getting married to Raquel (Ellen Adarna.) The two decided to stay friends despite the feelings they have for each other. Soon, Ellisse became a lawyer and met Vincent (Richard Yap) who falls in love with her. Will Ellise find true love this time around or will her past love finally can find his way through her heart?

The film seems to borrow some of its ideas to "Love Rosie." However, the story doesn't hold enough to make it interesting. There are also some scenes that aren't appropriate for a PG rating and the kissing scenes are exhausting. It suffered from cliches and the film is also a bit long. The only thing we loved is Maja Salvador, call me biased, but she is the best thing in this movie. I am willing to waste my time just to see her on the big screen more often. Ellen Adarna is also stunning but needs to excel more with her acting skills. Dennis Trillio was a fair choice but another leading man may have done the trick, and Richard Yap's inclusion is a bit awkward at times. 

Overall, You're Still The One is hard to recommend. Even the cast can't seem to save the film from sinking down to the drain. We just hope for a better project for Maja Salvador next time around. 

Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 4 out of 10 stars

Cast: Maja Salvador, Dennis Trillo, Ellen Adarna, Richard Yap

Directed by: Chris Martinez
Distributed by: Star Cinema and Regal Films
Now Showing in cinemas nationwide


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