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One Minute Movie Review: ‘#WalangForever’

“#WalangForever” is an endearing romantic dramedy from Quantum Films and is one of the official entries in the 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). #NoSpoiler

Walang Forever

#WALANGFOREVER

Main Cast: Jennylyn Mercado, Jericho Rosales
Supporting Cast: Irma Adlawan, Jerald Napoles, Lorna Tolentino
Director: Dan Villegas
Genre: Romantic Drama
Released by: Quantum Films
MTRCB Rating: PG
Opening Date: December 25, 2015

Gist: A celebrated screenwriter of romantic-comedy films is at a turning point in her life which makes it difficult for her to believe that love could last. Everything comes to a head when her ex-boyfriend returns, only for her to find out that he has become a cynic of lasting love because she broke his heart.

The Positive: When reports came that JM de Guzman was replaced by Jericho Rosales for this movie, I was a bit disappointed. But after watching the film earlier, I realized that Jericho is perfect for the role. He made a mark with his charming performance as Ethan and established a strong chemistry with lead actress Jennylyn Mercado who also did very well in the movie. While Jericho is a big threat to John Lloyd Cruz as Best Actor, I think Jennylyn is a shoo-in for Best Actress, her second consecutive win in MMFF if ever. Both Jericho and Jennylyn have great timing in executing their lines and their chemistry is inspiring.

Last year’s MMFF Best Director Dan Villegas really stepped up in “#WalangForever” which I can consider his best work yet. He was able to build a rapport between the two main players fairly naturally, and managed to make the rom-com cliches adorable.

The film’s screenplay, by the way, is quite engaging. In fact, there are notable moments in the movie where you will praise the dialogues created by screenwriter Paul Sta. Ana. Thanks to the superb execution of the script by Jericho and Jennylyn, and the whole ensemble. Nothing is wasted.

To sum it up, “#WalangForever” easily snatched the “best romantic movie of 2015” tag from the monster hit “A Second Chance.” It started in a lighthearted tone and ended in a poignant conclusion that will linger in your mind for a long time.

The Negative: The film’s first half will make you think that it’s using Star Cinema’s tried and tested rom-com formula. But it redeemed itself in the second half when all the elements become stronger and stronger.

Quality: 4.5 stars
Entertainment: 4.5 stars

STARMOMETER SCORE: 9/10

“#WalangForever” Trailer:

9 Comments on One Minute Movie Review: ‘#WalangForever’

  1. iluvkathniel // December 28, 2015 at 10:47 pm //

    to direk dan villegas sana makatrabaho nyo ang kathniel minsan sinabe mo sa isang interview na gusto mong maidirect ang kathniel yung ala romeo & juliet sana matuloy ang husay ng mga movies nio bravo👏👏👏

  2. and also ang husay ng lahat ng guest stars fr lorna to melay wala kang itatapon. i highly recommend this film deserve nyong mag no ONE sa boxoffice!🙏🙏🙏

  3. i watched this film with my family & MMFF was right in choosing this film as best picture, jennilyn for best actress & jericho for best actor. kudos to direk dan villegas ang husay mo ang galing👏👏👏

  4. mga aldogs pinapatunayan nyo lang na pinapanood nyo si vice ganda kasi ginagamit nyo ang mga pinauso na salita ni vice kagaya ng good vibes si vice ang nag imbento nyan pero ginagamit nyo na rin…aminin….and take not…kaya bang pantayan ng aldogs nyo ang naabot ni vice ganda sa pagiging phenominal box office star for 3 consecutive years na….magagawa ba yan ng aldogs nyo??? in ur dreams…

  5. Stoopid Fans // December 27, 2015 at 1:45 am //

    Siguraduhin nyo lang na napanuod nyo lahat ng pelikula bago nyo sabihing ampanget ng pelikulang sinisiraan nyo. dahil kung isa lang naman ang napanuod nyo, wala kayong karapatan manghusga ng ibang pelikula.

    Paskong pasko ang bibitter nyo at puro kayo paninira. Wala kayong galang sa araw ng Panginoon natin.

  6. Stoopid Fans // December 27, 2015 at 1:41 am //

    anung pinagpuputok ng butsi ng mga bashers dito? paskong pasko puro kabitteran. wala ba kayong natanggap na pamasko? kawawa naman kayong mga bashers.
    Napanuod ko both Bebe Love and Beauty and the Bestie ngayong araw at ang masasabi ko parehong maganda ang movie. Kung gusto mo ng light comedy at kilig, watch Bebe Love. Kung gusto mo todo comedy mula umpisa hanggang dulo, watch Beauty and the Bestie. Walang tapon sa dalawang pelikula. Pasalamat nga tayo at nakapagproduce ng magandang pelikula ang mga pinoy, di puro international movies na lang ang pinapalabas.
    Paskong Pasko pang-aaway ang ginagawa nyo. di na kayo nahiya sa kaarawan ng Panginoon. Di ba pwedeng ceasfire muna sa panahon ng kapaskuhan? Sabi nga ni Vic at Vice na binaggit nila sa parehong movie nila. “AY GRABE SYA”
    At ngayong day 2. pareho pa ding sold out ang mga sinehan. Pati yung movie ni Jennylyn at Janella, di man soldout pero halos puno na din. Buti na lang nagpareserve ako online kung hindi di na naman kami makakapanuod ng pamilya ko katulad kahapon.
    kakahiya kayong mga Pilipino. Di nyo na ginalang ang Kapaskuhan. Diba sabi nga Thank you for the Love at Magmahalan Ngayong Pasko. E anong paninira sa kapwa ang ginagawa ninyo?

  7. Aldub NATION wag patulan ang bitter … G.V. Lang tayo … More power ALDUB

  8. Briggs abnoy // December 26, 2015 at 10:46 am //

    Aldogs nilampaso ng beauty and the bestie. Bwahahaha. Umay umay na sa kaka ngiwe. Naabnoy na.prang si briggs. Bitter palage hahaha

  9. kawawang all you need is pagibig nilalangaw sa sinehan hahaha… laocean deep ang kimchi ng mga ebak. walang nagawa ang kayamanan ni kristd sa aldub nation!

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