That Thing Called Online Ticket Reservation*

07 February 2015

Antoinette Jadaone's That Thing Called Tadhana is the first movie I watched on the big screen this year. I know the movie has gained a lot of positive reviews but I still didn't want to expect too much because I've been burned by one too many local films already, but I ended up liking it a lot!

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It has a simple premise: boy meets heartbroken girl, heartbroken girls tells woes to boy, heartbroken girl and boy go on a roadtrip so girl can "find herself again." What sets the movie apart are its lines that don't sound fake nor contrived, the palpable chemistry between the two main actors – JM de Guzman as Anthony and Angelica Panganiban as Mace, and its cinematography.

I watch Mace crying her heart out and I remember myself from The Major Heartbreak from four years ago. I never thought of killing myself, but it was like I lost the will to live. I was crying for a long time and felt empty for months. Even without directly telling me, I know I alienated people so I'm really thankful that my friends remained supportive. It felt like forever but finally, one day I woke up and Life looked beautiful again. I buried myself in my new job, met new people, and learned new skills. I became open to possibilities.

And that's why I don't judge when people tell me they are trying to cope with a broken heart. We treat problems differently so it's only expected that we have different ways of coping. I've dealt with a few minor heartaches after The Major Heartbreak, but, I don't know, I guess I'm stronger now, or at least more equipped to deal with bullshit.

If there's one thing to take away from this, it's that I refuse to be cynical.

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I'm excited to fall in love again.

*The title of this post concerns a humorous account of how we were able to get our hands on movie tickets, but I guess it's one of those stories where you had to be there to find it remotely funny. LOL.

9 comments:

CJ said...

Super pumped for this. I like what's getting churned out slowly into our mainstream cinemas. Indie film fests are still the way to go to see quality Philippine cinema. No Enteng Bossing Ina there. :)

CJ said...

I like your ensemble!

poohsteazo said...

I still have to watch this. I didn't get to see English Only Please... I'm sure this will leave the theater before I find the time. Hahaha!

AC M. said...

I can't wait to see this. Cinema One pa lang gusto ko na sya makita, good thing nagka-commercial run. Kaya lang di ipapalabas dito sa SG, so wait na lang ako online.. maski sa pay per view ng TFC sana ipalabas para malinaw. Huhu.

krissy said...

Exactly! Were you able to watch it already? :)

krissy said...

I hope you were already able to find the time, Crix! ♡

krissy said...

I wish you get to watch it soon! I don't watch Tagalog rom-coms that much, but this one is really good! Funny and kilig in all the right places. Didn't make me cringe at all! ♡

CJ said...

Not yet. :/ Wonder if it's still showing?

krissy said...

It was still showing last weekend! Hope you can still get to watch it this weekend just in case! :)