Limping and all, I honored my promise to my favorite girls in the office and (slowly) walked my way to Midtown to watch You Changed My Life. =) It was a full house. I’ve never seen the stairs leading to the seats also occupied with people until then. It was literally a full moviehouse.
Anyway, I have no big thoughts on the movie as a whole because I came there to relax. I don’t even want to compare it to its prequel which I also watched. Kicked off by MY’s Wow I’m watching Tagalog movies now! moment, everything’s funny, light and perfect for a Friday night. The movie’s still mushy and Sarah’s hair was uncomfortable to look at (believe me, I’ve had the same sentiment about Dr. Cuddy’s bangs and I lied when I said it grows on you; it doesn’t).
Halfway through the movie, there were five of us sitting in a row, and suddenly, we all blurted a disappointed, “Nooo, no, no…” to Layda(Sarah’s character)’s reason that she wants to resign from her job to have more time with Miggy, the boyfriend. I think people looked at us, hahaha. Another companion, who’s married, then told us, “Obvious na single kayo ha.” Uh, yeah.
We spent the rest of movie laughing at the corny lines, though they amused us also. In fact, we’re thinking of using them when a good chance shows itself. =) However, we just can’t help but react at the ridiculousness of them lovesick puppy dog people in the movie.
Good thing they redeemed the stupid love shit by a timely realization towards the end. Given the situation of not just the fictional characters but everyone, it’s absurd to demand to be together everyday esp. when you’re not working for the same company. MAYBE THAT’S JUST ME. I also hated the argument I FEEL BAD DAHIL AKO NAKAKAGAWA AKO NG PARAAN AT NAGKAROON NG TIME, BAKIT IKAW HINDI. Whatdafrog. Guilt trip, hello? Okay, at times it’s justified, but MAYBE I’M JUST EASY, kasi for me, maalala lang ako isang araw, tipong, O HONEY BUSY AKO MAGHAPON, DI KITA MATATAWAGAN OR MASUSUNDO, HAVE A GREAT DAY, I LOVE YOU. Tama na yon. Aba yung iba gusto pa, susunduin sila araw araw sa Marikina eh sa Laguna nagtatrabaho yung boyfriend nila. Wahahaha. Reversely, my college boyfriend broke up with me because of this kind of indifference. Sinasabi ko lang, haha! Anyway, siguro nga, in rare cases, acceptable na yung reason na MISS NA MISS NA KASI KITA kaya gumagawa ang tao ng ganun. Fine.
I also don’t mean to offend but it’s also irritating to revolve your day’s activities around your partner. Pag di ka na masusundo, take a cab! Pag di makakarating sa dinner, go ahead and eat, either on your own o with friends. Mag-pity pityhan ba, magpakagutom? So pinapatulan ko tlaga yung movie, hahaha! Or maybe nasasabi ko lang ito dahil hindi ko pa nararanasan yung magka-boyfriend na parang phone pal mo na lang kasi di na kayo nagkikita. Ewan din. Pero your life should go on pa rin, and shouldn’t be hinged on someone’s schedule. Malaking kalokohan yan.
As I said, the realization garnered a chorus of approval from our row. Kami kami lang din ulit. =) Narealize ni Layda na HINDI KO DAPAT PAIKUTIN ANG MUNDO KO SA’YO KASI MAY BUHAY KA MAY BUHAY DIN AKO. Tumpak. Lalo pa kung hindi naman talaga kayo pareho ano.
Then again, who am I to say things on this matter NOW? Ayoko din naman magsalita ng tapos but in our post-movie discussion over coffee (meron nun, mandatory yun), we all agreed, at this point, hindi ka na magpapaka-highschooley na kelangan laging joined at the hip kayo ng partner mo. Ano ba?! Sabi ko nga sa point na ito, after a few experiences, THERE ARE CERTAIN FORMS OF FREEDOM I CAN NO LONGER GIVE UP. Na feeling ko naman tama. I don’t disappear behind the person I love. And problema lang, baka naman maoverdo ko, ako na pala ang lumalamon sa kanya. Yay, deep. Parang Marianas Trench. Another thing, I am a believer of the reality na hindi talaga pantay ang feelings ng dalawang tao sa bawat isa. One will always love more. And it’s not bad as it is; ganun lang tlaga, and it doesn’t mean the other person is lacking, or is wrong. Kaya nga lang, ganun eh, kung maglalabas ng measuring cup palagi para sukatin ang level ng love, wala talaga tayong mararating nyan.
Anyway, natawa lang ako sa cheesy lines ni Miggy sa dulo ng movie. Sabi nya, I AM THE WORST PERSON TO LOVE. MINSAN HINDI KO KAYANG GUMAWA NG TIME PARA SA’YO. THERE ARE TIMES NA MAKAKALIMUTAN KITA. KAHIT HINDI KO SINASADYA, I WOULD HURT YOU. PERO ETO NA KASI AKO EH. I MAY NOT GIVE YOU EVERYTHING I AM BUT I AM GIVING YOU MY BEST. Uhm, wala lang. Hahaha!
So sinagot yun ni Layda na tinatanggap daw nya lahat yun. Eh may choice ka ba, iha? =)
Lastly, so kahit pala smack on the lips, hindi pa allowed sa contract ni Sarah? She’s turning 21, right? And she’s going to be kissing John Lloyd Cruz. Ewan ko anong meron at me clause sa contract nya na kelangang fake ang kissing scene. Which was not even a kissing scene. Oh well, whatever makes them happy. The movie’s funny anyway even without it.