LAKBAY2LOVE (2016) Review
Directed by Ellen Ongkeko-Marfill
While it may successfully delivered what it wants the audience to see, the film lacks an interesting story that goes with its scenic experience. If you can get past the cliched love triangle dramas and more than enough montages, you might as well just enjoy the view. The film mostly deals with cycling, traveling from one location to another, exploring the beautiful spots you can immerse yourself into. Trillo and Heussaff did fine as they are naturally active in sports and other physically demanding aspects their roles have to endure.
The serenity of most of its scenes are most likely the parts you will love. The silence combined with the view felt genuinely relaxing. But you did go to watch a movie, and the story is underwhelming even with good actors at hand. The characters doesn’t seem to be the highlight of the film as they are just props to what the filmmakers want to present, which is the life of a cyclist. And most of the film, though trying to connect each of the characters’ stories, doesn’t feel sincere.
2 OUT OF 5 STARS
“Lakbay2Love” is now showing in Philippine cinemas from Erasto Films. Rated PG by the MTRCB.