LOVE ME TOMORROW (2016) Review
Directed by Gino M. Santos
Piolo Pascual, Coleen Garcia and Dawn Zulueta in one movie, a little hard to imagine that it can happen years ago but Star Cinema did want to have this year to experiment on their love teams for their offerings. Directed by Gino M. Santos, Love Me Tomorrow’s story structure is baffling, one because it’s too cliched and two, because the characters are written as if it wants to break stereotypes for “cougar,” “DJ-ing” and “blogging,” that it actually makes them look worse or sadder than being stereotyped.
Piolo Pascual plays a DJ in which he is called D-JC (JC is his name) in his 30s, not the most ideal job for his age but he’s great in it as the film tries to say. Coleen Garcia, one of the top bloggers in the country, also a club promoter wants to prove to JC (Pascual) that he deserves her and should love her so she continues to support and tolerate DJ’s dependency on her. Dawn Zulueta, recently widowed is enjoying her almost 50s, that came with the right timing of meeting her college friend, one of the members of “Titas of Manila,” even with age, still partying and having the time of their lives.
The whole film felt forced, and not in a good way. There’s too much the characters want to prove that it ended up being a disaster. How the film presents these characters are bad enough that it doesn’t even know that they are also careless in writing not just the story as a whole but also their dialogues. Everything’s superficial, we see beautiful faces and dumb characters, dumb for love, yes, but also dumb enough not to be aware of the relationships they have or even the events of their lives.
We may see good cinematography and decent acting but the story is just all over the place. It might be fun at times but it hardly makes up for the film’s overall quality.
PS. MTRCB rated the film PG even with sexy scenes and with words like cougar and FuBu which they actually mention its definition (F*ck Buddy).
1.5 OUT OF 5 STARS
“Love Me Tomorrow” is now showing in Philippine cinemas nationwide from Star Cinema. Rated PG by the MTRCB.