ALL OF YOU (2017) Review
Directed by Dan Villegas
Some say you have to experience love to understand what relationships offer, the good, the bad, the worst. But in Dan Villegas latest romance movie, Jennylyn Mercado and Derek Ramsay effortlessly presents a love story that will give warmth and pain in your hearts as how real relationships would go.
In the film, Gab (Mercado) have been single for months and her friends urged her to use the dating app (very much like Tinder) to find new love, or at least meet a guy to flirt with. Lucky for Gab, she meets Gabby (Ramsay), who’s really an ideal partner: hot, stable and loving. The two, go through the simplest and most complex difficulties in their relationship which test their love for one another.
The film asks the question, is love enough? All of You will open a lot of conversations about relationships. The good, the bad and the worst. What keeps you holding on and what makes you let go. It is heartbreaking but at the same time, enlightening as it tackle the faults of each side in a relationship.
Jennylyn Mercado, as always, delivers whether it is a drama, comedy or romance, she does well in making her character feel real and as relatable as possible. Derek Ramsay, on the other hand, is a surprise here. We can finally see him as more than just the looks and the body, he may have given the best performance of his career in this film.
Dan Villegas has been always sensitive when it comes to the characters of his movies. The imperfections, the real fights, the little details that define relationships and All of You isn’t excluded there. You could just see yourself not just in one of the main characters but in both.
This may not be the freshest story there is, but when the drama and romance kicks, it stays.
3.5 OUT OF 5 STARS
“All of You” is now showing in Philippine cinemas nationwide from Quantum Films, MJM Productions, Globe Studios and Planet A Media Productions. Rated R-13 by the MTRCB.