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‘Finding You’ Review: The Consequences of Remembering

 

FINDING YOU (2019) Review
Directed by Easy Ferrer

Can you trust your memories? 

Easy Ferrer’s directorial debut goes on a different direction in exploring friendship and relationships. Jane Oineza and Jerome Ponce were perfect for their roles, giving the film authenticity in showing how friendship works and how things can get complicated when feelings are involved.

Hyperthymesia, the opposite of amnesia or having a vivid memory of everything. It may seem cool to some but for Nel, there are certain things he can’t remember which makes him want to find the person that made him feel all the pain a “throwback app” presented to him.

The film can be fun, it can be relatable but it can also be heartbreaking. ‘Finding You’ puts a special kind of person in a special kind of friendship that’s very complex. One remembers everything while the other one absorbs every memory that flashes back to him. It shows the consequences of remembering, the good ones and the bad ones. And it shows why we choose to sometimes forget.

The film wouldn’t work as effective as it did if it weren’t for the chemistry of Jane and Jerome and the dynamics of the cast. You may say ‘Finding You’ is a journey, a personal one. And one way or another, you can relate to Nel’s journey. I love how vivid the colors are and how perfectly framed the shots are. Finding You may have its flaws but there is something that stays in you the way memories stays with Nel.

29 Finding You

3 OUT OF 5 STARS

3 stars

‘Finding You’ is now showing in cinemas nationwide from Regal Entertainment, Inc. Rated PG by the MTRCB.

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