Ang ‘now’ population ng ating greater Manila area – composed of titas, peeps in their 30s still trying to make it, and the millennials na may access sa lahat – ang nagbigay-buhay sa Love Me Tomorrow. The cliches of all three age groups ay matamang represented by the three leads. Kahit may product placements, most of it were necessary to tell the story. Some aspects could have been better but overall, this film is worth watching with tempered expectations.
SYNOPSIS: A generational love story about a DJ, a conflicted millennial woman, and a woman who is described to be ‘on the verge of renaissance.’ They will be caught in a love triangle that will spark thoughts on one-night stands, May-December affairs and other aspects of life. (synopsis from Peptalk)
DIRECTOR: Gino M. Santos
CAST: Dawn Zulueta | Piolo Pascual | Colleen Garcia | Freddie Webb | Carmi Martin | Maxene Magalona | Lui Villaruz | RK Bagatsing | Marco Gumabao | Ana Abad-Santos | Marnie Lapuz | Ruby Ruiz | Francesca Floirendo | Patrick Garcia | Barbie Imperial
“Kung ang tungkulin ng mga babae ay ang pagsilbihan ang asawa at mga anak, ano na lang ang gagawin nila ‘pag wala na sila?”
Oo nga naman. Mapapa-isip ka sa tanong na ito dahil at this day and age, hindi na din bago ang maiwan ng asawa at anak sa ano pa mang dahilan. Kapag nagkaka-edad na din, we begin to ask ourselves ano na nga ba ang meaning and purpose of our lives? ‘Yan ang isa sa mga issues na lightly but deliberately portrayed ni Christy (Zulueta) bilang a woman in her 50s trying to find her place in this world. Nabigyang hustisya ni Dawn – together with her band of “Titas of Manila” friends – ang current situation of the titas Manilenos know because they have one in their lives.
Speaking of portrayals, pumapangalawa naman ang pagka-swak sa Pinoy millennial ni Janine (Garcia): Instagram-famous, needs to be seen, has a netowrk of friends and acquaintances through social media, lumaki sa comfort of smartphone and the Internet. Ang mga naghahanap naman ng purpose and meaning in life in their 30s ay ginampanan ni JC (Pascual). Both these roles mare-recognize mo in your everyday dealings with people, lalo na if you live in Manila. Of the three lead roles however, parang kay Papa P lang hindi nababagay ang role. Perhaps someone could have done greater justice to the role. Jericho Rosales would have been a good candidate.
The three stories and roles were nicely interwoven kahit pa predictable ang naging takbo nito mula umpisa hanggang dulo. Kahit may mga cliches here and there, enjoyable pa rin namang panoorin ito. Carmi Martin’s quips and delivery elicited laughs from the moviegoers. Some dialogue in the movie did that, too. Ageism, the quest to find one’s purpose, life lessons, maturity – these themes are all in this movie.
Trust Star Cinema to have good cinematography and employ a soundtrack that can sell. This movie has both. In addition, kung dati ang parati kong reklamo ay ang walang-patumanggang product placements in most of Pinoy commercial movies, ang product placements dito sa pelikulang ito ay about 80-90% kailangan sa story. Hindi naging sagabal or eye sore masyado.
Overall, enjoyable naman ang ‘Love Me Tomorrow’. Walang heavy teleserye drama, and the primary themes were touched upon and told lightly. Hindi kailangan ng matinding analysis, and very relatable ang characters. Some aspects could have been better but overall, this film is worth watching with tempered expectations.