I just got out of the multiplex after watching the movie “In My Life” from Star Cinema. You have got to watch this one. Ms. Vilma Santos outdid herself and brought out the finest acting she has ever made – bar none – in decades. She is the master of her craft a la Meryl Streep. John Lloyd Cruz perfectly matched Ms. Santos and firmly established himself as the heir apparent to the likes of Christopher de Leon and the late Dindo Fernando & Jay Ilagan. The direction of Olivia Lamasan is perfectly tempered to come up with the best Pinoy Dramedy in years. It is one movie Pinoys can be proud of. And before I forget, Luis Manzano really made her mom proud in this one. His role may not be as demanding as the other two, but he made sure that his take will leave an indelible mark.
This early, I am predicting a grand slam for Ms. Vilma Santos and John Lloyd Cruz for Best Actress & Best Supporting Actor – respectively – in next year’s award derbies. The movie should also score numerous nominations and at least one Best Picture award or two, but it is the acting where it will rake in all the honors.
Here is the movie’s full trailer:
video courtesy of YouTube/movecana
If you have issues about the movie’s gay theme, set them aside. The relationship between John Lloyd Cruz’ and Luis Manzano’s characters is pivotal but the plot goes well beyond that. I cannot give you spoilers but suffice it to say that you won’t be disappointed after watching the 2-hour flick. Catch it! Now Na!