Miss You Like Crazy Is Too Long
No, I am not one of the thousands of Filipinos who are crazy over this latest film of Bea Alonzo and John Lloyd Cruz (JL). Though I wanted very much to like Miss You Like Crazy and leave the cinema smiling, I am sad to say that I was disappointed in the film. As my Plurk stated, it didn’t deserve the 2 hour play time it was allotted. For several reasons.
1. It was too predictable. I loved previous Bea and JL films but this time, the scenes are just too painful too watch. The jeepney scene, the park scene s, etc. Thirty minutes through the film, my ADHD kicked in and I was turning in my seat. Gabby was doing the same thing, albeit, with more frequency. The last JL movie we watched was the one with Sarah Geronimo and Gabby was captivated.
2. There was something off with Bea’s acting. I have always liked Bea. She’s good at drama and at comedy. But her laughs in the film sounded so hollow, insincere. I was surprised that she agreed to doing a love scene with JL, given her wholesome image, but I guess her tweetum days are over. The only memorable scene for me was the part were she said the following lines: “Pagkatapos kong ayusin ang buhay ko, babalik ka? Abe eh (BEEP) mo!”
3. There was very little spark. Now that JL has been successfully paired with Sarah Geronimo, his chemistry with Bea seems to have diminished. There was very little spark present. I don’t know why I felt that way. Maybe because JL was involved with too many girls and all have made headlines. What do you think?
4. Someone other than Maricar Reyes should have played JL’s socialite girlfriend. I have gotten tired of seeing Maricar everyday on TV with the same bland, lazy acting that I have always seen from her. True, she can deliver her English lines with the kind of confidence needed, but other than that she has nothing going on for her. She’s just too damn sweet for my taste.
On a positive note, I did like the fact that they featured the Pasig ferry. I have always been curious about that. One of these days I just might convince my daughter and to take a tour of Manila using the ferry as the main mode of transportation. Wouldn’t that be fun?