It was Tuesday, March 4, the last day of "Starting Over Again movie at Shang Cineplex. My mind debated whether to watch the movie or not. I thought of just attending 6pm event but my protesting feet led me to Papa Piolo, err to Shangrila to meet Joy. Before we (Lyn and I) reach the place, she already bought a ticket for herself, determined to watch alone if ever we didn't push the movie date. The film was about to pull out that day so we got no choice but to catch the last showing day. According to the news, three weeks since it was released in theaters, the movie already earned P375 million.
“Starting Over Again” is not the usual story with "live happily ever after" ending. It just perfectly made for Piolo Pascual and Toni Gonzaga. I couldn't imagine the story if they end up together. It's a romantic comedy movie where I found myself laughing in most of the scenes.
There were only a few viewers in the theater. I can count them in my fingers. What would you expect in almost a month showing.
"I love you Piolo." This is where Toni got noticed in a soft drink commercial in 2001. In this movie, Toni (as Ginny) shouts, "I love you, Sir Marco!"
Piolo Pascual and Toni Gonzaga play Marco and Ginny. Marco is a History Professor while Ginny is an Architect student. They met in a university and everything went well until one day, Ginny decided to leave for Barcelona leaving Marco alone and confused.
"I almost died and everyday, I wish I'm dead." - Marco
Four years after, Ginny received a letter from Marco through letterlater, (scheduled mail) which was written on the day she left. When Ginny came back to the Philippines, she held on to the words "I won't lose hope" and that kept her to pursue again Marco hoping to rekindle the past.
The story is beyond what a typical movie ends. If you want a full story, please watch (soon to be released on DVD or can be downloaded?) and know the meaning of "closure." That's what I remembered well in the movie.
Rating. I can't give a perfect score because there are some scenes while Ginny was chasing Marco over Metro that I don't like. It is just fair to give 4/5 and the price for the tickets are just worth it considering we almost own the cinema for block screening. :)
"I don’t know. I can never unlove you. I’ll just love you in a different way now.” – Marco