‘My Perfect You’ new romantic dramedy

  • Page Views 528
  • Director Cathy Garcia-Molina is back with a brand new romantic dramedy, this time, trying a new pairing with Gerald Anderson and Pia Wurtzbach playing Burn and Abi respectively. “My Perfect You” is mainly presented from Burn’s perspective following a humiliating series of events that leads him shut off from the world. During his darkest times, he coincidentally meets Abi – a quirky resort-owner who is trying to revive her dying business.

     Admittedly, many were skeptical about “My Perfect You.” The trailer doesn’t offer anything really new from what we’ve seen before in classic Star Cinema rom-coms, and without a proven combination of stars, it’s perhaps viewed as a non A grade project. But the film is a breath of fresh air in a genre that seems to thrive on the popularity of love teams more than the film’s narrative. Tackling several new concepts intertwined with the traditional rom-com tropes, it explores the sensitive issue of mental health in a way that it’s not too on the nose.

    Anderson has proven time and time and again that he has the acting chops of a caliber actor. But it’s been quite a while since we’ve seen him offering this kind of performance, perhaps its due to a series of lackluster projects that didn’t necessarily capitalize on his abilities. “My Perfect You” is a great reminder that he has earned his right to be called an actor. The way he can easily navigate between his cheesy sequences and dramatic takes is impressive. If it wasn’t for his believable portrayal of a man genuinely in love with a figment of his imagination, the film would’ve not worked as well as it did.

    Wurtzbach, on the other hand, handled her dramatic scenes really well, although some of the comedic bits didn’t pan out as good as it could’ve been. Her chemistry with Anderson was questionable at the start, but their tandem, boosted by their three other friends, eventually found its footing that by the end that their farewell was so heartbreaking.

    “My Perfect You’s” attempt at a rom-com that delves deep than just your usual meet-cutes is commendable. Garcia-Molina handled Burn’s special condition well that it eases the stigma on mental health without being too preachy. Instead, it presents it in a creative fashion with its cinematography and the subtle voices that Burn supposedly hears.

    At the same time, the story didn’t glorify it as nothing more than a third element in an otherwise formulaic love story. Instead it shines a light not just on Burn’s struggle to cope with it, but also his family’s in-denial and eventual acceptance of his situation that led to his betterment.

    My Perfect You tackles the many adversaries life has to offer, and how the power of optimism and love can counter just about anything.

    Share

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 20 July 2018
      2 days ago No comment

      Ant Man and The Wasp (PG)

      Mini Marvels! Giant -sized fun is on tap big time in Ant Man and The Wasp. Trust Marvel Studios and Disney to come up with just a crackerjack fun time at the movies. Better than your typical superhero movie check out this crowd -pleaser at Cineplex Cinemas around BC. ...

    • 20 July 2018
      2 days ago No comment

      ABS-CBN Star Cinema’s “I Love You Hater” posts the truths and lies about love and what’s in between

      Star Cinema’s anniversary offering brings together Philippine Queen of Media Kris Aquino and young entertainment royalties JoshLia in a story that shows how hate is not the end and be of it all MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Is it possible to love someone you hate? The generational movie “I Love ...

    • 16 July 2018
      6 days ago No comment

      Manny Pacquiao is back!

      KUALA LUMPUR – “I’m back! With these words, Filipino boxing icon served notice to the whole world of his third coming after devastating losses he suffered the past seven years. Defeats dealt him by arch-rivals Juan Manuel Marquez in 2012 and Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2015, and only last ...

    • 16 July 2018
      6 days ago No comment

      Glaiza works hard in Contessa

      GLAIZA De Castro revealed that some of the episodes of her hit afternoon show, “Contessa,” are recorded in the morning and aired in the same afternoon. “Naubusan kasi kami ng stocked episodes,” she said. “Dalawang taping days namin, inabot ng maghapong ulan, lalo na ‘yung set in Daranak Falls ...

    • 16 July 2018
      6 days ago No comment

      Barbie as Happylou!

      Barbie Forteza has reason to rejoice because her primetime show, “Inday Will Always Love You,” continues to clobber its rival show in the ratings game. Her performance as the very positive and perky Happylou is truly a big winner as viewers just can’t seem to get enough of her. ...

    %d bloggers like this: