In a movie season dominated
by blockbuster action movies in North America, it is a welcome breather
to see refreshing counterprogramming. Once in a while, a brief brainy
break or a unique cinematic work presents itself as an alternative
to regular summer fare.
In the case of Every Breath U Take, the latest of Star Cinema’s
19th anniversary offerings, moviegoers have a chance to savor a
refreshingly new pairing in Piolo Pascual and Angelica Panganiban
– two superstars known for their incredibly good looks and
serious acting chops. Throw in the mix stellar director Mae Czarina
Cruz, who megged the Sarah Geronimo-Gerald Anderson starrer, Catch
Me… I’m in Love (2011), and Anne Curtis-Sam Milby’s
Babe, I Love You (2010) blockbusters, and you have a very promising
film at hand.
This June, TFC brings this exciting romantic comedy to four cities
in Canada: Winnipeg, Manitoba; Vancouver, British Columbia; Mississauga
and Scarborough in Ontario.
The story itself is contemporary and straightforward: Majoy (Panganiban)
is a woman running out of time: her biological clock is tick-tocking
and according to her doctor, her ovaries are “drying up”.
Uninitiated in physical intimacy, she nervously but desperately
goes out on a manhunt because she dreams of having a family one
Superstitious, Majoy has used as criteria a set of signs to determine
her true love which leads her to Leo (Pascual), a career-driven
playboy who believes love will never be a priority for him. But
the signs Majoy is looking for all point to Leo! Can she do what
it takes to make him believe that they are fated to be together?
But what about the mysterious characters who are bent at ruining
their budding relationship?
The simplicity of the storyline gets its layers of texture from
the enthusiastic and charming performances of the cast led by Pascual
and Panganiban. The Pollyannaish energy of Panganiban is contagious,
making people believe the character’s innocence (or naiveté)
even in the face of a woman’s race against time. Pascual is
perfectly cast as Leo, the slick, smooth seducer who breaks Majoy’s
inhibitions to pave the way for conquest but finds himself emotionally
drawn to her.
Can the couple with different agenda in life actually end up happily
“If you look at movie theatres today, what you see are action,
adventure, sci-fi, fantasy, animation, horror or a mixture of these.
We need to realize that there is a market that looks for movie fare
that does not involve explosions and human body count. For our teleserye-loving
folks, we believe that a Filipino romantic comedy that stars top
TFC celebrities like Piolo and Angelica would be a welcome and relaxing
counterpoint,” said TFC Canada Managing Director Marco Amoranto.
Catch Every Breath U Take in Winnipeg, June 1-14, 2012:
Cineplex Northgate Winnipeg. 1399 McPhillips Street, Winnipeg MB,
R2V 3C4 (204) 334-6234.