Remember the opening of 500 Days of Summer where the narrator tells, “This is a story of boy meets girl, but you should know upfront, this is not a love story”? That popped in my head after seeing the movie, Starting Over Again.
Starting Over Again is as good as the trailer. The first time I saw it, I teared up immediately, and I was inside the office. Embarassing, right? I thought this must be a good movie. This should be a good movie! And it is!
Everyone who loved One More Chance will love Starting Over Again. I’m not saying that they have the same story, what I meant was finally a movie has captured our hearts, the same way as the Popoy-Basha movie.
Toni and Piolo were superb in this film. It is a given that Piolo is a great actor, but I am surprised how Toni performed her character, Ginny. She made me cry a dozen of times in the movie. She can make the audience laugh and cry at the same time. Her character involved strenuous emotional and physical phases which made me appreciate Toni in a different level.
Did I say they are both good looking? And I now declare that Toni Gonzaga is my new girl-crush.
The story tells us that there is something in the past that we regret. Some people we left or who left us. There are some friends who kept our sanity despite our stupid ways in love. It is a movie that tells what happens in relationships. The plausible crazy things we do for love.
There are lines that will be stuck in your head, because they are relatable. Maybe you’ve said it before, or you’ve planned to say it but never had the chance.
For the ending, I might spill out some details. IF you haven’t seen it yet, skip this part.
I can say that it is comparable to 500 days of Summer. Not everyone gets a happy ending. Sometimes your great love will never be your last love. You might be destined for someone else. Relationships end because we deserve someone else.
My rating? I’d say 5/5. I’m not exaggerating, but that’s how good it is. I would love to watch it again: alone, inside my room with my headset on so that I could cry my heart out one more time.
If you haven’t seen it yet, you’re missing a really good film. They say seeing a film these days is really expensive, but this is worth it. And you have to watch out for a funny and kilig ending. :)