In the past few years, Filipino movies have been continuously improving. From the movies “Die Beautiful,” “Seklusyon,” “Ang Babae sa Septik Tank” and more, we can see that slowly, there has been progress in how our movies are produced.
Recently, the movie “Kita-Kita” made a buzz around the country. It stars the unlikely tandem of Alessandra de Rossi, known for her exceptional acting in heavy dramas, and Empoy Marquez, a well-known comedian who starred in a number of films.
According to ABS-CBN news, the producers only expected for the real-romance movie to earn 40 percent less than the P90 million it garnered after a week in theaters. Positive feedbacks were posted online that prodded more people to check out the movie.For a movie that is not mainstream, how did Kita-Kita capture the hearts of many Filipinos? The movie captivatingly makes anyone laugh and cry in ways unpredictable.
For a movie that is not mainstream, how did Kita-Kita capture the hearts of many Filipinos? The movie captivatingly makes anyone laugh and cry in ways unpredictable.
It is a story of Lea (de Rossi) who is suffering from temporary blindness. Lea meets her next-door neighbor Tonyo (Marquez). Tonyo’s lines like “E ano kung bulag ka? Ako naman ang magsisilbing mata mo e” will surely make you kilig and believe that humor is the new handsome.
The movie’s ending is not something that is usual in our films. Usually movie endings depict happiness, bliss and contentment. This movie took a risk. The unorthodox and tear-jerking ending probably captured the hearts of the audiences, making it one of the most celebrated Filipino movies today.
The cinematography of the film makes it more endearing despite being heartbreaking. It will make you feel like you were personally there to witness their unfortunate love affair. The acting of Alessandra and Empoy was commendable. Those two were so relatable. Empoy’s wit and humor and Allesandra’s natural acting will make you fall in love again.
In the end, the film will leave you lighthearted despite being regretful like Lea because it assures you that love can be found again.
What I learned from the movie is that love does not need the eyes to see, just the heart to feel. It will come at an unexpected time, unexpected place and with an unexpected person.
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