Since it’s vacation and its the holiday season. We decided to make the most of our bonding session and watch a movie together. However, since it’s already December all the movies in the cinemas were all MMFF films so we just had to pick one movie to watch and bond over. 😀
Good thing! 🙂 My cousin works for Ayala Malls and as part of her employee benefits she had free tickets to any MMFF movie! :) Thanks Ate! 🙂 So here goes now another movie review. We picked this movie since Mom didn’t fancy horror flicks like Feng Shui and Shake, Rattle and Roll especially since my brother tagged along with us so he might get scared. 😀 So we opted to have a good laugh instead and preferred to watch English Only Please top billed by Jennylyn Mercado and Derek Ramsey.
To get a general idea of what I’m talking about in case you haven’t watched it yourself here’s the movie trailer.
To also give you a brief backgrounder on this here’s a quick synopsis:
Julian Parker (Derek Ramsay) is a New York-based Fil-American thought he would never talk to a Filipina since his Mom also was a native of our country and left his American father when greener pastures came her way. However, Megan (Isabel Oli) changed all his preconceived beliefs on our people when he falls head over heels in love with her or so he thought. However a series of unfortunate events unfold and our Main Man is left hurt and angry over being ditched by his girlfriend (Isabel Oli). He decides to tell her exactly how hurt and angry he is – in Tagalog, because his complete ignorance of the language was one of the reasons for the breakup. So he hires an English tutor, Tere Madlangsacay (Jennylyn Mercado), to translate his speech into Tagalog and flies to Manila so she can teach him how to deliver it.
Meanwhile on the other side of the coin, Tere is still very much attached to her ex-boyfriend Rico (Kean Cipriano) who cheats on her, expects expensive presents, and won’t even get back together with her officially. She knows she’s being a doormat, but she seems committed to her martyrdom. How can such a lovely, smart, otherwise efficient woman allow herself to be treated so badly? You’d be surprised at how often this happens in real life.
The movie actually was very light interspersed with witty retorts and punch lines along the way which made us cringe in our seats and made their die hard fans adore them all the more. This love story did not immediately start off as those love at first sight kind of thing but it eventually touched our hearts to the core as evidenced by their realness and raw emotions that you can definitely relate to. 🙂