Life and Lemons Movie Review

And that’s two hours of my life I will never get back.

The tickets were free. So I thought what the hell. So that’s basically what it all added up to. The Tagalog movie snub in me thought the automatic ‘ew’ at mere thought of the Bea Alonzo-Sam Milby starrer. But I liked those two Sarah-John Lloyd movies (I forgot the titles, haha), thus the decision ‘what the hell’. Maybe Tagalog love stories are finally getting more substance than mush.

But no. Gah—no. Between all the face-eating and the sleazy looks and the manufactured kilig moments and the choppy story-telling and convoluted dialogue and the twisted spoken Tagalog (cannot be helped from the Amboy, irritatingly intentional for the starlet) and the mush, gaaaah the never ending mush, my sister and I were the first to bolt the minute the lights turned on. We were hiding our faces. What was extra funny though was I was sitting between Jean and Celina, and it was like straddling a state line, i.e. when Sam was singing ‘And I love You So’ to googly-eyed Bea, Celina and I were looking for somewhere we can politely vomit, while Jean was gushing and giggling. I keep telling Jean she’s reading too many Tagalog romance novels. She refuses to listen.

Thank Candy Pangilinan for the intentionally funny moments. Those few minutes saved my bleeding brain.

I’m going back to Hogwarts. The story of an 11-year wizard destined to defeat Evil incarnate is a lot more realistic, surely.

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  • supermina
    September 12, 2009 at 8:24 am

    Eww, I don’t like all of the people in that movie! My gosh, trailer pa lang ang sarap na nila batuhin lahat!:)) I feel sorry for you, really. I think this is like the time I watched that KC-Richard Gutierrez movie. Its only redeeming quality was that it was shot in Greece.

  • girlsomewherethere
    September 13, 2009 at 4:03 am

    grabe, richard gutierrez. gah. these people are all on our shit list. dont know what i was thinking.

    you can watch the sisterhood of the travelling pants movie again to see greece. though it was crappy compared to the book (no duh), at least the actors did not suck.

  • supermina
    September 18, 2009 at 11:58 am



  • thisismyfireexit
    September 21, 2009 at 8:10 am

    wahh! i’m so nervous. puh-leeeaaze don’t ruin seth for me movie-people, i so love him. and the summer king has to be the hottest metrosexual softie/loser ever. so it fits. and aislinn, of course, there are requirements. and don’t even get me started on irial.

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