“Hindi ba, pag in love ka, Tanga ka?”
Funny, entertaining, and has a positive ending. That’s what a usual Star Cinema film looks like.
And the movie, Bakit Hindi Ka Crush Ng Crush Mo starring Kim Chiu and Xian Lim is no exception.
What made this film different from the streak of rom com mainstream films though, was its spot on instructional narration made by Ramon Bautista, the author of the book of the same name the movie was adapted. Making a few cameo roles in the film, Bautista’s collaboration with Director Joyce Bernal proved to be effective as they interweave the cores of step-by-step procedure to get over a heartbreak.
The movie follows the story of Sandeng Veloso (Kim Chiu), an ugly duckling and firm believer in true love, who gets her heart broken by her boyfriend Gardo Santos (Kean Cipriano) after he decides to dump her on their first anniversary.
This is when Alex Prieto (Xian Lim) enters the picture as the newly appointed boss who tries to solve the financial dilemma of the family-owned company Sandeng works for. He helps Sandeng get over her ex alongside the process, despite haunting personal issues he has to face, too.
This is the first pairing of Kim and Xian on big screen and it’s impossible to resist that what worked best on this film was their undeniable chemistry. Their team up was ridiculously good, one can become an instant fan!
There’s this one instance in the car where the most simple and yet cheesiest lines from a Star Cinema film were usually delivered:
“Alam niyo, sir, na-Google ko na kayo.”
“So did you like what you saw?”
“Mas gusto ko po ‘tong hard copy.”
Did that remind you of Miggy-Laida on their first movie? Heh.
It was an easy breezy movie but I find the family scene with Pokwang and her kids irrelevant. The drama was too forced on that one, it appeared as though it was only placed there to make Pokwang appear less irrelevant but it only emphasized the obvious.
My favorite part of the film was the meet and greet with the Prieto family. Freddie Webb was such an adorable grandfather; he’s an instant crowd-pleaser. Toward the end of the event, Sandeng quipped: “Grabe, parang magazine ang buong pamilya niyo. Bawal ang pangit.”
Unexpectedly, Kim Chiu seems to throw witty lines to be N times better. She truly made an incredible acting chops on this film and showed that she’s not just tailored for drama, but comedy as well.
Save for some noteworthy points about moving on, Bakit Hindi Ka Crush Ng Crush Mo will unfailingly make you laugh and entertain you through and through.
Watch the trailer HERE.