I’m not a big fan of Filipino romance movies. In my opinion, they’re pretty predictable, and mostly, unrealistic. Some people love these kinds of movies. They’re just not for me. So when I watched I’m Drunk, I Love You, I wasn’t really expecting it to be too different from all the other romantic Filipino movies I’ve watched before. But lo and behold, I was pleasantly surprised by I’m Drunk, I Love You.
I fell in love with this movie!
Relationships are messy. Falling in love is hard. Falling in love with a friend is even harder, especially if the other party doesn’t feel the same way as you do – I should know this! That’s the thing that I loved most about this movie, it shows you that love is not easy and it’s not supposed to be. It shows you the reality of falling in love, getting hurt, being rejected, and moving on, if there is a need to. It shows you how, often times, you do not get what you want in the end, and that’s okay.
The events, the conversations, the relationships, everything felt genuine. There was no pretentious bullshit like most romance movies do. A rich guy don’t always fall for the poor girl. The unattractive girl don’t always turn out to be the girl of the guy’s dreams in the end. That’s not how the world works.
The cast in this movie was very small, but all of them played their part well. I loved the chemistry between both the lead actors, Maja Salvador and Paulo Avelino. I bought that they were best friends and believed that they cared about each other, only in different levels. There was, definitely, something there, but maybe, it just wasn’t the right time for them.
OPM was also a big part of this movie. It featured a lot of good OPM songs that I haven’t heard before, that I know absolutely love. One song in particular was Hanggang Dito Na Lang by Jimmy Bondoc.
Overall, I really loved this movie! I would highly recommend people to see it when they can. I’m sure they would re-release this at some point since this movie had gained a lot of positive feedback.
Have you seen I’m Drunk, I Love You? What did you think about it?