Miss You Like Crazy

Time is meaningless when you are in love. That was the wisdom of the newest movie offering from Star Cinema. Miss You Like Crazy serves as the reunion movie of John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo, one of the greatest loveteams in Philippine Television and Cinema.

Since I had class last Tuesday with Professor Tan, I was not able to attend the premiere night of Miss You Like Crazy. I was only able to see it on its first showing day. I have a habit of seeing a movie twice in a row so I saw it in a free-seating cinema. And believe me when I tell you, this was the first movie I saw where there was practically no seats available. The theatre (there were two cinemas running the film) was jam-packed.

John Lloyd plays the character of Alan Alvarez, a young urban professional who, despite coming from a middle class family, is a mainstay in the high society scene, courtesy of his girlfriend played by Maricar Reyes, who was sporting a different hairdo. Bea, on the other hand, plays the character of Mia Samonte, a typical young breadwinner who decided to work abroad to support her family. Bea’s unusual habit of writing on stones to express her feelings plays an instrumental part in making Alan and Mia’s paths meet.

I commend film director Cathy Garcia-Molina for the innovative treatment of the storyline. Miss You Like Crazy did not confine itself with a linear story line. I like how Direk Cathy played with the element of time, after all, time was the essence of the movie.

No doubt, John Lloyd and Bea still have this outstanding on-screen chemistry. More than their chemistry, John Lloyd and Bea, in their own respective rights, have acting prowess to boot. Needless to say, John Lloyd and Bea were effective in their performance in Miss You Like Crazy.

Miss You Like Crazy is not your typical kilig movie. Truth be told, the movie does not simply rely on kilig moments. It is rather easy to shoot separate kilig moments and paste them altogether. But this movie prides itself of a smooth and interesting story.