I’m Drunk, I Love You will put me to bed and lull me to sleep tonight, smiling.
Saw the trailer during the MMFF season and I knew right then I would watch it. I was right, although Paulo Avelino and Maja Salvador are mainstream, the story is not. Yet highly relatable.
Seen it 3 hours ago and I can’t remember the first scene, really. Maybe because what will stick with you is the development of the story, the characters, the ending. The open-ending that is effortlessly nakakakilig for me. Isn’t exactly a happy ending, but it was just right. You wouldn’t want it any other way.
How I hope Filipino romantic movie makers – specifically – would all learn how to do that kind of ending. Not the usual love wins, the predictable resolve, as such ruins the entire thing. Viewers should be given the room to finish off the story in their own heads, whichever way they like it.
Back to the movie, the Paulo-Maja tandem really works for me. They play the characters well and their acting skills make them believable as UP college students. No cheesy-ness, just pure chemistry.
You’ll love Maja’s character, Carson. You’ll smile with her, cry with her, laugh with her, and love with her. Carson was stupid, but you’ll understand why she never learned. At one point or another, we were all her.
And Paulo was the perfect Dio. (I lost my breath in the bagong ligo scene btw. Huehue) While Jason Ty is the lovable gay bestfriend we all once dreamed to have.
I wasn’t really wasak, but I understand why the rest of the guys who have seen it were. Maybe I would if I am a college student, but I’m not. Add also the fact I studied in Miriam and I didn’t go out of the campus often.
IDILY didn’t need much dialog and drama to be emotional. I’ll give it 4 stars and recommend to those, at the moment, struggling with unresolved feelings and the need to let go. It’s like the movie is talking to you, and listening to you also!
Cool. Funny. Tagos sa heart! Watch it!