Sunday, May 15, 2011

Movie Review: In the Name of Love

Watching Filipino movies is one of my guilty pleasures, so I dragged my boys to watch "In the Name of Love" with me. I felt it was a must-see movie based on the trailer.

I'm glad my boys accompanied me to watch the movie since my Pinoy-movie buddy (my aunt) lives in Bicol. "In the Name of Love" is a love story full of twists, turns and many surprises. I like how the narration switched from present to past. It allowed the story to unfold like a multi-wrapped present. Unlike other movies, the trailer truly showed just the tip of the iceberg - enough to make a prospective movie-goer interested to watch.

I liked how Aga Muhlach and Angel Locsin portrayed the characters of Emman and Cedes and I now understand why Aga mentioned in his TV interview that it was the hardest role he had to portray. Emman and Cedes are just like any Filipino who dreamt big. Went abroad, found love and soon-after met trouble. Both characters went through trials, a sacrifice for love and Aga and Angel successfully conveyed the pain that the characters went through.

"In the Name of Love" is worth-seeing and I don't share that much about the movie because it might spoil your experience. I heard it took a year to make this movie and I wish all Filipino movie producers would take as much care in making films so the viewing public can enjoy great stories such as "In the Name of Love".


  1. Anonymous6:42 AM

    any site to watch this movie? i'm here in dubai so far no info when or where it will be released here..pls help..i see from the comments of the trailer that it's a great movie plus the cast wow..pls pls thanks..

  2. @Anonymous please support our local movies by buying original DVDs :)

  3. Anonymous9:10 PM

    I can only fully agree. i haven't watched movies for the longest time. I am glad I did.

  4. Anonymous11:09 PM

    I watched the movie already. I salute the writer for a job well-done. Thanks for exerting effort to come up with a brilliant movie. It's worth it.

  5. Wow, It makes me want to watch the movie more. Considering that they were able to finished the movie in 1 year convinces me that it's a must see.. Thanks for sharing..

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  6. Anonymous11:56 AM

    i wish i could have time to watch that movie!i don't wanna be the last person to watch it!the more comment i read in the world wide web,the greater urge for me to watch it up!but for now,as an avid fan of Ms.Angel Locsin,i do congratulate you for making once again the Philippine cinema lively and back to its circulation. more projects to come for Angel and greater profit for cinemas/theaters nationwide.

  7. Anonymous12:12 AM

    I watched it twice and geez..i felt the same experience all over again. i thought i can put my emotions under control the second time but it just kept on hitting my soul and welled up my eyes. pretty embarassing i must say to get out of the theater with red ones. What a movie!

  8. Anonymous8:35 PM

    Groundbreaking Film. A Masterpiece. I hope producers and directors will put the same effort to come up with stuff like this.

  9. Napanood ko na rin! Hahaha. At napa-review pa ko:


  10. Anonymous7:25 AM

    It's a teleserye!  Indulgent, bloated and confused are the words to describe this.  It took me a few tries before finally able to finish it. Jake Cuenca is good, Carmi has her moments, but Aga and Angel are miss-paired.  The rest of the supporting cast are OK. Lovers of teleserye, line up and buy the DVD, the rest, beware.