It’s been awhile since I watched a movie alone, but when I heard that “I’m Drunk, I love you” was down to 10 cinemas, I knew I just had to do it alone. Good thing, there was a screening at Gateway Cinemas at nearby Araneta. So in a packed cinema, I willingly let a movie pick on old healed wounds.
Let’s just say I was an easy, willing victim, and the movie pushed so many buttons. For one, I know how difficult it is to mount a music festival in La Union so there goes button number one. The plot line is way too familiar, and I don’t know whether to be happy or sad for a person who couldn’t relate because he or she has not been placed in a similar predicament. Old feelings said hello once again, but it’s nice to be reacquainted with them in rose colored nostalgic glasses. There is enough memories to draw from, but it’s always a relief those are behind you. Or in Carson’s term, “graduate” na tayo dyan.
I love how in expected indie-movie fashion, the plot development nor the lines are not formulaic. Things are said the way they are said in real life, not in perfectly worded sentiments that you don’t actually say in that climactic moment. People don’t actually say “Minahal mo ba ako dahil kailangan mo ko o kailangan mo ko kaya minahal mo ko?” when caught in the heat of an argument, people oftentimes retreat and those star cinema perfect lines are reserved for the millions of times you play the moment back in your head. I’m Drunk I love you is rooted in such realism.
Totoo naman. “Hindi mo kasalanan na hindi mo ako mahal.” Not as poetic, but equally saksak puso tulo ang dugo levels.
I went out of the cinema with the right amount of closure. And then I looked for bagnet. Because bagnet solves everything.
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