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THE ART OF LIGAW

The Art Of Ligaw (2019)

Directed by: Jourdan Sebastian


Epy Quizon seems like the most handsome guy in the Philippines while I’m watching this movie. Nakaka-dagdag pogi points kung paano nya dalhin ang sarili nya. His confidence is not associated with boastfulness — making him the right man who can talk about courtship, because he sounds sincere at hindi lang basta nagyayabang.


KZ Tandingan, as a first-time movie actress, is a pleasant revelation. I am glued to her innate charm. Nakaka-kilig ang mga pakipot nyang mga hirit habang nililigawan sya.


Epy and KZ don’t have a chemistry at a glance. Pero habang tumatagal, ang cute nilang tingnang magkasama. Their personalities jive with each other — along with all the other actors in this movie.


Mercedes Cabral, even with a light role, manages to give an impact. Tipong simpleng pakikipag-tsismisan nya with KZ ay napuno nya ng excitement. Roxanne Barcelo’s serious yet enticing tone keeps me entertained with every word she has to say. Yung mga biglaang hirit ni Long Mejia ay nakadagdag rin para mas maging masaya ang palabas nato.


Mabilis mong makakagaanan ng luob ang bawat character, because the actors are effective and their story is universal.


How the story was told is a different story though.


The movie is presented via live narration and normal storytelling. May taong nag-kwe-kwento about courtship. Then may kwentong ipinapakita na nagliligawan.


They have 2 ways to present 1 theme. Dapat nagtutulungan yung dalawa para makapagbahagi ng isang magandang kwento. But instead of complementing one another, they just fill each other’s gaps.


May hinahanap kang eksena. Imbes na ipakita sayo, sasabihin na lang sa narration. May eksenang bigla na lang mangyayari. Imbes na iparamdam sayo, sasagutin na lang sa narration.


Nalilimitahan nila ang pagbahagi ng feelings. Nagkakaroon ng shortcuts ang pagsusubayan mo sa journey nila Epy at KZ. Kaya hindi kumpleto ang pakiramdam mo pagdating sa dulo.


They have a beautiful message to share about courtship, but most sharing turns into just saying.


The storytelling became convenient, because they have the leeway to just 𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘭 the story, rather than 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘸 it.


THE ART OF LIGAW

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Cast: Epy Quizon, KZ Tandingan, Mercedes Cabral, Roxanne Barcelo, Long Mejia, Archie Alemania

Presented by: Coreminds, Inc.

Date Released: November 13, 2019 in Philippine cinemas nationwide

A Movie Review by: Goldwin Reviews

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