Have you seen A Second Chance yet? I did. I bought tickets after lunch to watch the last full show yesterday and people made fun of me for buying my tickets so early, but it was worth it after I saw the crazy ticket lines and sold out cinemas that I avoided by doing so. And I’m glad I saw it on the first day. Because it was good. Really good. And if I could, I’d watch it over and over and over again. Just like I did with One More Chance.
What I loved the most about A Second Chance is the fact that John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo have undeniable chemistry – the kind that I simply haven’t seen in other Pinoy loveteams in movies so far. I don’t know what it is, but they are a joy to watch. They won’t make you roll your eyes or make you want to puke. They just get along so effortlessly well and look so good together, they work.
Aside from that, these two are amazing actors. They are so good, in fact, that you will become utterly invested in their relationship and their problems. They will make you root for them from beginning to end and they will make you cry. A lot.
As with the first movie, A Second Chance is full of hugot and full of problems and full of tears and full of heartache, but it grips you in all the right places and makes you feel things you haven’t felt in a long time. And they do that by ensuring that you are able to relate to the movie, regardless of your current relationship status. If you are currently single, you will relate to the sadness of remembering the good times of a relationship past and even the bitterness of being single (through Anj). If you are currently in a relationship, you will relate to the annoyance of the everyday problems that you experience as a couple and to the helplessness of sometimes not being able to know what to do.
And that’s why Popoy and Basha are so well-loved. Because they are so relatable. And because they embrace their characters so well, they are able to portray them in such a great and realistic way and, in turn, we become so invested in what they’re doing on screen. It isn’t until after the movie that you realize you watched something that was more than 2 hours long.
Above all things, though, Popoy and Basha are well-loved because they are an inspiration to everyone. Yes, they go through the worst of things, but somehow, you still find yourself rooting for them. You still hope for them to work things out. You do that because that’s what you feel when you want a relationship to last forever, too. And that’s how powerful the Popoy and Basha tandem is. They have become an inspiration to couples all over the Philippines. They make us think: if Popoy and Basha can’t make it, how should normal people like us ever make it? I really hope that made sense and that I’m not alone here. :p
Have you seen the movie yet? :) If you have, then you might want to check out this article, too: 20 Quotes from A Second Chance that Will Make Your Heart React