So I’ve been itchin’ out to watch this over 2014 Metro Manila Film Festival – not because I am that hopeless romantic but because it had huge appreciation from the critics. Well, I’m no critic but I heard that it has a really nice screenplay (not the typical text-quotes-dialogue-na-di-mo-naman-talaga-masasabi-sa-totoong-buhay). Here is my top hugot and extremely funny moments to be remembered from English Only, Please.
WARNING: SPOILER ALERT!
IN LOVE, ALL OF US BECAME TANGA… NOT JUST ONCE
Tere Madlangsacay (played by Jennilyn Mercado) is the epitome of tanga – Having her ex-boyfriend (Kian Cipriano) toy her around, letting her buy expensive stuff for him (phone and mac book air). Not to mention that his ex-boyfriend doesn’t want to be in a relationship with her AGAIN and contented with FUBU coz MAHAL KITA, PERO SLIGHT LANG.
note: Kudos Kean Cipriano for portraying the character effortlessly! You’ve done it again! (First seen in Bakit Hindi Ka Crush Ng Crush Mo)
OO NA AKO NA! AKO NA! AKO NA MAG-ISA!
This one got me when I watched the trailer. Tere shouted it out when an insensitive jeepney barker called out for a remaining slot. No one would be happy seeing happy couples and love birds in front of you when you are SINGLE plus tanga at that moment.Don’t forget how the barker give emphasis to those who are SINGLE and alone. EDI AKO NA SINGLE! OO NA AKO NA! AKO NA! AKO NA MAG-ISA!
Joined by another love sick fool, Filipino-American Julian Parker (Derek Ramsey my love) haven’t got over with his Filipina ex yet. He even hired an English-Filipino translator to translate his untold bitter-letter to his ex girlfriend. Even I would be full of hatred if someone leave me hanging after promising to build the future with me. Doubtlessly, HINDI MO ALAM KUNG GAANO GUMANTI ANG PUSONG NASAKTAN NG GANITO.
THE NEVER SUPPORTIVE BUT ALSO TANGA BFF!
Tere is always scolded by her BFF (Cai Cortez) for her ka-martyran. But her Bff is a young single mom finding a potential partner over the internet. As a victim of social media misinformation, the candidates later on leave her after knowing that she already has a very witty daughter (who comforts her saying, hayaan mo na muka naman siyang mabaho or feeling ko bakla siya). Yeah so, birds of the same feather flocks together.
note: I can’t remember what’s the real dialogue of the little girl but I’m sure it’s meant that way.
WHERE DO YOU LIFT?
I don’t know who the guy is, but this odd scene is really funny. A random stranger hits on Tere boasting about his masculine built when Julian came over joining his little act. Sadly, Julian is a lot better having full 6 pack of toned abs. The crazy stranger left after loosing with last words, EDI KAYO NA, PAKASAYA KAYO!
Just so you know, this movie won 40th MMFF awards including:
2nd Best Picture
Best Actor: Derek Ramsay
Best Actress: Jennylyn Mercado
Best Director: Dan Villegas
Best Story: Antoinette Jadaone and Dan Villegas
Best Screenplay: Antoinette Jadaone