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Saturday, January 11, 2020

Mia The Movie: Blackouts and Bru

In #MiaTheMovie, 
They say time heals all wounds pero paano kung hindi lang nasugat, kundi nawasak at tuluyan nang nadurog ang puso mo? 

Kaya si Mia (Coleen Garcia) pilit dinaraan na lang sa alak ang sakit, para makatulog, para makalimot, kaya lang literal na nagigising sya na walang alaala kung sino, saan, at ano ang ginawa nya. 

Magaling si Coleen sa paganap niya bilang si Mia and parang mas maganda siya kapag bare face lang and no heavy make up.

Bakas din sa mukha nya ang sakit na dinadala  nya at napaisip pa nga ako kung talaga bang alcoholic sya dahil natural ang kanyang pag arte. 

Bilang Nanay nga, pati ako nagalala kung ano nga ba ang pinag gagawa ni Mia kapag nalalasing at nagbblack out sya. 

Na ilock ba nya ang pintuan ng bahay dahil baka pasukin na lang sya sa bahay o pagsamantalahan ng masasamang loob. 


Maganda ang pagkaka produce ng pelikula. Hindi mukhang tinipid at I love the movie's cinematography, the drone shots, and pati na din ang mga trivia na hinihirit ni Edgar Allan Guzman. 

Magaling din si EA at kahit unang beses lang sila nagpartner ni Coleen maganda ang mga scenes nila together. As expected mahusay din ang supporting cast lalo na si William Martinez at Yayo Aguila. 

Pero ang agaw eksena at malamang hindi agad malilimutan ay si Bru.. Ang Bromelia plant na naging karamay ni Mia. 

Para sa mga mahilig sa RomCom, mag eenjoy kayo sa pelikula, lalo na kung sawa ka na sa mga natitirang mga MMFF movies at sa mga nalipasan ng mga English movies ngayong linggo.

Insight 360 Films will hold the first “National Mia Day” on January 13 at the Cinema 1 of SM Megamall in honor of women whose name is similar to the main protagonist of the most-awaited romantic comedy film “Mia.” 

The special event, which will be held simultaneously with the advanced screening of the film “Mia,” has already create massive buzz on various social media platforms—attracting thousands of inquiries from curious netizens all over the country.

“The moment we posted the trailer of ‘Mia’ on Facebook and Youtube, we’ve noticed so many people tagging their friends and relatives named Mia. It gave us an idea to celebrate the National Mia Day two days prior to our movie’s theatrical release on January 15,” explained executive producer and Insight 360 Films president Chris Cahilig.

“So far we’ve received thousands of messages from women named Mia from all walks of life asking how they can participate in the event,” he added. 

But with or without a free pass, legions of netizens are raring to go and watch award-winning director Veronica Velasco’s “Mia” after viewing its beautifully crafted trailer, which has garnered, to date, close to 10 million views. 

One netizen posted: “There have been a lot of ‘hugot’ films since 2018, but one thing is sure about this one—the trailer makes you curious about the situation of Mia.” 

“Trailer pa lang ang ganda na. Paano pa kaya ang buong pelikula. Gusto kong manood . . . Mia,” another remarked. 

Indeed, the trailer gave local movie fans a glimpse of the strong chemistry between Mia the doctor and EA the forester, with Coleen’s classic raw beauty complementing EA’s charmingly boyish looks. It doesn’t hurt, either, that both of them display considerable acting chops.

Many commenters excitedly revealed their plans about watching “Mia”. One gushed, “Omg! I feel this movie. Panonoorin kita kahit mag-isa ako!” while another suggested that watching “Mia” will be a perfect pre-Valentine’s date.

Some netizens shared that they would save up for the film, while one declared, “This movie will be my birthday gift for myself; I can’t wait!”

A compelling story about finding love, healing, and hope, “Mia” was directed by Velasco and produced by Insight 360 in partnership with Viva Films. 

The film depicts the story of Mia, portrayed by Coleen Garcia, a doctor who turned self-destructive alcoholic after her fiancĂ©’s tragic death, and Jay, played by Edgar Allan Guzman, a forester and environmental advocate who transforms mined-out lands into rainforests. The promise of love and healing comes when Jay decides to pursue the heartbroken Mia. 

Other cast members of “Mia” include well-known actors William Martinez, Yayo Aguila, Billy Crawford, Star Orjaliza, Jeremy Domingo, Sunshine Teodoro, Pau Benitez and Xenia Barrameda. 

Co-written by Velasco and Jinky Laurel, the film is a refreshing take on the usual romantic-comedy and “hugot” films, shining a light on relevant concepts such as grief, self-love, and acceptance. 

As the first Filipino film of the new decade, local movie buffs believe that “Mia” will exceed expectations and make its mark among the best of Filipino romantic-comedy flicks. 

“Mia” will show on cinemas nationwide on January 15. 

* Photos by Orange Magazine TV

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