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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Two Love You’ banks on Relatability and Sensitivity

In the film, Reggie (Lassy Marquez) is a beauty salon owner and has been trying to move on from a heartbreak. He’s good friend Emma (Yen Santos) who frequents his salon is already like his sister. But one day, their friendship will be tested when both fall for one man–and that is Winston (Kid Yambao).

Two Love You is made possible by Ogie Diaz Productions Incorporated and Lonewolf Films.

At first, I thought this film is today’s version of the late comedy king–Dolphy‘s Ang Tatay Kong Nanay (a 1978 comedy-drama film which also had Philip Salvador in the cast). 



It’s about relatability and sensitivity that makes this film tick. 

In the film, Reggie (Lassy Marquez) is a beauty salon owner and has been trying to move on from a heartbreak. He’s good friend Emma (Yen Santos) who frequents his salon is already like his sister. But one day, their friendship will be tested when both fall for one man–and that is Winston (Kid Yambao).

Is it possible to happen?

Yes, Reggie is a kind-hearted gay who is always willing to help those who are in need. His big heart is his strength. However, Emma is charming and irresistible. The conflict will spring from the friendship between  Reggie and Emma. 

But the film succeeds in showing what gay men are capable of doing. Like any human being, gay men are loving and are vulnerable to be hurt, too. That heart-to-heart talk of Urbee (MC Muah) and Reggie will [definitely] make the moviegoers cry. Direk Benedict Mique plunges into the side of gay men, the sensitive part when people intentionally or unintentionally hurt them in the process.

Though not a film doesn’t have a strong message to say, its simplicity and its humanity is already the punch to which the audience will appreciate.  

Moviegoers will get to witness how Impressive Marquez, Santos, Muah, and even Yambao in their acting.

It’s a feel-good film that promises to make the audience laugh, feel giddy, cry, and even share the joy of what it is to love, regardless of one’s gender and sexual preferences.

Two Love You is still showing in cinemas nationwide. Catch it.

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Written by Jude Cartalaba

Writer-Editor-Facilitator, Creative Strategist-Marketer, Publicist and PR Practitioner. Publisher and Netrepreneur.

Currently, he writes for BroadwayWorld.com Philippines and for an upcoming TV and movie guide called SYNOPSIS magazine.

Apart from being a writer, he facilitates writing workshops, and does consulting for creative marketing strategies and PR work.

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