I've always wanted to watch a film festival and to my luck, I met a film reviewer at a blogger event and she invited me to watch the Cinema One originals film fest. She didn't mention it was the gala night so it was a sweet treat to find out that we would be watching along with the actors and directors of the movie that will be shown.
Due to schedules, I chose to watch My Paranormal Romance. Another reason was I found the title intriguing. I didn't know what it was about, and I had no idea who made it. I was after watching a film and prayed that it would be good or I would get my money's worth.
Fate was smiling on me because an online friend met up with me and he treated me to the movie which was a surprise. I didn't have to spend a dime. I thought to myself, if this movie sucked, I wouldn't hate it so much.
Here is a trailer of the movie we watched.
The film was done in the Bisaya dialect which I found hilarious because I am from Cebu and could understand everything. My date was from Cagayan de Oro and he too could understand what they were saying. It was a blast. The movie had us laughing and slapping our thighs out of sheer laughter. It was endearing and it was something a lot of people could relate to.
I totally got the lead. She was me, albeit she was prettier. She went through a lot of pain because of her wrong choices in men and she focused on her other dreams. She met someone and she's still hopelessly positive about it. She followed her heart.
It may seem like the movie was shallow but in reality, it is something everyone goes through save for those heartless creatures who find happiness in breaking hearts.
Verdict: This movie is worth watching!
I was also lucky enough to get a photo taken with the lead actor and the director, photos below respectively.
For a film fest newbie, I had such a wonderful time. Sadly, I wasn't able to get a photo taken with my friend. However, I do have photos of a new acquaintance who treated me and of course, myself. :)