I had a movie date with my mother and my aunt yesterday. I really wanted to beg off because of my back pain that I’d been feeling for about a week already. When I called my mother to cancel, she was already set to go and my aunt was also there with her in Balbarino waiting for me to pick them up. Of course I did not have the guts to dampen their spirits so I proceeded to pick them up, no matter how much I longed to rest my back on my bed.
I met a few friends outside the theater and most of them were watching Angels and Demons. I wanted to watch that movie too but duty calls and I have to please the elders and treat them to a night of laughter. I was reserving Angels and Demons for a movie date with H later this weekend.
We did not know what to expect of BFF. We had been fooled by those ABS CBN trailers before and we were kind of wary this was one of those movies that they plug as “ang ganda ganda!” which turn out the opposite.
There was nothing spectacular about the movie and it had the usual “tatak pinoy” scenes – the fast forward animated running and chasing, the singing of the cast in the middle of nowhere, plus the choreographed dancing- but it was truly funny. My mom and I were laughing out loud (my aunt slept through!). The dialogues were witty and catchy. The plot was new and the acting of Ai-ai was hilarious. Sharon’s acting was also excellent (as usual?).
Speaking about Sharon, I really admire her for accepting her role in the movie. Her heavy figure was being ridiculed by several characters in the movie (Ai-ai, John, Gina, etc) but she bore it. Maybe she is being practical and has accepted the fact that unless she goes back to shape, this kind of role will have to do for now.
I would have fully enjoyed watching the movie had it not been for the big rats chasing each other around the theater. I was always on my toes and I had to glance off the screen several times because I was intently looking out for them. I was wearing sandals and I was apprehensive the rats might run over my feet. In between laughs, I suffered in silence. I did not tell my mom about it because I did not want to spoil her night. Besides, she needs to laugh to ward off those cancer cells.
I was not able to put off my fear any longer though. Shortly before the movie ended, I already stood up because the rats were going our direction. My mom and my aunt were confused because they still wanted to watch the NGs. I did not care to hear their objections and just bolted out of my seat. I practically ran out of the theater with them tailing behind.
On better note, I totally forgot the pain in my back during the movie. I even felt refreshed after (erasing the rats part). When I woke up this morning, my back pain was gone!
That movie did me good but that will be my last movie for now (until I forget about the rats).